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Assistant Director Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Primary Location Los Angeles, California Job Number 1112780 Date posted 09/22/2022
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Under general direction, responsible for administrative and clinical management of assigned function(s) and/or service(s) and program(s) within the department.  Assists the Director in planning, organizing, budgeting, and reporting to achieve departmental and organizational goals/objectives and a high level of member satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Director in the development of rehabilitation therapy services/programs that meet member needs and established standards for performance improvement, as well as standards for clinical, cost and quality outcomes.

  • Reviews service performance, effects changes as needed to improve services and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Manages operations within the department to assure program consistency including implementation of new services, clinical practices and initiatives.

  • Hire, trains and manages clinical and non-clinical personnel.

  • Develops standards of behavioral performance and clinical competencies, and evaluates personnel based on these.

  • Assists the Director with development and administration of the operating and capital budget.

  • Assists the Director in planning, monitoring and adjusting resources.

  • Coordinates staffing and scheduling.

  • Develops and implements performance improvement programs.

  • Monitors and assesses programs and reports to Quality Management.

  • Establishes and maintains communication with multiple departments.

  • Develops relationships with academic programs, the community, and other groups.

  • May provide direct patient care services as needed.

  • Maintains competencies with on-going professional development.

  • Responsible for assuring the quality, safety, and efficiency of the care provided by the rehab staff.

  • Promotes a work environment which communicates and supports team performance and organizational goals and vision.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    • Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience as a Physical or Occupational Therapist required.

    • Minimum one (1) year of leadership experience required.


    • Graduate of an accredited Physical (P.T.)  or Occupational  (O.T.) Therapy curriculum with a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree.

    License, Certification, Registration

    • Licensure to practice physical or occupational therapy by the State of California.

    • Current BLS certification.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills.

    • Experience in program development, staffing, budgeting, personnel coaching/counseling.

    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in a related field preferred.


    • Supporting Physical Medicine, Rehab, Pain Management and Spine Center with daily operations, projects

    Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: West LA Medical Center - Physical Medicine-Regular Clin - 0806 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.