Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Job Title
- Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Job ID
- Washington, DC 20060
- Other Location
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
The Director of PM&R directs, provides and manages both inpatient and outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation services at Howard University Hospital.
The Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
- Manages the daily operations of the department with a consistent focus on improving the customer experience and access to care. This includes but is not limited to assuring appropriate staffing, controlling expenses, managing patient schedules, and assuring efficient processes are in place to support the team members and customers. Meets or exceeds productivity, charging and financial targets for the department.
- Supports Strategic and Growth Plans through Service-Line hospital strategies. Responsible for the strategic business design and development of the Rehabilitation Department. Develops and implements clinical programs that are cost effective and value added. Works closely with Business Development to market the programs and services to targeted referrers.
- Develops and contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Ensures compliance with HUH policies and procedures and governmental/accreditation regulations. Oversees fiscal matters related to rehabilitation programs, and promotion of the rehabilitation services throughout the hospital’s service area.
- Coordinates selection, coaching, orientation, mentoring and goal setting to promote improved team performance and quality care enhancement. Develops standards of performance, evaluates performance and conducts performance management including managing poor performers effectively as well as recognizes top performances. Conducts performance appraisals timely.
- Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate. Ensures compliance with HUH policies and procedures and governmental/accreditation regulations.
- Provides evaluation services including review of pertinent history information, performance of specific assessments, and determination of recommendations and documentation of results. Explains evaluation findings and treatment plan to patient and family and incorporates patient and family in the goals setting.
- Coordinates patient home program and referrals for community services through social services.
- Provides progress reports to Chair for review and charting.
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusives.
Expectations for a Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Include:
- Enthusiasm and excitement to build a strong clinical team that delivers the highest quality therapy to patients.
- Exceptional ability in building trusting relationships and maintaining confidentiality.
- Excellent patient care and communication skills with the ability to multitask while providing exceptional customer service to patients, family members and visitors.
- Strong problem solving, risk analysis, and project management skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
- Proficient in basic technology such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and feel comfortable reviewing reports and metrics
- Strong time-management skills and have the ability to seamlessly follow company directives to ensure continuity across clinics
- Experience with monitoring and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements and experience in interpreting regulations.
- Ability to independently manage, set priorities, execute effectively and pivot as appropriate.
Qualified candidates will possess:
- Master's degree in Physical/Occupational or Speech Language Therapy. Doctorate degree in area of discipline preferred.
- Ten (10) + years of experience in physical therapy or related field.
- Five (5) or more years of Supervisor Experience in a healthcare setting.
- Current License in area of discipline to practice in the District of Columbia.
- BLS Certification.
At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
- Work life balance
- Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
- Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation and sick leave and 403B retirement plan)
- 100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent children
Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.
- Required Skills
Master's degree in Physical/Occupational or Speech Language Therapy. Doctorate degree in area of discipline preferred.
Ten (10) + years of experience in physical therapy or related field.
Five (5) or more years of Supervisor Experience in a healthcare setting.
Current License in area of discipline to practice in the District of Columbia.