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Director of Inpatient Rehab - Nursing

Location : Danville VA 24541
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : Min 5 years in acute care nursing; 3 years management experience; Experience @ Director Level preferred
Required Education : BSN required; MSN preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Nursing

Job Description :
We have a client looking for a new Director of Inpatient Rehab to join its team in Danville, VA







In this position you will direct the departments activities and resources to achieve departmental and organizational objectives established in conjunction with upper management, such as, quality improvement, fiscal productivity, and patient satisfaction. You will provide overall direction and leadership for the provision of safe, effective and cost efficient patient care within the Rehab Unit.

 







JOB DUTIES


  • Responsible for organizing and directing day to day operations of the Inpatient Rehab Unit. 

  • Provide clinical support to areas of competency. 

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient population served. 

  • Provide leadership to staff with global decision making and accountability of standards for self and staff. 

  • Collaborate with Physicians and other department staff to provide comprehensive care with the focus on positive customer service. 

  • Coordinate financial goals through appropriate staffing, charge reconciliation and product/cost efficiency. 

  • Coach and mentor staff to achieve optimal work atmosphere and departmental goals. 

  • Coordinate CQI and other compliance data collections.

  • Review KRONOS daily and make any necessary updates. Document all changes on appropriate forms. 

  • Approve KRONOS data for final approval. Sign off on this approval by payroll deadline.

  • Assess employees’ hours and compare to department volumes by reviewing Productivity Plus and KRONOS.

  • Monitor, document and process (through corrective action) absences and tardies. Utilize review of KRONOS for this process.

  • Develop or review staffing schedules for department using staffing standards.






 




CHARGE RECONCILIATION


Compares 3 components of charge reconciliations (Ameritech, ancillary charges and department logs) daily; investigates any deficiencies; directs corrections of deficiencies and follows up for completion (Daily).


 



  1. Review and resolve Bill 45 and 49 issues, applying appropriate modifiers (Daily).

  2. Participate in SOX audits monthly. Resolve issues with deficiencies.

  3. Act as a resource and liaison for the Business Office involving other Departments and Directors.








CLINICAL SKILLS 




Able to perform Staff Nurse/Tech duties and maintains competencies in the following areas:



  • Glucose Monitoring, Drug Administration and Documentation and Job requirement of BLS.








COST MANAGEMENT



  1. Monitor monthly department charges.  

  2. Address deficiencies with associates.  

  3. Evaluate product necessity and justify rationale for ordering.  

  4. Assess current availability of supplies/equipment and utilize these before buying.  

  5. Review staffing daily and compare with patient volumes and adjust staff to accommodate variations. 

  6. Assess projected departments for volume and staff making adjustments as needed weekly.  

  7. Act as a liaison for patients who have billing questions and investigate concerns.  

  8. Assess daily overtime and adjust staff if workload allows.  

  9. Prepare department budgets including FTE analysis.  

  10. Assess facility needs for potential service line growth and develop cost analysis for feasibility.








EDUCATION



  1. Provide patient/family education for department customers.  

  2. Assess educational needs for patients, staff and outside programs and develop education materials.  

  3. Review outside sources for literature appropriateness, patient utilization and cost effectiveness.  

  4. Develop and overview educational needs of staff and provide education sessions.  

  5. Serve as a Community Educator available for programs outside the hospital.  

  6. Provide intradepartmental education as related to clinical areas.








LEADERSHIP



  1. Make departmental rounds daily (more often if department is busy or there are concerns).  

  2. Provide support to staff in dealing with issues on a daily basis.  

  3. Assess staff performance and counsel (corrective action).  

  4. Act as a liaison for patient/family concerns.  

  5. Maintain departmental policies and procedures.  

  6. Coordinate CQI, core measures, NPSG and other required standard collections.  

  7. Participate in hospital wide committees.








CUSTOMER SERVICE



  • Provide positive encounters with all department customers.  

  • Set example for staff in providing good customer service.  

  • Investigate customer service concerns promptly and address with those involved.  

  • Fulfill obligations quickly and follow through with people involved.








ADDITIONAL TASKS



  • Determine the need for new positions and posts accordingly into Taleo system.

  • Assure competent staff in subordinate functions through staff selection, training and development. 

  • Interview and select personnel, prepare performance evaluations, recommend promotions, transfers and terminations.

  • Direct a variety of personnel actions to include but not limited to hiring, performance appraisals, merit recommendations, promotions, transfers and PTO schedules.

  • Manage the orientation, training and instruction of new employees and the continuing education and training of existing employees.

  • Manage the supervision of the staff to ensure that standards are being met.

  • Oversee the development of policies and procedures to ensure compliance within the department.

  • Communicate verbally and in writing in a positive, consistent and open mannered approach with all internal and external customers.

  • Meet all licensing, regulatory and accreditation requirements (JACHO, CMS, etc.) and ensure that corrective actions are taken in response to the deficient regulatory compliance findings, when appropriate.

  • Responsible for providing leadership and direction in accordance with organization, departmental, regulatory agency philosophies, goals and standards.

  • Show organizational skills through effective planning and delegating. 

  • Constantly seek opportunities to have the department work more efficiently and effectively.

  • Develop performance standards and monitor assignments and control staffing levels to meet budgetary guidelines (standards).

  • Manage and monitor the department budget.

  • Participate with hospital management in making operational decisions, establishing and revising policies and procedures and establishing goals, strategies and tactics.

  • Review and approve purchase requests for clinical supplies, equipment, and office supplies.

  • Review and approve invoices and expense statements.

  • Review and approve IT Security requests for all department employees.

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of financial, clinical and office automated applications in computer systems.

  • Fulfill other assigned responsibilities, duties and tasks of them not specifically listed within this job description and as directed by employee’s Director or Administrative representative.


Required Qualifications :












REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS


  • Completion of Nursing school required

  • Bachelors in Nursing (BSN) required; Master's in Nursing (MSN) preferred

  • BLS required

  • Current licensure as an RN in the State of Virginia or compact state required

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in acute care nursing required

  • 3 years' management experience as a full-time charge nurse, clinical manager, or Nursing Administrative Supervisor required

  • Experience at the Director level preferred

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action when necessary

  • Required flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including week-ends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the cpatients of Sovah Health Danville.

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