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Working As A Director Of Rehabilitation

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $113,538

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Rehabilitation Do

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Duties

Medical and health services managers typically do the following:

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Develop departmental goals and objectives
  • Ensure that the facility in which they work is up to date on and compliant with new laws and regulations
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Create work schedules
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and spending to ensure departments operate within allocated funds
  • Represent the facility at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Keep and organize records of the facility’s services, such as the number of inpatient beds used
  • Communicate with members of the medical staff and department heads

Medical and health services managers work closely with physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other healthcare workers. Others may interact with patients or insurance agents.

Medical and health services managers’ titles depend on the facility or area of expertise in which they work. The following are examples of types of medical and health services managers:

Nursing home administrators manage staff, admissions, finances, and care of the building, as well as care of the residents in nursing homes. All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; licensing requirements vary by state.

Clinical managers oversee a specific department, such as nursing, surgery, or physical therapy, and have responsibilities based on that specialty. Clinical managers set and carry out policies, goals, and procedures for their departments; evaluate the quality of the staff’s work; and develop reports and budgets.

Health information managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They must stay up to date with evolving information technology, current or proposed laws about health information systems, and trends in managing large amounts of complex data. Health information managers must ensure that databases are complete, accurate, and accessible only to authorized personnel. They also may supervise the work of medical records and health information technicians.

Assistant administrators work under the top administrator in larger facilities and often handle daily decisions. Assistants might direct activities in clinical areas, such as nursing, surgery, therapy, medical records, or health information. They also handle administrative tasks, such as ensuring that their department has the necessary supplies and that equipment is operational and up to date.

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How To Become A Director Of Rehabilitation

Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Educational requirements vary by facility.

Education

Medical and health services managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Graduate programs often last between 2 and 3 years and may include up to 1 year of supervised administrative experience in a hospital or healthcare consulting setting.

Prospective medical and health services managers typically have a degree in health administration, health management, nursing, public health administration, or business administration. Degrees that focus on both management and healthcare combine business-related courses with courses in medical terminology, hospital organization, and health information systems. For example, a degree in health administration or health information management often includes courses in health services management, accounting and budgeting, human resources administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many employers require prospective medical and health services managers to have some work experience in either an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other healthcare facility. For example, nursing home administrators usually have years of experience working as a registered nurse.

Others may begin their careers as medical records and health information technicians, administrative assistants, or financial clerks within a healthcare office.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Medical and health services managers must understand and follow current regulations and adapt to new laws.

Communication skills. These managers must effectively communicate policies and procedures with other health professionals and ensure their staff’s compliance with new laws and regulations.

Detail oriented. Medical and health services managers must pay attention to detail. They might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.

Interpersonal skills. Medical and health services managers discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives.

Leadership skills. These managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems. They must hire, train, motivate, and lead staff.

Technical skills. Medical and health services managers must stay up to date with advances in healthcare technology and data analytics. For example, they may need to use coding and classification software and electronic health record (EHR) systems as their facility adopts these technologies.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; requirements vary by state. In most states, these administrators must have a bachelor’s degree, complete a state-approved training program, and pass a national licensing exam. Some states also require applicants to pass a state-specific exam; others may require applicants to have previous work experience in a healthcare facility. Some states also require licensure for administrators in assisted-living facilities. For information on specific state-by-state licensure requirements, visit the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.

A license is typically not required in other areas of medical and health services management. However, some positions may require applicants to have a registered nurse or social worker license.

Although certification is not required, some managers choose to become certified. Certification is available in many areas of practice. For example, the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management offers certification in medical management, the American Health Information Management Association offers health information management certification, and the American College of Health Care Administrators offers the Certified Nursing Home Administrator and Certified Assisted Living Administrator distinctions.

Advancement

Medical and health services managers advance by moving into higher paying positions with more responsibility. Some health information managers, for example, can advance to become responsible for the entire hospital’s information systems. Other managers may advance to top executive positions within the organization.

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Director Of Rehabilitation Demographics

Gender

Female

63.6%

Male

34.9%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

63.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.1%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.5%

French

7.0%

Italian

7.0%

German

4.7%

Hindi

4.7%

Russian

4.7%

Polish

4.7%

Chinese

2.3%

Filipino

2.3%

Gujarati

2.3%

Marathi

2.3%

Yoruba

2.3%

Greek

2.3%

Tagalog

2.3%

Korean

2.3%

Mandarin

2.3%
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Director Of Rehabilitation Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.4%

