1+ months

Rehabilitation Lead

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114

Job Summary:

Coordinates, leads and directs inpatient and/or outpatient Rehabilitation Services. Provides clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients. Serves as a role model to all rehabilitation employees by providing quality direct patient care effectively and efficiently.




  • Organizes the daily operation of a section, overseeing the clinical, clerical, and environmental areas to insure adequate coverage of all departmental functions and quality of work performed.
  • Represents and promotes team in contacts with internal and external customers maintaining a professional image in all communications with physicians, staff, patients, visitors and the public.
  • Grows program and develops the team and/or department.
  • Assists Manager in monitoring statistical and financial activities of the section and takes action to assist staff in meeting productivity and financial goals.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and quality initiatives.
  • Develops, implements and monitors ongoing process improvement activities and provides regular updates to the Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy or a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology.


      • Appropriate license in respective clinical discipline (PT, OT, SLP) in order to allow advanced levels of practice.
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification may be required at certain sites for Speech Language Pathologists.

        Complexity of Work:

        • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

          Work Experience:

          • Minimum five years therapy experience and understanding of the product lines and operational metrics.
          • Previous supervisory experience preferred but not required.

            Physical Requirements:

            • Ability to walk without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling during gait training.
            • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.
            • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.
            • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements.
            • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families who may not be able to read, and for employee communications.
            • Ability to hear or understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.
            • Mental ability to interpret clinical data for the establishment and implementation of appropriate patient treatment.
            • Requires analytical, critical thinking and judgment skills.

              Personal Protective Equipment:

              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 

                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2020-02-21

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Cleveland, OH 44114

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