Director of Rehabilitation Services - IP

Full Time Regular
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Job Description

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Select Medical

West Orange, NJ


Director of IP Rehabilitation

Shift Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm 

Status: Full Time

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is seeking a Director of Rehabilitation, IP Therapy Services to join the  Leadership Council, and participates in the establishment of policies and procedures for all IP therapy services. 


Founded in 1948, Kessler Institute has long been recognized for its pioneering leadership in the field of medical rehabilitation – and is currently ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital, in collaboration with Kessler Foundation, is one of only seven centers across the country to be designated as a Model System for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Accredit by the Joint Commission and CARF (SCI, TBI, stroke, amputation and general rehabilitation), Kessler Institute also offers comprehensive programs for complex medical, stroke, orthopedic trauma, neurologic diseases, cancer and cardiac recovery.

Kessler Institute offers a competitive salary and incentive program

  • Latest rehab technologies
  • Engaged and team-oriented culture
  • High success rates of patients being discharged home
  • Full-benefits package (Including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short and long term disability, and tuition assistance)
  • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation and advancement opportunities 


The Director of Rehabilitation,  IP Therapy Services designs and implements a framework to integrate and coordinate patient care services, and program development with all IP therapy departments within the West Orange hospital campus, consistent with quality service and maximization of profit.  The Director provides direction, expertise and mentoring to facilitate the growth and development of IP rehabilitation therapy services.  The DOR will direct the daily operations of inpatient physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapy services.  

The DOR will be responsible for managing a very large rehabilitation department consisting of approximately 100 direct reports and 4 managers.  A key component of the position is a proven track record in strong leadership, interpersonal relations and effective communication skills dealing with all levels of staff from entry level to senior management.


Minimum Requirement 

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy 

Current and valid NJ state licensure as a Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapist required.  (For Speech discipline: Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association required

Preferred Requirement 

A minimum of seven years of experience as a therapist in an acute rehab setting, including a minimum of five years supervisory experience 

Additional Data

Select Medical is an organization that is passionate about safety for our patients and our team members. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Division conducts post-offer employment testing (POET) for a number of job titles including, but not limited to:


  • Rehabilitation Assistant/Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Environmental Services



POETS are completed as part of the onboarding process- to be completed before an employee’s first day of work.


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.


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