Interim Director - Clinical - - Clinic-Administration - Fixed Term (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 14094
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift - 6 Months Fixed Term

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job. 

The Director of Rehabilitation Services is responsible for the development, direction and management of all aspects of rehabilitation services. Key functions of the position include most or all of the following: program planning, development, and implementation; program monitoring and evaluation; budget planning and monitoring; and quality and performance improvement to achieve organizational/departmental goals. Develops a business strategy that ensures existing programs /services continue to grow and expand, remain financially viable, operate in an efficient/productive manner and provide quality care that meets the needs of adults and children with physical impairments/ disabilities. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and programs to expand the referral base. Creates alliances with payors and other hospitals/clinics to provide programs/services in new markets to capture increasing market share in areas of assistive technology. Establishes relationships with funding sources and agencies for the opportunity to participate in and conduct innovative research, and education/training programs and expand expertise in the field.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

•    Assists senior management in short-range strategic planning for services needs and requirements. Develops relationships and alliances with outside agencies, payors, etc. to promote and expand knowledge of these services, to provide training and educational programs on device options and technology available for the disabled and to create funding opportunities for research in new areas. 

•    Defines performance objectives and metrics for the department and assesses the level of competence of staff in a timely manner. Continuously assesses and improves department's performance based on 'customer' needs; directs and participates in improving performance and services which benefit staff, patients and other customers. Collaborates with Managers to assist them and to maintain appropriate quality control programs in response to internal standards of care and external requirements. 

•    Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services and which meet the external regulatory and statutory requirements; ensures that policies and procedures are compatible with the function and goals of the hospital and clinics. Monitors and assures compliance with regulatory agencies, The Joint Commission accrediting, and hospital policy for patient services and environmental and personnel safety. 

•    Directs all administrative, fiscal, human, technical and clerical services for the department; determines the number of qualified staff needed to provide adequate resources for the delivery of these services; provides resources, both financial and staff, to build new opportunities for business expansion; determines resources required (facilities, equipment and supplies) for the effective department operation. 

•    Ensure effective fiscal management of the department and ensures the proper utilization of organization's financial resources. Develops a department budget within designated deadlines according to all budgetary policies and procedures. Monitors budgets and takes corrective action when necessary, including administrative cost centers. Recommends ways to reduce expenditures and enhance revenues without compromising quality of services. 

•    Establishes programs and goals that promote the delivery of quality care and service in conjunction with managers. Collaborates with clinic managers and others to develop, evaluate, and adjust organizational structures and systems to meet business needs/goals/mission in the most efficient and economical manner. Responsible for developing and implementing mechanisms and relationships that create alignment along economic, clinical delivery, service quality, and patient safety dimensions. 

•    Identifies new business development opportunities for the Rehabilitation Department. Promotes research component for the funding of new services and the study of advanced assistive technologies. Collaborates with clinical and administrative leaders of the hospital to Integrate, leverage and expand programs and services offered through these services. 

•    Manages Human Resources (HR) to ensure quality services and promote employee relations. Oversees the hiring, orientation, training, scheduling, and supervision of all other staff. Reviews personnel performance evaluations submitted by managers and initiates personnel actions, such as merit increases, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, and terminations. 

•    Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives. Effectively communicates departmental, organizational, and industrial information to staff. 

•    Provides leadership and guidance to managers and staff in goal setting, problem solving, resource management, and outcome achievement. Ensures there are adequate ongoing educational programs and training opportunities for all staff in area of responsibility, including orientation of new employees and relevant in service education sessions.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement. 

Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.


Speech and Language Pathology (SLP), -OR- Occupational Therapy (OTR), or Physical Therapy (PT), -OR- Audiology in the State of California required (AuD)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

•    Ability to budget, make financial projections and write reports. 

•    Ability to conceptualize, plan, organize, coordinate, and manage the work of a major program or function within a department. 

•    Ability to develop long-range business plans and strategies. 

•    Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus. 

•    Ability to mediate and resolve complex problems and issues. 

•    Ability to provide leadership and influence others. 

•    Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area. 

•    Knowledge of Medical Terminology. 

•    Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management. 

•    Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.