Director of Rehabilitation Research

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Full Time Regular
909 North Washington Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
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Job Description

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabiltiation

Dallas, TX 

Director of Rehabilitation Research 

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, a joint venture between Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical, carries a well-known reputation for patient care and exceptional quality outcomes. We serve all people through exemplary healthcare, education, research and community service. Since opening in 1981, our flagship inpatient rehab hospital in Dallas has received repeated recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best rehab hospitals in the nation.  All of our inpatient hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission, including specialty accreditation for our stroke rehab programs. And for five consecutive years we have been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal.

Responsibilities

The Director of Rehabilitation Research (the Director) position exists to direct, administer, and promote the research and research activities of Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation. With a successful history of grant writing, conducting innovative research, and maintaining a supportive culture for research, the Director will oversee the strategic direction of the research program and ensure scientific efforts support enhanced patient and family outcomes.

The Rehabilitation Research program at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation has a strong environment that supports creative and scientific endeavors. For example, current researchers have been awarded several multi-year grants and contracts in the past 1-2 years from agencies including the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute; Centers for Disease Control; and Neilsen Foundation.

The Director will involve leadership of the brain injury and spinal cord injury research scientists, coordinators, and clinicians to continue the hospital's position as a national leader in research and clinical care. The Director will oversee an annual budget of over $2 million and staff of 18+ and will lead and participate in future grant writing efforts. The Director will collaborate closely with hospital administrators and the Baylor Scott and White Foundation to budget appropriately.

Qualifications

To be qualified:

  • PhD in basic biomedical and related sciences (e.g., physiology, neuroscience, neuropsychology, physical therapy, or therapy disciplines), or MD or DO with Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or other specialty germane to rehabilitation.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in directing successful grant-funding activities, including demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills; publication track record.
  • Clinical research experience should be focused on traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke. 

Additional Data

Select Medical is an equal opportunity employer committed to dealing with employees in a nondiscriminatory manner and based on job-related qualifications and abilities. The Company will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, age (40 and over), marital status, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational qualification) or any other protected status.

With the combined expertise of our joint venture partners, Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation has become one of the most recognized and largest rehabilitation providers in the nation. We have continuously grown in size, scope and excellence across North Texas, and in the summer of 2018 our footprint expanded to include new partners in Central Texas. With this expansion, we have more than 2,300 talented, caring and compassionate team members working in the following environments:

  • 4 inpatient rehab hospitals (free-standing)
  • 2 inpatient rehab units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
  • 9 acute therapy units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
  • 87 outpatient therapy locations (and growing)
  • A home health division covering all of North Texas

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