Vice President of Operations - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Full Time Regular
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

West Orange, NJ - supporting our 3 Northern Kessler locations

Vice President of Operations


Kessler Institute has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation for more than 70 years. Today, we continue to lead this field as one of the nation’s largest and most respected rehabilitation hospitals.

We are proud to be one of only seven centers to hold federal designation as a Model System for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. It’s that same level of expertise and experience that also defines our programs for stroke, neurologic diseases, amputation, orthopedic trauma, cardiac recovery and cancer rehabilitation.

Kessler’s remarkable teams of rehabilitation specialists integrate the advanced care, proven treatment and leading-edge technologies that enable our patients to regain their strength, skills and independence. Our physician-led teams share one goal: to help our patients rebuild their lives.

We offer a unique continuum and continuity of care from our four inpatient hospital campuses – in West Orange (152 beds), Saddle Brook (112 beds), Chester (72 beds) and Marlton (61 beds), N.J. – to our more than 96 outpatient Kessler Rehabilitation Center locations throughout the state.

These are just some of the reasons why U.S. News & World Report has recognized Kessler Institute as one of the nation’s Best Rehabilitation Hospitals for 28 consecutive years, and why we are the highest ranking hospital in the mid-Atlantic region and the only rehabilitation hospital in New Jersey to be nationally ranked. It’s also why thousands of individuals from across the country and around the world choose Kessler Institute for their rehabilitation each year.


Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is seeking a Vice President of Operations to provide leadership support to our three Northern Kessler Rehabilitation Hospitals – West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, with a focus on supporting our largest rehabilitation hospital’s operations (West Orange), as well as deploying special projects to further enhance operations at any or all of our network of hospitals. This is an exciting career opportunity for a mature professional who can analyze complex situations and execute decisions effectively. The VP of Operations will be responsible for strategic direction and operations management with a focus on business development, exceptional quality patient care and fiscal accountability. The right candidate will display high personal integrity, positivity and the ability to operate effectively under pressure. Our new VP of Operations must be a hands-on self-starter who can assume broad responsibility in a dynamic, challenging healthcare environment. This position will report to the President of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. This is a challenging opportunity to work with the nation’s best healthcare providers, in a highly competitive market.  


  • Qualified candidates will have at least five years’ senior experience in hospital operations, contract negotiations, revenue enhancement and expense control.
  • The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to servant leadership, outstanding customer service and continuing program development in a dynamic and competitive healthcare market.
  • Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business or related discipline required.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the healthcare industry, with at least three years in an administrative and/or management position with proven outcomes required.
  • Clinical experience in a rehabilitation discipline (OT, PT, Speech Therapy or Nursing) is preferred. Select Medical is an EOE.

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