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Assistant Director of Rehabilitation – Physical Therapist
Lake Placid, NY

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$75,000 - $95,000 / yr


Assistant Director of Rehabilitation –

  • *Must be a Physical Therapist  
  • Direct Hire
  • Full-Time
  • Excellent Benefits Package & Competitive Salary
  • Setting: Skilled Nursing Facility

Location: Lake Placid, NY

The Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Services team member assists with ensuring the health and well-being of residents by providing comprehensive and quality therapy services. This position is responsible for administering skilled therapy treatments ensuring that the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times. This position assumes the responsibilities of the Director of Rehabilitation Services during absences as assigned.

Responsibilities:

1.  Assumes the duties of the Director of Rehabilitation Services in absence of the Director.
2.  Initiates skilled therapy treatments in accordance with physician’s orders and rehabilitation goals; maintains required contract with physician.
3.  Maintains written evaluations, progress notes, MDS records and discharge summaries for residents in therapy program according to state, federal and facility policies; makes written recommendations for inter-disciplinary care planning and treatment.
4.  Collaborates with other members of the inter-disciplinary health care team to integrate rehabilitation goals into the comprehensive care plan.
5.  Provides input for Resident Care Planning (RCP) and Resident/Family Care Plan Review meetings; attends when appropriate; completes required documentation after the meetings.
6.  Maintains statistical records of residents’ treatments.
7.  Assists with education and in-service trainings when needed.
8.  Records and updates residents’ care plan(s).
9.  Informs resident or qualified representative about care and treatment plan and possible outcomes of treatment, or lack of treatment if resident refuses participation in a therapy program.
10. Orients, trains and supervises departmental personnel; assists with students assigned to the facility or educational programs.
11. Compiles and submits requisitions for supplies and equipment.
12. Acts as direct report for Therapy/Rehab personnel in conjunction with Director.
13. Ensures all documentation is processed accurately and timely.
14. Leads departmental meetings (in Director’s absence) and attends the following inter-departmental meetings when appropriate:
      a. Resident Care Planning
      b. Quality Assurance Committee
      c. Quality Assessment and Review Committee
      d. Morning Report
      e. Safety Committee
      f. In-service Education
      g. Staff Meeting for Department heads and Supervisors
15. Arrives to work on time, regularly, and working as scheduled; responsible for own transportation.
16. Utilizes electronic timekeeping system, if required.
17. Recognizes and follows the dress code of the facility including wearing name tag at all times.
18. Performs assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this position, and for all staff members of this facility.
19. Attends facility meetings, staff meetings, and required or preferred in-services.
20. Generates and develops ideas which improve the quality of care for residents or increase position productivity and satisfaction.
21. Performs all position duties according to safety rules and practices required for this position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents and visitors of this facility.
22. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate manual.
23. Exhibits the highest level of customer service towards residents, staff and visitors.
24. Consistently demonstrates the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
25. Follows policy and procedure regarding all electronic devices, computers, tablets, etc.
26. Supports and abides by Mission, Vision, and Values.
27. Abides by businesses code of conduct, compliance and HIPAA policies.
28. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, management staff or Administrator.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist professionally educated in an accredited curriculum with a baccalaureate degree
  • License to practice in the state in which work is performed
  • Must have interest in working with the elderly and respect the rights of residents during care and treatment services
  • Displays genuine concern for the elderly and patient and compassionate attitude
  • Current, valid CPR/BLS certification
  • Possession of ability to teach, inspire and motivate others; ability to organize workload, delegate assignments and promote teamwork required
  • Experience in the geriatric field of Occupational/Physical Therapy 
  • Experience with computer hardware and software including
  • Microsoft Office preferred
About the area:  Lake Placid is a village near the lake of the same name, in New York State’s beautiful Adirondack Mountains. It’s known as a Winter Olympics venue and a hub for snow sports and other outdoor pursuits. In the center of town, Mirror Lake has a trail around the shoreline. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is a popular attraction. 


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