Dignity Health

Manager of Rehabilitation Services

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Rehab Psych Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
French Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
Mon-Fri (8-5PM)


French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA is a part of Dignity Health of the Central Coast and is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.



 Manages the rehabilitation department, including oversight for quality, patient satisfaction, regulatory and billing compliance, business development and all aspects of staff development and employee engagement. May have a specific focus such as Physical, Occupational, and/or Speech Therapy.

Develops annual objectives and evaluates performance to ensure department goals are met, including but not limited to patient satisfaction and turnover; contributes innovative ideas to facilitate and improve patient care, unit operations, and organization; helps set short and long range goals for the department that are aligned with hospital's mission and vision.

Assists in the development of programs and processes that improve the quality of patient care; ensures that patient care units and services are in compliance with The Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations and professional organization standards and that quality control programs are maintained as appropriate.


Administers budgets and oversees staffing productivity to meet strategic objectives; evaluates and ensures cost effective utilization of resources.

Manages the day-to-day operations of the department including interviewing, hiring, developing and retaining personnel; plans and maintains a staffing pattern in the department which provides for the implementation of appropriate patient care in coordination and collaboration with other hospital staff.





 Keeping the organization’s mission, vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.

Ensuring that the patient perspective is a driving force behind our actions and business decisions; crafting and implementing service practices that meet patients' and own organization’s needs. (Focus also includes internal and external customers).

Demonstrates breadth and/or depth of professional/technical skills and capabilities required for position; shares knowledge; sets or contributes to the Company’s direction within area of expertise.

Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

Manages collaboratively and coaches others to achieve optimal performance; delegates effectively; praises/rewards contributions; defines clear roles and responsibilities; sets goals and leads initiatives; adjusts plans as necessary.

Sharing authority and responsibility with others to move decision making and accountability downward through the organization enabling individuals to stretch their capabilities and accomplish the business unit’s strategic priorities. Applies influence based on professional skill and experience.

Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations.

 Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan.

Knowledge of philosophies, approaches, processes and practices for delivering healthcare services; ability to implement, design, assess and improve healthcare service models and ensure they align with organizational goals.

Knowledge of healthcare industry's trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Knowledge of healthcare policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.

Knowledge of child and adult education techniques and the ability to educate patients and their care givers on the patient's condition, the treatment and medications suggested and given, and the next steps in the patient's recovery.

Knowledge of the schedule creation process; ability to develop and maintain a workable schedule to accomplish the overall goals of day-to-day operations

Knowledge of and ability to provide or facilitate rehabilitation services to manage injuries and help injured people reclaim living or working capabilities

Knowledge of the medical, social, economic, and other services provided by other departments or facilities, and the ability to integrate these multidisciplinary treatments for optimal patient care.

Minimum of three (3) years of varied clinical experience. Prefer one (1) year of supervisory experience in a rehab setting.


Graduation from a school of Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy approved by that discipline's regulatory body.


Current and active Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Therapy license in the applicable state where employed.


Incumbents in this position shall comply with all applicable laws and rules including the Dignity Health Standards of Conduct and Dignity Health policies and procedures that apply to his/her job responsibilities, seek guidance when in doubt, promptly report any potential or suspected violation of Dignity Health Standards of Conduct, Dignity Health policy or procedure or applicable laws/regulations and when requested, assist Dignity Health personnel in investigating all allegations of violation. When called upon, the incumbent shall assist in risk evaluation and work collaboratively with facility/entity leaders to implement, monitor and mitigate risk corrective plans outlined by the Compliance program


Ability to comprehend and follow instructions; maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods; synthesize, coordinate, and analyze data, perform simple and repetitive tasks; maintain a work pace appropriate to given work load; perform complex and varied tasks; relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions; get along with co-workers and peers; understand the meaning of words and how to use them appropriately and effectively; understand and remember detailed instructions; make independent decisions or exercise judgment based on appropriate information; accept and carry out responsibility for direction, control and planning.






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