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Director/Rehab Services | Physical Therapy - South | FT - Days Job

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Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Plans, implements, directs and controls rehabilitation services activities and operations for the assigned facility, in accordance with professional and MLH standards of practice.Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Graduate of an accredited program in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech/Language Pathology

Minimum of three (3) years progressive management experience in a rehab setting; hospital based experience is a plus.

Current licensure in the state where work is performed (in the respective rehab discipline).












  • Demonstrates knowledge of rehabilitation service modalities, practices, procedures, and regulatory standards gained through work related experience.
  • Ability to understand and prepare complex written materials.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Associates, management, physicians, and patients and their families.
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people toward the accomplishment of work and organizational goals.
  • Skill in negotiating with and between individuals and groups of people, including Associates, management and physicians.
  • Ability to plan and schedule tasks and projects and to maintain control of own and others’ work flow.
  • Skill in developing and implementing long-range plans and programs.
  • Ability to work without close supervision or professional guidance and to exercise independent judgment.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leadership and direction of rehabilitation services activities and operations at assigned facility; monitors operations to ensure standards and objectives are being met; develops and implements limited or short-term plans to keep operations moving smoothly. 
  • Formulates long-range business plans for rehab service operations; sets goals and develops strategies for meeting those goals; anticipates possible problems and prepares contingent strategies.
  • Directs the activities of Associates and Students; monitors Associates performance and clarifies work expectations, and assists with goal setting; promotes cooperation among individuals and groups.  Develops and implements processes through orientation, training and education to ensure that the competence of all staff members is assessed, maintained, improved and demonstrated throughout their employment.
  • Develops and administers capital and expense budgets for operational areas, authorizes expenditures, and monitors budget and other financial indicators.  Assists in the development and implementation of plans to control costs and improve department operations.
  • Develops and maintains performance standards to assure clinical excellence of the rehabilitation department.  Develops and recommends procedures to standardize operations, improve operational efficiency, and provide quality services.
  • Investigates trends and developments in practice; introduces new procedures.
  • Establishes organizational policies for the department.  Interprets, executes, and recommends policy modifications.
  • Provides leadership for educational programs for students and staff in collaboration with the rehab management team.
  • Advances the profession through participation in discipline specific professional organizations, and completes the required continuous training and education to include department specific requirements.
  • Ensures good working relationships between departments; serves as a resource and liaison for advanced problem solving related to rehabilitation services.  Conducts root cause analyses to determine and correct underlying issues.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

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