New and Modern Hospital
On August 19, 2012, Palomar Health opened the doors to America’s newest, most modern hospital – and will change the way we know health care forever. As one of the country’s largest hospital construction projects and the first new North County hospital in 30 years, the new campus has already captured the attention of healthcare professionals worldwide for its use of nature, light and space, all designed to speed healing.
A Great Place to live and work
The 56-acre campus known as Palomar West will expand in phases to meet the developing needs of this North San Diego County growing community. The hospital includes plans for a total capacity of 600 beds as Southern California grows. The new facility will also provide expanded trauma and emergency services, heart surgery, neurosurgery and vascular services. In addition, there are plans to build a Rehabilitation Hospital on the campus.
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(Job Number: 122298)
An exceptional leadership opportunity is available at the Palomar Health Downtown Campus, located in Escondido, California. The Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute is a 36-bed inpatient comprehensive physical and cognitive rehabilitation program, dedicated exclusively to providing intensive rehabilitative services for individuals who have suffered function loss from major illnesses and injuries.
At its current Downtown Campus, Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute offers a comprehensive program of diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services to maximize physical and cognitive functioning and return patients to their physical best following illness, injury or surgery. With nationally recognized programs and a record of success that’s unequaled in North San Diego County, Palomar Health is dedicated to providing the most complete and effective rehabilitative services available, from the emergency room, to home.
The Palomar Health team of rehabilitation professionals utilize an interdisciplinary team approach to restore patients to his or her fullest potential. Family members are an integral part of the team, and are encouraged to participate from the initial assessment through the daily treatment regimen, discharge planning, and post– inpatient phases.
Palomar Health offers home health care, surgery, skilled nursing, ambulatory care, behavioral health services, wound care, and community health education programs.
A key member of the hospital management team, the Program Director will build long-term relationships with patients and clients and provide the highest quality rehabilitation services. Will manage the delivery of care in the most cost effective manner, coordinate treatment activity between disciplines and team members, and provide therapy services, including assessment as applicable, treatment planning, and therapeutic interventions that are consistent with the discipline’s qualifications, professional practices, and ethical standards. Accountable for, and will contribute to the development of improved efficiency and productivity of program functions, quality improvement, problem solving, community education, and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion. Assures that patient care activities are performed according to the policies and procedures, and with all applicable state and federal laws and regulatory agencies.
Qualified candidates must be a Registered Nurse (RN), licensed Physical Therapist (PT), Occupational Therapist (OT), or Speech Language Pathologist (SLP); with hospital rehabilitation leadership experience. A track record of successful management experience and successful patient care experience is preferred. Additional qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (Master’s preferred) from an accredited program or valid and current Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech-Language Pathology license or equivalent, in the state(s) where services are rendered; along with a Master’s degree in healthcare or business related field
- CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation RN) preferred
- Clinical leadership experience in a hospital environment required
- Hospital based Post Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Management experience preferred
- Effective, credible, engaging leader with ability to motivate, influence, and hold team accountable
- Excellent interpersonal skills to achieve strong client, physician and referral relationships
- Highly organized, systematic and able to function consistently in a fast paced environment
- High level of initiative and ability to manage competing priorities and short deadlines
- Strong visionary and strategist — embraces shared decision making
- Functional understanding of regulatory guidelines
- History of meeting / exceeding operational goals and objectives
To learn more about this outstanding career opportunity, you may contact:
Recruitment Specialist — Central/Southern California, Oregon
Ph. 800–677-1202 Ext. 2263
Cell / Text Mssg: 314–809-7105
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