What does a Rehab Manager do?

Rehab managers serve in high-level administrative roles, typically overseeing the day-to-day operations of a facility that provides care for physical, mental health, or addiction rehabilitation or recovery. They are responsible for all aspects of routine functions, including hiring, training, and supervising staff. They ensure the staff and facility are in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines. Their primary objective is to provide a safe, healthy, and supportive environment for patients or clients. They also have administrative and financial duties such as managing budgets and payments.

Rehab managers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business or healthcare field, although an advanced degree is often preferred. Some roles require specific health-related credentials or licenses. These positions require strong project management capabilities and excellent leadership skills.

What responsibilities are common for Rehab Manager jobs?
  • Manage daily operations, ensuring efficient operations, and quality care.
  • Monitor and analyze all aspects of the therapy program.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings, training, and assignments as delegated.
  • Responsible for the hiring, orientation, development and support of all staff.
  • Assume responsibility for annual merit evaluation of therapy staff.
  • Manage day-to-day operations and upkeep of the rehabilitation department.
  • Ensure patient satisfaction, and effective customer relations between patient and staff.
  • Ensure all care delivery is consistent with individual's license.
  • Ensure all staff comply with established HIPAA and Compliance policies and standards.
  • Ensure quality clinical programming for optimal patient outcomes in order to meet or exceed the patient, Company and customer (facility) goals.
  • Compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance programs when perform job functions.
  • Responsible for revenue and expense controls to meet budgetary requirements.
  • Ensure that therapists and therapy assistants are compliant with documentation.
  • Coordinate research projects to develop new approaches to rehabilitative therapy.
  • Assist with goal setting/planning and ensures staff goals are in line with department and hospital goals.
  • Assume responsibility for facility reports on a weekly and monthly basis.
What are the typical qualifications for Rehab Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in a social science such as psychology.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and problem solving skills.
  • A leader and collaborator with an emphasis on advocacy.
  • Can use critical thinking and time management in tandem to ensure safety and forward motion of patients and clients.
  • Is comfortable providing motivation and adapting when necessary.
  • Comfortable keeping records and strict confidentiality.
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Rehab Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$79,012 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $79K
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Rehab Manager Career Path

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Century RehabilitationCentury Rehabilitation
Director of Rehabilitation
May 14, 2021

“Flexible schedule close to home”

Grace Rehabilitation CenterGrace Rehabilitation Center
Rehab Manager
Apr 13, 2022

“I work with the best caring and supportive employees.”

Encore Rehabilitation ServicesEncore Rehabilitation Services
Rehab Director/PTA
Mar 21, 2022

“would be nice to separate holidays”

Brewster PlaceBrewster Place
Rehab Manager
May 19, 2022

“Residents are great to work with”

Synergy CareSynergy Care
Director of Rehabilitation
Sept 21, 2021

“Great team to work with”

Adaptive RehabAdaptive Rehab
Director of Rehabilitation
Mar 24, 2021

“I feel like I have been given the tools I need to get started and continue my career with this company.”

Energize RehabEnergize Rehab
Director of Rehabilitation
Dec 15, 2021

“Can afford good rate”

Benchmark TherapiesBenchmark Therapies
Rehab Manager
Jan 16, 2021

“Pay increases are not guaranteed.”

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The most similar professions to Rehab Manager are:
  • Service Coordinator
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  • Physical Therapy Aide
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