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Assistant Director Physical Medicine & Rehab

Location: San Diego, CA Additional Locations:

El Cajon Medical Offices 250 Travelodge Dr., 250 Travelodge Dr., El Cajon,California, 92020
Otay Mesa Medical Offices 4650 Palm Ave., 4650 Palm Ave., San Diego,California, 92154
Job Number: 762818 Date posted: 01/08/2019

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.

  • Education

  • 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.



    This position has (2) locations that report to the manager (El Cajon and Otay Mesa).



    Primary Location: California,San Diego,Kearny Mesa Rehab Center 4510 Viewridge Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Physical Medicine and Rehab Travel: Yes, 50 % 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Rehab Services Careers

    Rehab Services Careers

    In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

    In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

    Physical And Occupational Therapists

    Kaiser Permanente offers full-time, part-time, per diem, and in-house registry opportunities in a variety of practice settings, including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Additional opportunities include occupational therapist, physical therapist, and licensed physical therapist assistant.

    Respiratory Care

    At Kaiser Permanente, Respiratory Care Practitioners are an integral part of our respected health care team. They are responsible for developing patient treatment plans and have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting and challenging areas from adult critical care to cardiology to high-risk delivery. Our Respiratory Care Practitioners have the advantage of computerized state-of-the-art equipment, including life support systems, arterial blood gas analyzers, and non-invasive monitors.

    Speech Pathology

    Kaiser Permanente's speech pathologists provide direct patient care to members with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing, and implementing therapy and treatment programs.


    Our audiology professionals are a vital part of our rehab care team. They provide direction, counseling, and recommendations regarding the rehabilitation of hearing impaired patients.

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