Inpatient Rehab Clinical Specialist in Aventura, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Aventura Hospital

Inpatient Rehab Clinical Specialist

Aventura, FL, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only
Therapy and Rehabilitation   Job ID: 337047
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HCA Florida Aventura Hospital is committed to investing in the latest technology enabling nurses to work more efficiently. Are you passionate about delivering patient-centered care? Submit your application for Clinical Rehab Specialist position and spend more time at the bedside with the patient.


HCA Florida Aventura Hospital offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success let us contribute to yours! Whether you choose to focus on bedside care, a leadership or C-suite role, shape business and operational outcomes, or work to deliver clinical excellence behind the scenes in data science, case management or transfer centers. Unlock your potential at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital!

Job Summary and Qualifications

  • Assist and coordinate in-take and pre-admission screening process. Accurately documents evidence of rehab admission criteria on Pre-Screen evaluation in a timely and legible manner. Pre-screen updates are completed within 48 hours of admission. Admission decisions are communicated to referral source within 2 hours.

  • Provides information related to inpatient rehab and program features to patient and family members.

  • Communicates to patient’s expectations and requirements for participation upon admission to the rehab program. Offers each patient and family a tour of the rehab unit; coordinating tour if unable to provide personally.

  • Secures information relating to patients resources and benefits.

  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge of rehab admission criteria, leading to appropriate identification of qualified rehab patients.

  • Advises referral sources on inpatient rehab criteria.

  • Functions as primary contact for external and internal case management and referring physician. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all referral sources.

  • Completes face-to-face, in-service educational contacts with physicians, case managers, other interdisciplinary members and other professionals. Serves as educational resource to patients, family members and caregivers.

  • Participates in market analysis, data analysis and development and implementation of marketing and business plans for the Rehab Unit. Contributes to the development and maintenance of referral source information such as brochures, flyers, referrals and information kit and other outreach and marketing tools.

  • Proficient in time management. Prioritizes meeting commitments to referral sources. Develops a call-plan to prioritize utilization of time.

  •  Assists in developing the annual strategic plan for the Rehab Unit/Hospital, to include visible community outreach program and raise community awareness of services available.

  •  Ensures referral sources receive appropriate and timely follow-up communications regarding their patients and hospital programs.

  •  Develops back up system to handle calls when he/she is unavailable.

  •  Develops system that ensures calls are appropriately handled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Reliable transportation to visit referral locations.

  • Assist as needed with PAI transmissions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Perform on-site and off-site clinical evaluation to assist Rehab Medical Director in determining appropriateness of patient for admission.

  • This position requires rotating weekend work schedules.

What qualifications you will need:
  • Licensed Professional in a clinical health care specialty (i.e. RN, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist). Current FL licensure or FL approved compact license.
  •  American Heart Association or Red Cross BL
  •  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 and complies with dress code policy. 
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills within the facility and public. 
  •  Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and functions well under stressful situations. 
  •  Participates in weekend rotation schedule to ensure continuous access by referral sources to rehab services for evaluation and admission to program 7 days a week. 
  • Computer and keyboarding skills (25 wpm minimum). 
  • Organization and time management skills. 
  • Strong problem solving skills. 
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Continuous focus on excellence in work environment.
  • Complies with all regulatory requirements including all State, Federal and Joint Commission regulations.
  • Ensures confidentiality.
  • Works at developing and maintaining strong relationships with physicians, departments and staff within the facility and community.
  • Communicates effectively and clearly. 
  • Represents the facility in a positive and professional manner.
  • Ability to work with others to ensure quality patient care.
  • Preferred requirements:

  • BCLS certification (AHA) 

  • 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 capabilities.

  • Ability to navigate a medical record for determination of medical necessity for an IRF admission.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital is 467-bed hospital. We are a fully accredited medical surgery hospital. We leverage the latest technologies and treatment protocols to meet healthcare needs. HCA Florida Aventura Hospital is designated a Level II Trauma Center. This is awarded by the Florida Department of Health. We are certified as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. Always offering the best for our patients. Aventura’s Comprehensive Community Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Knowledgeably treating patience with urgency. We are an American College of Radiology accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. We take screenings seriously.

Located in luxurious South Florida, we are a community rich in diversity. Our neighborhoods are infused with world class culture. A prime location means you will be surrounded by the very best South Florida has to offer. Reach your career and community goals with us.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

Join a family that cares about every stage in your career! We are interviewing candidates for our Clinical Rehab Specialist opening. Apply today and a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Therapy and Rehabilitation
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