Texas Woman's University

6.6%

West Virginia University

6.6%

Northeastern University

6.6%

Virginia Commonwealth University

5.1%

Eastern Michigan University

5.1%

Quinnipiac University

5.1%

University of South Florida

4.4%

New York University

4.4%

Webster University

4.4%

Pennsylvania State University

4.4%

University of Southern California

4.4%

San Jose State University

4.4%

Boston University

4.4%

University of Alabama

3.6%

University of New Hampshire

3.6%

George Washington University

3.6%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

3.6%

Simmons College

3.6%

Chatham University

3.6%
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Majors

Physical Therapy

27.3%

Occupational Therapy

19.3%

Business

10.1%

Communication Disorders Sciences

6.7%

Nursing

6.4%

Speech-Language Pathology

5.1%

Health Care Administration

3.8%

Rehabilitation Science

3.1%

Social Work

2.0%

Physiology And Anatomy

1.8%

Kinesiology

1.8%

Clinical Psychology

1.8%

Counseling Psychology

1.7%

Education

1.4%

Management

1.4%

Psychology

1.4%

Public Health

1.3%

Special Education

1.3%

Mental Health Counseling

1.0%

Medical Assisting Services

1.0%
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Degrees

Masters

41.8%

Bachelors

22.5%

Doctorate

12.1%

Other

10.3%

Associate

10.2%

Certificate

2.5%

License

0.3%

Diploma

0.2%
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Real Director Of Rehabilitation Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Rehabilitation Director Premier Rehab, Inc. Vacaville, CA Dec 10, 2016 $139,402
Rehabilitation Director Premier Rehab, Inc. Vacaville, CA Oct 26, 2016 $139,402
Director of Rehabilitation Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC New York, NY Dec 22, 2010 $113,783
Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation The Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute, Inc. White Plains, NY Jan 02, 2016 $112,000
Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation The Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute, Inc. White Plains, NY Feb 01, 2016 $112,000
Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitatio The Winifred Masterson Burke Research Institute White Plains, NY Feb 01, 2014 $110,000
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Devon, PA Oct 02, 2016 $103,000 -
$108,000
Director of Rehabilitation Intergro Resources, Inc. Pico Rivera, CA Aug 03, 2013 $100,176
Rehabilitation Director Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC Berkeley Heights, NJ Jan 10, 2016 $98,882
Director of Rehabilitation Hallmark Rehabilitation, LLC Montebello, CA May 27, 2010 $98,000
Director of Rehabilitation Ascend Rehab, LLC Southbury, CT Oct 20, 2014 $98,000
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Silver Spring, MD Dec 17, 2015 $97,000 -
$102,000
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Livonia, MI May 01, 2015 $97,000 -
$102,000
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Potomac, MD Aug 08, 2012 $95,000 -
$115,000
Director of Rehabilitation Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC South Plainfield, NJ Oct 17, 2016 $92,000 -
$98,000
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Catonsville, MD Jun 28, 2012 $92,000 -
$94,000
Mobile Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC PA Oct 26, 2016 $90,397
Director of Rehabilitation Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC Plainfield, NJ Apr 24, 2015 $89,741 -
$100,176
Rehabilitation Director Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC Berkeley Heights, NJ May 05, 2014 $89,741 -
$98,089
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Livonia, MI Oct 13, 2016 $88,754
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC West Bloomfield, MI Sep 15, 2016 $88,316
Rehabilitation Director Sharpview SNF Management LLC Houston, TX Aug 31, 2016 $87,654
Director of Rehabilitation Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC New York, NY Jan 13, 2012 $81,393 -
$98,089
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Saginaw, MI Aug 15, 2013 $80,266 -
$85,296
Director of Rehabilitation Tender Touch Rehab Services LLC East Orange, NJ Nov 07, 2014 $80,205 -
$96,866
Director of Rehabilitation Heartland Employment Services, LLC Catonsville, MD Nov 14, 2011 $80,000 -
$90,000
Director of Rehabilitation Theradynamics Rehab Management, LLC Yonkers, NY Jun 22, 2015 $80,000
Rehabilitation Director Affinity Rehabilitation, LLC New York, NY Sep 01, 2011 $80,000

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Top Skills for A Director Of Rehabilitation

  1. Physical Therapy
  2. Rehab
  3. Bed Facility
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  • Administered physical therapy evaluations, treatment, clinical and billing documentation for admissions to facility and In-House referrals to Physical Therapy.
  • Provided extensive wound care seminar training with approved continuing education credits for nursing and rehab in five-state area.
  • Opened 42 new skilled rehab beds to achieve total of 60 rehab beds, 223 bed facility.
  • Managed daily operations of rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, health psychology and vocational services.
  • Maintain good communication between department heads, medical staff and governing boards by attending board meetings and synchronizing interdepartmental functions.

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Top 10 Best States for Directors Of Rehabilitation

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  2. New York
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  4. Nevada
  5. Rhode Island
  6. New Mexico
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  10. New Jersey
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