A regional rehabilitation director is a high-level director at a rehabilitation facility which helps people with acute or chronic medical problems. These directors are responsible for overseeing a number of facilities and ensuring that they are running properly and complying with all regulations. They also deal directly with patients and customers on occasion, but work primarily with individual facility managers in addition to the employees within their regions. They are not only responsible for directing the facilities, but also for the development and growth of the regional business.
Aspiring regional rehabilitation directors should have previously been a therapist in a rehabilitation field (physical, occupational, speech) and should also have experience managing a facility independently. They should also be able to work well with groups of people, as much of the job involves coordination between people and handling interpersonal problems as efficiently as possible.
Staff underneath these directors include facility managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. Their work facilities may include traditional in-patient or out-patient rehabilitation facilities or skilled nursing facilities, and much of the work takes place during regular business hours at a centralized office; however, these directors are required to visit all of their facilities on a regular basis.
Regional Rehabilitation Director Tasks
Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Oversee, plan and direct the rehabilitation program including PT, OT, and speech/language therapists.
Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.