Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist - Kindred Hospital - Houston Medical Center

Description
Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist
Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services is opening a 10-bed Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) within our LTAC – Kindred Hospital-Houston Med Center in Houston, TX. This ARU will feature 10-private rooms, providing quality and safety while offering the continuum of care in one location as our patients progress from Long Term Acute Care into Rehab.
Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, and employee we serve and we are seeking a Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist to join our team now!
Summary:
As a Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist, you will:
Be responsible for development and implementation of educational and community relations activities which will support awareness and utilization of the rehabilitation program's services. Demonstrate accountability for and contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving and productivity enhancement in a flexible team fashion. Demonstrate knowledge as Acute Rehabilitation content expert.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to review patient medical charts and understand pharmaceuticals, test results, therapy evaluations, pre-existing conditions, and have a general medical knowledge of the patient.

  • Ability to clearly and professionally interact with patients, families, and healthcare providers while gathering additional clinical information and past history.

  • Conduct thorough patient assessments to identify patients for potential admission into the system.

  • Complete detailed Pre-Admission Screens, as applicable, according to facility policies and procedures, KHRS policies and procedures, and payer requirements, as applicable.

  • Target area research including analysis of like programs and alternative levels of care.

  • Schedule meetings; arrange conferences and group events for medical professionals including potential and existing referral sources, doctors, nurses, social workers and other health care professional.

  • Provide patient updates to physicians, payers, case managers, social workers and other relevant persons.

  • Maintain solid working relationships with new and existing referral sources by providing excellent after-sales service.

  • Participate in direct contact with patients and patient representatives as required for clinical services, for educational services as requested by patients, or for quality assurance.

  • Develop educational and community relations plans in consultation with Program Director, Medical Director, and host hospital CEO.

  • Maintain effective communication and listening skills with patients, families, healthcare providers, employers, clients and team members.

  • Complete monthly operations summary report.

  • Prepare reports and weekly plans within CRM tool as well asterritory analysis and submitting t hem to management.

  • Consult with corporate Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Consultants, and Denials Management Department.

  • Participate in team meetings along with Medical Director, Program Director, Nurse Manager, Therapy Coordinator, and others, as applicable.

  • Function as a resource for and provide team members with in-service/cross-training on acute rehabilitation criteria, diagnostic case mix management, coding, etc., as applicable.

  • Contribute to development of improved efficiency and productivity of program clinical/administrative functions.

  • Participate in continuing education/professional development activities.

  • Regularly attend industy events, training, company meetings, briefings, and educational workshops.

  • Participate in Clinical Program Development as identified through market demand.

  • Educate specific specialized physicians on quality, programs, accreditations, and regulations on inpatient acute rehabilitation, as applicable.

  • Participate in program quality management activities. Collect quality review data. Participate in survey preparation activities. Interact with assigned program consultant. Participate in unit safety activities.

  • Ability to analyze market data to indentify opportunities within the acute rehabilitation program.

  • Ability to research and analyze competitors market success.

  • Contribute to the delivery of cost effective care.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient with technology

  • Communicate and demonstrate a professional image/attitude for patients, families, clients, co-workers and others, demonstrting great customer service and listening skills.

  • Adhere to policies and practices of applicable professional organizations, client hospital and KHRS.

  • Ability to travel in the community to meet clients/customers.

  • Ability to communicate well utilizing a multitude of different media.

  • Approximate percent of time required to travel: 80%


Qualifications
Education:

  • At a minimum, should be a graduate of a four year college program with a bachelor’s degree in a health related, business or marketing area of concentration, nursing or therapy preferred

Licenses/Certification:

  • Applicable and current clinical license to practice in accordance with the state

  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation required

Experience:

  • A track record of successful experience in a health care setting, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working with physicians, nursing management, discharge planners, case managers, and social workers

  • Clinical experience is required


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