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.
- 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.
- 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.
Rehab Manager Salaries
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Rehab Manager Career Path
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Rehab Manager Insights
“Flexible schedule close to home”
“I work with the best caring and supportive employees.”
“would be nice to separate holidays”
“Residents are great to work with”
“Great team to work with”
“I feel like I have been given the tools I need to get started and continue my career with this company.”
“Can afford good rate”
“Pay increases are not guaranteed.”
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