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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist in Austin, Texas

With more than 119 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. The organization has been recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award — the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence. St. David’s HealthCare is the third-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 10,200 employees.

St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between a hospital management company and two local non-profits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. The proceeds from the operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn, invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $425 million has been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of Central Texans.

__ We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

_POSITION SUMMARY_

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 REQUIREMENTS Minimum Requirements: Licensed Professional in a clinical health care specialty (i.e. RN, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist). Current state licensure in clinical practice area or eligible for state license transfer. Graduate of an accredited school in clinical specialty. Minimum 2 years recent clinical care experience. Professional appearance. Effective verbal, written, and persuasive communication skills. 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. Interpersonal skills. Continuous focus on excellence in work environment.

Preferred Requirements: BCLS certification (AHA) Pass facility credentialing for Functional Independence Measurement (FIM) within 90 days upon hire, then maintains current certification. If RN, CRRN preferred and/or achieve within 2 years of accepting position. Clinical experience in the care and management of the Inpatient Rehabilitation patient. Experience as a clinical liaison coordinating admissions for inpatient rehabilitation. Persistent and persuasive when faced with challenging circumstances. Ability to analyze data related to referral opportunities. Skilled strategy planning and goal setting. Ability to build strong relationships with referral sources while being engaging, accountable and responsive. Self-directed with problem solving capability. Ability to navigate a medical record for determination of medical necessity for an IRF admission. Ability to analyze clinical data looking at diagnosis and comorbidities that will demonstrate the patients' complete medical picture. Experienced in speaking in medical terminology with physicians, case managers, therapists about disease states, comorbidities, and patient care.

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist

Location: Texas-Austin-St David%27s Rehab

Requisition ID: 06676-69204

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