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Director Of Rehabilitation Services in Pasadena, CA at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Pasadena, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Position Summary

The Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) serves as an experienced subject matter leader and expert in staffing, clinical certifications, evidence-based practice, scope of practice, regulatory standards, clinical and payor guidelines, standards for certification and accreditation and operations. Leading effectively and resourcefully with operations management in a changing rehab and outpatient therapy regulatory environment.

The DOR directs, plans and evaluates clinical practice, functional outcomes, fiscal responsibility, and change management in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology. Other areas of responsibility may include Motion Analysis, Inpatient Rehabilitation Units, Subacute Units, Sports Medicine, Cleft Lip and Palate, Seating, Child Life, Recreation Therapy, and Orthotics and Prosthetics.   

The DOR works closely and productively with other Directors of Rehabilitation, as well as, SHC Headquarters leadership and staff in support of building and sustaining an SHC standardized system of therapy services and processes.

In cooperation with other local leaders, offers exceptional care following the Shriners Hospitals for Children® FOCUSED©™ Program, a system-wide model for professional practice that stresses and emphasizes patient-centered care, or always putting the needs of the patients (and their families first). This position has a dotted line report to the Corporate Director of Rehabilitation, which will offer input into annual performance reviews. This position is administrative, but can provide limited direct patient care as needed. Protected leadership time is necessary for this position in this highly regulated field.

Job Requirements



Master’s Degree, DPT or tDPT required.



5 years of previous leadership, and/or management experience in a therapy or rehab setting required.

Demonstrated experience in revenue cycle, coding, reconciliation, documentation, billing and prior

authorization of third party payors to include letters of medical necessity required.

Medicaid experience required.

Member of the APTA or AOTA required.


Clinical Experience:

PCS, OCS, NCS, or CHT preferred

Pediatric experience preferred



Special Qualifications

Licensed in state of practice required.

CPR/BLS certification required per local site policy.

Previous pediatric experience in pediatric orthopedics, burns, and/or inpatient rehabilitation is preferred.

This position is encouraged to obtain at least a green belt in SHC lean six sigma.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


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