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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4196 - Manager of Rehabilitative Therapies

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    315

Under administrative direction; performs work of considerable difficulty overseeing professional and technical work of providing rehabilitative therapy services for Care Center residents; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time in planning, organizing and supervising the work of subordinate personnel engaged in rehabilitative therapies.  This includes Rehabilitation Services provided to residents on the sub-acute and Long Term units including maintenance therapy, outpatient and wellness services.  Employees in this class are responsible for assuring maximum third party payer reimbursement.  The individual in this position works under the administrative direction of the Care Center Assistant Administrator.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Oversight of therapy/wellness providers
•    Oversight of Wheelchair department
•    Plans and coordinates the Care Center Rehabilitative Therapy Programs
•    Supervises subordinate personnel engaged in providing therapy
•    Acts as liaison for residents and families
•    Coordinates with other departments to achieve care plan goals
•    Reviews individual residents' programs to determine method payment available
•    Documents programs to gain approval for payment
•    Prepares departmental budget requests
•    Develops departmental policies and objectives
•    Instructs residents in functional activities prescribed by the physician and/or registered therapists
•    Provides therapy services
•    Attends weekly staff meetings designed to discuss residents' progress
•    Instructs residents in therapy practices
•    Assists in maintaining records of attendance, residents' progress, and significant data for case histories
•    Keeps records and makes reports
•    Supervises the maintenance of all therapy equipment
•    Attends workshops and in-service seminars
•    Provides workshops and in-service training sessions
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    The principles and practices of rehabilitative therapy and the various pathological problems encountered
•    How to plan policies and procedures for the department
•    Third party pay or requirements and documentation policies and procedures
•    Knowledge of Rehabilitation operations for a Sub Acute/Post Acute/Long Term Care settings
•    Knowledge of Billing and Reimbursement in Long Term Care/Post Acute care
•    Budget preparation
•    Working knowledge of MDS as it relates to reimbursement and billing
•    Working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and Managed care as it relates to Rehab disciplines
•    The latest developments in the field of rehabilitative therapies
•    Management and Leadership principles
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Planning, assigning and supervising the work of others
•    Facilitating program understanding, acceptance and participation in residents and families
•    Policy/procedure development
•    Resident and family relations
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Monitor and evaluate employees
•    Prioritize and assign work
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
•    Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in  Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy or Nursing and five years of related experience including two years of supervisory experience in a long term care or rehabilitative therapy setting; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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

Heavy Work:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and/or arms to administer therapy programs, crouch or stoop, and lift and transfer up to 50 pounds independently on a continuous basis.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work will occur in an office and field environment and regularly include working with residents in the rehabilitation office.

This position requires an Illinois Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist License.