Job ID: 289986569  |  Last Updated: 2/19/2021

PM&R - Inpatient Rehabilitation Medical Director

McKay Dee Hospital
Ogden, UT
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Job Description

Inpatient Rehabilitation Medical Director (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Intermountain Medical Group

McKay Dee Hospital Ogden, UT
Unit Leadership
The Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), will work collaboratively and in partnership with the IRF Program Manager and IRF Nurse Manager to:
Define, establish, and direct clinical care teams, process improvement efforts, and program development.
Ensure extraordinary patient care and experience and optimal caregiver engagement by employing the Intermountain Operating Model to address all fundamentals of care: Safety, Quality, Access, Patient Experience, Engaged Caregivers, and Stewardship
Participate in physician, APC, nursing, and therapy recruitment and retention efforts
Work collaboratively with all caregivers to build a truly interdisciplinary approach to care delivery
Serve as unit champions for the development of a culture of high reliability and psychological safety
Lead out in the process of building relationships, inviting feedback, identifying opportunities, and engaging each member of the team in improving unit culture and performance
Align unit strategies with system priorities to drive unit performance and outcomes
Provider Oversight
The Medical Director will:
Develop and oversee all physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APC) providing care on the unit in conjunction with the associate medical director for Rehabilitation Services
Demonstrate and reinforce the provision of safe, efficient, high-quality patient care to all patients on the unit
Exemplify safe, collaborative relationships with all caregivers irrespective of role
Set the coverage and call schedule for all providers on the unit to ensure appropriate coverage for all patients
Clinical Management
The Medical Director will:
Consistently provide direct patient care on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Lead effective treatment planning with unit staff to facilitate both medical and functional progress in a safe and efficient manner
Provide oversight for all care provided to patients on the unit
Provide acute hospital consultations as requested
Serve as a liaison with referring providers, patients, families, and downstream partners
Time Commitment
The Medical Director will spend no less than 20 hours per week on the rehabilitation unit which may be comprised of clinical and administrative duties
An average of 4 hours per week of protected administrative time will include:
Process improvement projects, follow-up, and team huddles
Rounding with caregivers (providers and other disciplines)
Unit leadership and/or staff meetings
Coordination/meetings with related hospital or community partners (i.e.: stroke, trauma, or SNF meetings)
Participation in system IRF leadership meetings
Rounding with other stakeholders (referring providers etc.)
Coordinating unit coverage and call
Staff education (one hour per month)
Survey prep and participation
Essential Job Duties
Assists in compliance education with appropriate standards required by all governmental agencies
Coordinates appropriate communication and resolution of physician / APC disruptive behavior with local medical staff leadership and system IRF physician leadership, in accordance with Medical Staff Bylaws
Works collaboratively with the Office of Patient Experience on safety-related issues
Champions the standards and principles of Zero Harm
Reviews and recommends changes, as appropriate, to policies, procedures and practices pertinent to patient care
Ensures that evidence-based clinical care standards for physicians / APCs are established, communicated and effectively implemented on the unit
Ensures adequacy of patient treatment programs and services, in collaboration with the clinical team, to support desired outcomes
Holds regular performance reviews with unit providers, system IRF leadership and hospital leadership as appropriate
Responsible for appropriate physician / APC discipline, in coordination with Medical Staff leaders, hospital administrator and system-level leaders
Performs reviews for appropriateness of documentation and clinical work in partnership with hospital medical staff leadership
Teaches, models and ensures appropriate physician / APC behavior in conjunction with the associate medical director for Rehabilitation Services
Maintains appropriate and accurate documentation and records to ensure compliance with all facility, system, governmental and applicable accreditation (CMS, CARF, Joint Commission) requirements
Assists in quality reporting, including educating physicians / APCs about publicly reported measures and appropriate clinical documentation
Collaborates with Rehabilitation Services for strategic and best practice development and implementation
Supports and drives results for key metrics and initiatives identified by Rehabilitation Services
Collaborates with system leadership and clinical teams to develop and/or modify treatment programs and services consistent with the needs of patients, families and other stakeholders
Demonstrates active involvement in learning and the professional community specific to areas of care and oversight
Patient Experience
Champions and helps drive improvement in patient satisfaction amongst all caregivers
Presents professional appearance, and models the Intermountain Values of integrity, trust, excellence, accountability and mutual respect
Provides medical management and consultation for all patients regardless of their ability to pay
Assists in development and maintenance of physician / APC and other staffing models
Assists local and system leaders in developing, maintaining and overseeing appropriate unit onsite and call coverage
Participates in advocacy activities within the organization and community to support care and remove barriers for persons with impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions.
Demonstrates understanding of CMG payment system, tiered comorbid conditions, case mix groups, impairment group assignment, and medical necessity documentation to support rehabilitation admission as reasonable and necessary
Participates in the development of capital and operating budgets for the rehabilitation unit
Helps develop and maintain metrics related to operational, resource utilization and financial performance
Participates in unit and system goals related to improving Fundamentals of Extraordinary Care
Support appropriate system and local outreach efforts related to the rehabilitation unit
Engaged Caregivers
Builds relationships with physician, nursing and administrative leaders to help achieve the Intermountain Mission
Acts as a mentor for providers, and conducts coaching and counseling sessions as appropriate
Promotes and helps facilitate caregiver engagement
Maintains current admitting privileges at assigned hospital by adhering to facility medical staff bylaws and departmental expectations
Regular attendance at appropriate hospital and system-wide meetings, including: IRF education meetings, IRF Performance reviews, local IRF leadership meetings, Step-back reviews, Department Meetings, department huddles
Responsible for new physician / APC orientation in collaboration with system and hospital IRF leadership
Ensures physicians and APC staff are educated regarding policies and procedures related to the functions and responsibilities of rehabilitation practitioners.
Actively supports, encourages and participates in continuous improvement processes and activities
Fosters positive and collaborative relationships with the medical community, payers, referral sources and other internal and external stakeholders.
Participates in ongoing marketing and education efforts, within the organization and community, to support the needs of persons served as well as the Rehabilitation Service Line.
Posting Specifics
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Shift Details: Full-time 1.1 FTE (combined medical directorship and clinical care)
Minimum Requirements
M.D. or D.O. degree must be obtained through an accredited institution, will be verified
Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Three years of clinical experience including work on an inpatient rehabilitation unit
Knowledge of Inpatient Rehabilitation
o Familiar with CMS regulations regarding medical necessity and compliance for rehabilitation
o Understands CMS reimbursement rules and their relationship to clinical management of the rehabilitation patient
o Working knowledge of coding principles and impact of documentation on reimbursement in the acute rehabilitation setting
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers
Strong relationship and interpersonal communication skills, servant leadership approach, even temperament
Physical Requirements
Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information
Mobilize around rehabilitation unit for patient rounding
Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment
Preferred Qualifications
Previous medical director or associate medical director experience
Experience leading healthcare teams
Three years of progressive healthcare leadership experience
Experience with and knowledge of clinical documentation best practices and rehabilitation payment systems
Experience or training in Continuous Improvement or healthcare transformation
Experience in a role requiring effective conflict resolution skills to work effectively with difficult issues including the ability to effectively listen and show good professional judgement
Significant portion of recent clinical work done within the hospital setting
General Details
Employment position with the Intermountain Medical Group
Generous salary
Full Intermountain benefits package
Relocation provided, up to 15K
Visa sponsorship not available

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