Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation– University Hospital at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority

Posted in Management 14 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Bring your leadership experience in rehabilitation services to UW Health.

We are seeking a Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation to:

  • Lead operational, financial, programmatic and employee related activities for Inpatient Rehabilitation at multiple campuses.

  • Remain current of new trends and best practices and incorporate them into Inpatient Rehabilitation practices and programs.

  • Ensure development of Inpatient Rehabilitation initiatives to improve patient satisfaction and family centered care.


Minimum – Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy

Preferred – Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology

Work Experience:

Minimum – Seven (7) years relevant experience in the management of rehabilitation services and/or programs, with three (3) years of progressive management experience.

Preferred – Two (2) years of experience in an inpatient setting in an academic medical center.

Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum – State of Wisconsin Licensure as one of the following: Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include the ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts and build teams.

  • Demonstrated creativity and flexibility.

  • Ability to operate in high-pressure situations.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated innovative approach to problem resolution.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across UW Health entities and disciplines.  Demonstrated commitment to patient- and family centered care.

  • Broad knowledge of modern health care administration practices and principles within a managed care environment and/or an academic medical center.

  • Effective analytical ability in order to develop and analyze options, recommend solutions to and solve complex problems and issues.

  • Demonstrated effective managerial and administrative leadership of clinical operations

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in negotiation as applied to service contracts and equipment purchasing.

  • Effective organizational, planning and project management abilities.

  • Experience in financial and programmatic presentations.

  • Ability to function independently and deal with multiple, simultaneous projects.

  • Ability to recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and develop goals for professional growth and achievement. 

  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence.

  • Thorough understanding of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation in the changing healthcare environment.

  • Thorough understanding of CARF and JCAHO accreditation standards. 

  • Effective leadership abilities:

    • Ability to implement change in a positive, sensitive and forward- thinking manner

    • Planning and problem solving

    • Developing goals and objectives, and establishing priorities

    • Inspires confidence, appropriate risk taking and achievement of high standards

    • Self-starter with a willingness to try new ideas

    • Positive, can-do attitude coupled with a sense of urgency

    • Good judgment and ability to act decisively at the right time

    • Ability to persuade others and develop consensus

    • Effective communication skills both in written and verbal presentation with a communication style that is open and foster trust, credibility and understanding.

    • Ability to effect collaborative and promote teamwork

    • Ability to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction including employees, patients, visitors, faculty, referring physicians and external stakeholders

    • Ability to create win/win solutions and relationships

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.  Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day.​  Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, women, and LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities are strongly encouraged. EOE, including disability/vets.

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE position that is scheduled to work normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Hours may vary based upon the operational needs of the department.

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

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