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Full-Time Rehab Director- PT, OTR Or Slp-Ccc

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Healthpro Heritage Plantsville , CT 06479

Posted 2 months ago


HealthPRO Heritage has a Rehab Director opportunity at LiveWell Connecticut (formerly Alzheimer's Resource Center) in Plantsville, CT. Since 1990, LiveWell has been a pioneering leader in the field of aging services; advancing care, support, and issues of importance to individuals living with Alzheimer's and other dementias and those who care about and for them. New growth opportunities are opening full and part time positions across LiveWell's continuum of residential and community based services including long term care, assisted living, and community based outpatient services. We require a licensed therapist for this opportunity.

At HealthPro Heritage we hire people who share our vision, who work diligently and provide the kind of care that will help change patient's lives for the better. As an Associate, your dedication and commitment deserve respect and recognition. If you're looking for a career and straightforward and realistic 'care' expectations, maybe it's time to look at our company.

  • Seasoned Speech Language Pathologist-CCC, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist with leadership qualities, experience in LTC, and a desire to be integral member of team pioneering best practices in dementia care.

  • Desire to work in a culture that fosters the well-being of people living with dementia

  • Commitment to continuous learning, personal development, self-reflection and relationship building

  • Proven expertise in the area of cognition; psychosocial performance, palliative approaches and dementia care practices across the continuum

  • Demonstrated ability to form lasting relationships within a team, neighborhood, and with families

  • Experience with successful implementation of clinical programming particularly dementia best practices

  • Strong documentation competency and understanding of regulatory processes including ICD 10

  • Strong communication skills- able to interface with family and the community at large

  • Competency with speaking the language of dementia care to ancillary professionals and families; focused on advocacy and education

  • Results oriented

  • Focus on program development and implementation


Job Duties

  • Maintaining a clinical caseload

  • Responsible for recruiting and retaining rehab service personnel

  • Promotes positive employee relations by facilitating an atmosphere of open communication and problem solving

  • Responsible for conducting performance appraisals of all rehab personnel

  • Monitors and assists with personnel compliance standards including required credentials, corrective actions, and improvement plans when needed

  • Investigates, follows up and assists in the resolution of staff, service and patient-related issues as requested

  • Assures that all program standards are met, including CARF, SNF, and JCAHO standards

  • Develop strategies to increase facility's therapy program/revenue in both Part A and Part B caseloads

  • Lead efforts to build caseloads within the facility, including the investigation of those in facility who could be candidates for therapy through follow-up with nursing staff and physicians. Ensure that the therapy dept. is aware and accepting all patients that are appropriate for therapy

  • Develop special programs for resident participation, such as fitness, dementia programming, and various protocols for activities that strengthen and enhance the existing therapy program

  • Lead marketing efforts with local hospitals, physicians and community on behalf of facility to increase awareness of the therapy program

  • Provide leadership to and directly manage clinical therapy staff, facilitating a team atmosphere among staff

  • Perform active involvement in the recruiting and hiring process, attend events, and interview candidates as needed

  • Ensure that clinical staff is providing proper documentation according to Medicare guidelines, company policy and facility standards

  • Represent the ethical standards of the company, identifying and report instances of poor patient care and communicating concerns to Supervisors as needed.

  • Oversee the scheduling of patients and therapists, ensuring adequate coverage for therapy minutes

  • Track Assessment Period Data to include number of disciplines treating, treatment days/weeks and daily treatment time. Communicate data to appropriate facility personnel

  • Willingness to work with severely physically, emotionally and cognitively compromised patients

  • Willingness to work in environments with risk of personal injury, exposure to infections, waste materials, infectious diseases, and odors

  • Must be able to cope with the emotional stress associated with working with patients, families, and co-workers

  • Must be able to work independently with periodic (daily or less) support and directions.

  • Basic knowledge of computers, typing abilities and willingness to utilize computers on a daily basis

  • Participates in discharge planning

  • Supervises Rehabilitation Technicians, students and volunteers as needed

  • Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and individual therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using pre-determined criteria

  • Provides in-service education to the members of the patient's care team and education to the community

  • Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, company standards, department procedures and standards according to company guidelines

  • Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning implementation and follow up of patient therapy programs

  • Reports to work on time and coordinates schedule to achieve maximum performance standards according to company guidelines

  • Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance as required

  • Maintains a current knowledge of law and regulations regarding rehabilitative services and consults with supervisor to ensure that all employment actions are in compliance with applicable regulations

  • Ensures a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional

  • Reports all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries and equipment to Supervisor/appropriate personnel immediately

  • Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations

  • Adheres to high standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code

  • Adheres to all documentation requirements of Rehabilitation department, facility, and company

  • Contributes to a positive work team by sharing information, using problem-solving methods, accepting new ideas, constructive feedback and advice from others

  • Demonstrates superior customer service through professionalism, courtesy, consistent and timely follow-up, and positive communication

  • Adheres to all policies of company, including job descriptions, certifications requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards and patient rights

  • Adapts to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks, and is flexible in carrying out assignments

  • Communicates and interacts professionally and respectfully with others in attending to and meeting their requests

  • Perform all other duties as assigned and as required to effectively discharge the responsibilities of the position and are in the best interests of the company

  • Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education, License renewal and professional development

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position manages all therapists and associated staff and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within their assigned facility(s)

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional healthcare environment

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs - 100lbslbs

  • Use of proper body mechanics and techniques for bearing weight

  • Must be able to climb stairs, stoop, and reach when performing daily work

  • Ability to assist and perform with patient transfers, (including but not limited to: stand pivot, two- person, sliding board, Hoyer lift, non-weight bearing) safely and effectively with or without mechanical devices

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time position

  • However, this position regularly requires long hours and frequent weekend work


  • This position requires up to 10% travel

  • Occasional travel outside the local area and overnight

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to completely cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



  • Bachelors, Master's Degree and or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language Pathology.

  • Current license in the state(s) assigned

  • Minimum of 3 years of rehabilitation experience

  • MDS certification (RAC-CT) or other advanced certification preferred

  • Proven leadership and program development/supervisory experience, including multi-site management experience, including cross continuum practices

  • Knowledge of state, federal and therapy practice act legislation/law and accreditation standards

  • Interdisciplinary management and understanding essential

  • Must pass medical and physical examination based on job qualifications, requirements and duties/responsibilities

Personal Characteristics:

  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems

  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.

  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, and commitment to corporate mission.

  • An individual with excellent credibility, values and character and possess the highest ethical standards

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Highly intelligent and analytical. Someone who can manage oftentimes complicated and multi-dimensional operating scenarios

  • Highly results-oriented with the ability to overachieve business objectives

  • Must demonstrate initiative, possess a strong desire to succeed, and willingness to exert the extraordinary effort that will be required

  • An effective team member and team player within a close-knit and entrepreneurial management team

  • Self-directed, flexible and a willingness and desire to learn


  • Strategic Thinking

  • Business Acumen

  • Leadership skills

  • Results Driven

  • Financial Management

  • Problem Solving/Analysis

  • Collaboration Skills

  • Ethical Practice

  • Relationship Management

  • Leadership & Navigation

  • Presentation Skills

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Teamwork Orientation

  • Project Management

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Full-Time Rehab Director- PT, OTR Or Slp-Ccc

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