Lead Clinical Rehab Liaison in FT Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

Lead Clinical Rehab Liaison

FT Walton Beach, FL, United States
Full-time • Days (Rotating Weekends)
Therapy and Rehabilitation   Job ID: 818676
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Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a Lead Clinical Rehab Specialist with HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, located on Florida's Emerald Coast, seeks a Lead Clinical Rehab Specialist to join our Inpatient Rehab Team!  This position is located in Destin, FL.


    • Responsible for maintaining oversight of market needs and allocating resources to maintain and grow volume. This position acts as a Senior Rehabilitation Liaison who analyzes the market and develops strategies to maximize the program's market penetration.
    • Supports all Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists (CRS) performing any and all functions as needed.
    • Our unit is under the direction of a full time Physician Medical Director who rounds on patients daily. We seek clinicians such as a Registered Nurse, PT, OT, or ST who has the ability to specialize in rehabilitation care. Our seven day per week therapy program provides each patient a minimum of three hours of personalized therapy five out of seven days. We offer new hope for individuals facing the challenges of:
        • Stroke
        • Hip Fractures
        • Amputation
        • Major Multiple Trauma
        • Neurological Disorders
        • Spinal Cord Injury
        • Brain Injury
        • Joint Replacement

        HCA Florida Northwest Rehabilitation Center is located in a newly renovated facility offering all private rooms, larger areas for rehabilitation, and an upscale dining area. HCA Florida Northwest Rehabilitation Center completed an expansion in September 2018 and includes adding 10 new private rooms for a total of 30 where we provide personalized care.  Additionally, there are four bariatric equipped rooms, an expanded physical therapy gym, and an outdoor therapy garden. 

    • HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues.  This 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 free 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.
    • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
    • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
    • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
    • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
    • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
    • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance 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)
    • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

    Learn more about Employee Benefits

  • Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

    Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Lead Clinical Rehab Specialist to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!

Job Summary and Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited school in a clinical specialty to include nursing and/or rehab therapy. 
    • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Therapist (PT/OT/SLP) in the state which you practice and/or hold an active Compact/Multi-State RN license. Obtain a Florida license prior to employment. 
    • A current American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider is required.
    • Experience in an inpatient rehab setting preferred.
    • If an RN, CRRN preferred, or must obtain within 2 years of accepting position.
    • Preferred Master’s in Health-Care related field and/or Business Administration or Healthcare Management.


    • State of Florida RN, PT, OT or SLP License required
    • BLS – required
    • CRRN preferred


    • Minimum 2 years, preferred 5 years experience managing rehab and/or hospital admissions, nursing or an equivalent combination.
    • Recent Acute care experience preferred.


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

    ·Utilizes knowledge in managed care plans in the area and assists case management, CRS and patients by providing financial insight on coverage, copays, etc.

    ·Collaborates with the CRS team, Program Directors and Medical Director(s) to maximize relationships with external facilities in their communities (utilizing a hospital or division transfer center if available) that has created a new additional admission volume stream.

    ·Participates with Program Director, Regional Vice President, and AVP of Business Development of the HCA Rehab Services Division in screening and interviews of potential new CRS hires, making hiring recommendations as well as assisting with onboarding and training of new CRS staff.

    ·Communicates to patients the expectations and requirements for participation upon admission to the rehab program, including inpatient rehab and program features to patient and family members. Offers each patient and family a tour of the rehab unit; coordinating tour if unable to provide personally.

    ·Supports the mission and vision of the all HCA facilities in the Market. Understands and is committed to helping HCA facilities achieve its goals.

    ·Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules; must use appropriate safety equipment and procedures at all times; must immediately report all unsafe conditions to supervisors; must be familiar with all safety features of equipment, tools or materials encompassed by job duties; and must check with supervisors (prior to job performance) if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function.

    ·Adheres to the HCA Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community. Understands the personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate applicable laws, rules regulations or the Code of Conduct itself.

    ·Completes other duties as assigned

    An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D.

    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 Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is a 309-bed hospital. We are a top-performing quality hospital. We have over 300 of the most respected and qualified physicians in the area. We offer an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Cancer Care Center. Our services include open-heart surgery and a wide range of specialties. We give advanced care to critically ill patients. We offer emergency services at our main emergency room (ER). We also have a pediatric ER and two freestanding ERs. Together, our team has an unwavering conviction to improve more lives in more ways.

    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.

    "There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
    HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

    Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Lead Clinical Rehab Specialist opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

    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
Full-time • Days (Rotating Weekends)

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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