Director of Rehabilitation Services

Director of Rehabilitation Services

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Join the dynamic, growing team at Gothenburg Health! Gothenburg Health has a full-time opening on our Rehabilitation Team. Come work in our state of the art, new facility with a medically-integrated YMCA today.


Gothenburg Health is currently seeking a FT Director of Rehabilitation Services to join our amazing team. Our recently completed facility, integrated into the YMCA at Gothenburg Health, provides many rehab innovations. In return for your clinical excellence and professional passion, we can offer you highly competitive compensation and many ongoing career development opportunities.

Manages, markets, and develops the rehab services at hospital location, skilled nursing facilities and local contracts.  Additionally, the Director of Rehabilitation Services is expected to evaluate and treat patients, within their specific area of training (as an occupational therapist, physical therapist or speech pathologist) referred by physician for rehabilitation services by performing the following duties:

The Director of Rehabilitation Services is a professional who is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care.  He/she collaborates with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide continuity of care. This position is expected to demonstrate competency in clinical skills necessary for the implementation of patient care.  The Director of Rehabilitation Services is expected to exercise informed judgment and uses individual competence and qualifications as criteria in prioritizing patient needs, seeking consultation, and performing duties to accomplish expected outcomes. 


  • Family YMCA Membership
  • Competitive Wages
  • State of the Art Facility


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for orientation of new therapists and staff, supervises and evaluates staff of rehab department programs (ie:  PT, OT, Speech). 
  • Performs necessary documentation including:  evaluations, progress notes, discharge notes and logs in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining and recording department QA reports/records.
  • Reviews and approves patient charges, time sheets and logs. 
  • Reviews treatment logs, looks for trends and makes recommendations for changes.
  • Prepares reconsideration letters for Medicare denials and follow-up on insurance denials. 
  • Adheres to state quality assurance surveys and standards.
  • Attends facility meetings, conducts quarterly/monthly staff meetings and updates departmental policy and procedures manual.
  • Manages budget responsibilities, implements necessary changes to adjust staffing levels accordingly.
  • Evaluates and treats patients or supervises treatment, and determines treatment plan.  Adjusts/amends treatment plan as needed to progress patient and follows-up with referral source regarding patient’s treatment and progress.
  • Explores, recommends and develops new market opportunities for rehab services.  Builds and maintains rapport with administration, physicians and other referral sources.


  • Strong customer service orientation, can build positive supportive relationships with co-workers, patients, their families, and other health care workers with whom they interact at work.
  • Ability to work well as a team member or independently. 
  • Demonstrates flexibility, willingness to adapt to change in a positive manner. 
  • Takes pride in work performed and uses effective time management to complete work. 
  • Demonstrates strong leadership ability when working with staff, hospital/nursing home staff, administration, the community, doctors and corporate staff.


  • Responsible for supervising staff. 
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. 
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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 the essential functions.


  • Doctorate, Master or Bachelor degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech pathology in an accredited program.
  • Licensed, minimum five years PT, OT or speech experience. 
  • Prefer experience in managing multi-service departments or exposure to and familiarity with rehab services beyond one’s field of expertise.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  
  • Ability to effectively present information to corporate staff, co-workers, families, patient, physicians and other health care professionals.


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Must possess or be eligible for state licensure as appropriate.
  • Supervisor’s license as required by state.
  • Valid Driver’s license.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
  • Frequent lifting and/carrying objects weighing 50 pounds or more and/or move up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to work with hands in cleaning and sterilizing solutions when necessary.
  • Good personal hygiene and adherence to the facility dress code.


  • Ability to work in close contact with medical and interdisciplinary staff.
  • May require travel to attend continuing education, workshops, and seminars outside the institution.
  • Ability to perform duties that require working with body fluids or other specimens.


  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The very nature of health care work indicates a potential exposure to communicable diseases.  In addition you must be tolerant of working with patients who may be recovering from surgeries, illness and burns/cuts (open wounds).  Exposure to bodily fluids such as blood and urine are not uncommon especially in hospital and nursing home settings.

Candidates must maintain confidentiality of patient, department, and hospital information as well as demonstrate a clear understanding of HIPAA regulations. Start the process by completing an online application today.

Gothenburg Health | Modern medical care lives here. You can see that commitment in our state of the art surgical wing, new patient wing, construction of a medically integrated YMCA on our campus, and most importantly, in the amazing team who is Gothenburg Health.

For the full job description and more information call Katrina Twomey at 308.537.4034 or