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RN Program Director, Spinal Cord Injury (Magee Rehabilitation) at Thomas Jefferson University & Jeff

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Type
23 Sep 2022

The Program Director for Spinal Cord Injury Programs will be responsible and accountable for the vision, strategic planning, and overall marketability of the SCI system of care. Responsibilities include program development to maintain state of the art service and to monitor and evaluate the program for improvements in satisfaction and other measurements. The director will assure the program adheres to the requirements of a model system of care and lead various research activities related to the spinal cord population.

The Program Director will assure compliance with changing regulations or standards from Joint Commission (JC) and Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as well as with business planning to maintain a sound financial base and source of referrals for the program in the context of the changing marketplace. The Program Director will uphold the mission, vision and values of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital - Jefferson Health.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Strategic Program Direction
    • Provides leadership to the program team to achieve program objectives including but not limited to census goals, education opportunities, out reach and patient outcomes.
    • Overall responsibility for program specific standards of care, collaborating with appropriate disciplines to establish and monitor adherence to program and organizational policies.
  • Research/Grant Responsibilities
    • Responsible for the coordination of all SCI care both internally within Magee and with other external organizations.
    • Provide appropriate research and education modules to both staff within Magee, outside institutions and the community in regards to spinal cord injury care.
  • Organizational Management
    • Serves as part of the leadership team for the overall planning, implementation and management of the Magee organization and for implementing the policies, services, guidelines and business and budgeting objectives established by the Magee Board of Directors.
    • Stays abreast of political, social and economic issues, evaluates their potential impact on Magee and undertakes and/or advises/counsels others on appropriate courses of action.
    • Assists Divisional/Enterprise Marketing Department in the development and marketing of professional and community educational programs.
    • Demonstrates a working knowledge of State and Federal Regulations. Provides needed information and documentation to Administration and Magee staff and prepares for JCAHO and CARF accreditation.
    • Responsible for fiscal planning of all programs under responsibility.
    • Builds operational capability through innovation and improvement.
  • Staff Leadership and Strategic Development
    • Facilitates learning opportunities for the interdisciplinary team.
    • Creates a work environment conducive to successful attainment of both organizational and professional goals and objectives.

Primary Customers/Key Working Relationships:
  • Patients and their significant others, all internal team members, external case managers and other stakeholders and administration.

  • Demonstrates excellent skills including, communication, leadership, judgment, decision making, assertiveness, solid business acumen and interpersonal relations.

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in nursing OR current enrollment.

  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in a experience in a rehabilitation discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive management skills.
  • Some experience representing SCI on either regional, state, national or international arenas.

Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson's clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

Closing Statement

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet -designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

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  • Job Reference: 719173740-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Confidential
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent