Rehab Specialist in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Healthcare

Rehab Specialist

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Supervisors Team Leaders and Coordinators • Job ID: 2033725

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Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Rehab Specialist you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Methodist Healthcare which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

Methodist Healthcare system, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Rehab Specialist where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

 This position acts as a coordinator between internal and external referral sources, and acute inpatient rehab operations. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for establishing relationships with case managers, physicians, payors, and other referral sources. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist will ensure appropriate patient placement through clinical screenings and assessments in collaboration with both hospital Case Management and the Rehab Medical Director. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist works closely with hospital case management to ensure a responsive and smooth flowing referral and admission process for the inpatient acute rehab program.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Follows approved company policy and procedures. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist utilizes appropriate patient information sources as well as direct communications with other members of the patient’s care team to identify those patients who may need acute inpatient rehabilitation services prior to returning home. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist will review these patients daily until they have strong clinical evidence to request a physician order for a formal pre-admission assessment for acute inpatient rehab through their assigned case manager.
  • Once Case Management has completed the Patient Choice process and the patient has agreed to participate in a HCA acute rehabilitation program, the Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist will assist and coordinate the in-take and pre-admission screening process. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist accurately documents evidence of the patient’s compliance with the established rehabilitation admission criteria on the Pre-Admissions Screening form in a timely and legible manner. Updates to the Pre-Admission Screening form are completed within 48 hours prior to admission to the acute inpatient rehab program. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist then provides this information to the Rehab Medical Director and responds to any question or request for additional information the Rehab Medical Director might require to make an appropriate admission decision. Admission decisions are communicated to referral source within 2 hours.
  • Performs on-site and off-site review of patients in designated facilities to assist Case Management in identifying patients that could clinically benefit from rehab services.
  • Performs on-site and off-site clinical evaluation to assist Rehab Medical Director in determining appropriateness of patient for admission.
  • Provides information related to inpatient rehab and program features to Case Management to share with patients and family members. May provide directly to patient and family after a patient has selected HCA as rehabilitation provider.
  • Communicates to patients, expectations and requirements for participation, upon admission to the rehab program. Offers each patient and family a tour of the rehab unit (or coordinates tour if unable to provide personally).
  • Secures information relating to patient’s resources and benefits.
  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge of rehab admission criteria, leading to appropriate indentification of qualified rehab patients.
  • Advises referral sources on inpatient rehab criteria.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all referral sources.
  • Completes face-to-face, in-service educational contacts with physicians, case managers, other interdisciplinary members and other professionals. Serves as educational resource to patients, family members and caregivers.
  • Participates in market analysis, data analysis and development and implementation of business plans for the Rehab Unit. Contributes to the development and maintenance of referral source information such as brochures, flyers, referrals and information kit and other outreach tools.
  • Manages time proficiently. Prioritizes meeting commitments to referral sources. Develops a call-plan to prioritize utilization of time.
  • Assists in developing the annual strategic plan for the Rehab Unit/Hospital, to include visible community outreach program and raise community awareness of services available.
  • Ensures referral sources receive appropriate and timely follow-up communications regarding their patients and hospital programs.
  • Develops back up system to handle calls when he/she is unavailable.
  • Develops system that ensures calls are appropriately handled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements:
  • Computer and keyboarding skills (25 wpm minimum).
  • Ability to work with others to ensure quality patient care.

  • Organization and time management skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Continuous focus on excellence in work environment.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Effective verbal, written and persuasive communication skills.

  • Professional appearance.

  • Minimum 2 years recent clinical care experience.

  • Graduate of an accredited school in clinical specialty.

  • Current state licensure in clinical practice area or eligible for state license transfer.

  • Preferred requirements:

    1.BCLS certification (AHA)

    2.Pass facility credentialing for Functional Independence Measurement (FIM) within 90 days upon hire, then maintains current certification.

    3.If RN, CRRN preferred and / or achieve within 2 years of accepting position.

    4.Clinical experience in the care and management of the Inpatient Rehabilitation patient.

    5.Experience as a clinical liaison coordinating admissions for inpatient rehabilitation preferred.

    6.Persistent and persuasive when faced with challenging circumstances.

    7.Ability to analyze data related to referral opportunities.

    8.Skilled strategy planning and goal setting.

    9.Ability to build strong relationships with referral sources while being engaging, accountable and responsive.

    10.Self-directed with problem solving capability.

    11.Ability to navigate a medical record for determination of medical necessity for an IRF admission.

    12.Ability to analyze clinical data looking at diagnosis and comorbidities that will demonstrate the patients’ complete medical picture.

    13.Experienced in speaking in medical terminology with physicians, case managers, therapists about disease states, comorbidities, and patientcare.

Methodist Healthcare is recognized as the most respected and preferred healthcare provider in the South Texas region. As San Antonio’s second largest private employer, we employ more than 11,000 individuals, including 2,700 physicians in all specialties. Methodist Healthcare is a 50-50 co-ownership between Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and HCA Healthcare. Since 1963, our commitment has never wavered in consistently improving the health and wellness of our community by “Serving Humanity to Honor God.”

Our network of greater San Antonio hospitals includes nine acute care facilities: Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital, Methodist Hospital Ambulatory Surgery, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, Methodist Hospital Northeast, Methodist Hospital South, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak and Methodist Hospital Texsan. We also offer 4 freestanding emergency centers in Boerne, Converse, Westover Hills, and the Quarry. At each of our facilities, we offer an outstanding selection of doctors, healthcare professionals, equipment and health services from wellness events to transplant services, pediatrics, dermatology, cardiology, oncology and a complete range of other medical services. For more information, please visit our website atwww.sahealth.com.

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Rehab Specialist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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