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Nurse / Manager Job in Lexington, Kentucky / Government

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: Lexington
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

I believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats what our patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

As a Rehabilitation Manager you will:
Direct and provide care/services (> 50% direct patient care) and develop/implement patient plans of care and physician protocols for Specialty patients within scope of practice, to include performing admissions screening, clinical assessments and treatments as appropriate, consulting with third party representatives regarding patient financial responsibility, providing case management and follow up, to ensure care plan stated outcomes are achieved. Participate in the on call schedule.
Direct rehab therapy and specialty operations to ensure the provision of quality service consistent with applicable government laws/regulations and corporate policies/guidelines/standards. Maintain an awareness of changes in legislation that impact business operations and liability.
Be responsible for oversight of specialty core tenants including credentialing, training, competency checks, and annual integrity survey.
Assist Area Education Specialist (AES) or branch designee by providing oversight of orientation of new therapy clinicians.
Participate in creating annual budgets for specialty programs and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budgetary constraints. Review therapy metrics reporting for the branch and responds as appropriate.
Assess market potential and develop annual specialty/rehab business plans in conjunction with branch leadership and sales team. Collaborate with home health specialists providing the clinical support for sales as needed. Participate in community/professional organizations to increase company visibility and ensure the achievement of sales/profit goals.
Analyze gross profit factors, market conditions, business volume/mix, competition, and operational costs/requirements. Train operational leadership and support team on rehab and specialty metrics.
Consult with regional/divisional/corporate staff and clinical delivery/business contacts to identify solutions to client needs/problems. Implement company sponsored programs (e.g., clinical, marketing, risk management, etc,) and recommend new specialties to division/corporate staff as appropriate.
Direct/oversee implementation of rehab processes to ensure sound clinical outcomes and excellent customer services to patients receiving therapy/specialty services.
Monitor the work of therapy clinicians to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and quality, and makes provisions for their development as needed. Provide information on the status of new/changed regulations and procedures, and ensures compliance.
Work with area recruiter and Branch leadership to ensure therapy capacity to meet market needs.
Participate in/encourage quality assessment and performance improvement activities. Generate reports for regional, divisional and corporate personnel.
Maintain ongoing clinical knowledge through internal/external training programs, provide interpretation of knowledge and direction to staff
Ensure compliance with standards/company policies/procedures and external regulatory requirements. Ensure that caregiver clinical documentation meets these requirements. Inspect therapy documentation by completing monthly chart reviews for quarterly quality audit committee.
Perform all duties inherent in a managerial role including shared responsibility, accountability and authority for annual performance appraisals, coaching and feedback, and action plans for therapy clinicians.
Qualifications
Masters degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech language pathology, preferred.
Five years of clinical experience is required.
Must have a minimum of 2 years in home healthcare, and two years supervisory experience at a minimum.
A Diploma from an accredited Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Therapy Program and current unrestricted licensure to practice as a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist in the state(s) required.
A Graduation Degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Program (approved by the American Physical Therapy Association, the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Physical Therapy Association), or Occupational Therapy program (accredited jointly by the Commission on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy association or is eligible for the National Registration Examination of the Occupational Therapy Association),or Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology (Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology or audiology granted by the American Speech and Hearing Association or meets the educational requirements for certification and is in the process of meeting the required supervised experience for a certificate required), and meets any additional qualifications as stated in state home care regulations in the state(s) of practice.
Current CPR certification also required.
Excellent organization, problem solving and communication skills required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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