Rehab Specialist Job Description

Rehab Specialist Job Description

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Rehab specialist provides comprehensive intake examinations and behavioral health assessments, and determine accurate DSM-5/ICD-10 diagnoses based on clinical information.

Rehab Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provides basic level patient registration and scheduling appropriately in a manner that takes into account the special needs of the patient, , age, culture, learning ability
Demonstrates proficiency in using Cerner to schedule patient appointments and assemble patient charts
Accurately records/scans the patient’s prescription
Responds to changing patient needs regarding appointment times
Coordinate flow of information between medical clinic and referral authorization department to secure a valid referral for clinic patient
Secure appropriate patient account reimbursement by obtaining complex demographic, insurance, and medical information, identifying services requiring authorization for treatment and ensuring the required authorizations are in place
Assists in the development and implementation of the exercise prescription, assesses patient’s physiological response to exercise, and makes necessary adjustments
Assists in the development of the individualized treatment plan with collaborative patient goals
Reviews patient’s progress regularly
Immediately reports significant patient conditions to RN or RT and assists with emergent care per standing orders

Rehab Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Rehab Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FIM, BLS, BCLS, CPR, ACLS, CPRP, ACVREP, BCS, RESNA, CRRN

Education for Rehab Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the rehab specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Exercise Science, Education, Health, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Counseling, Pre-Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology

Skills for Rehab Specialist

Desired skills for rehab specialist include:

630 laws
Medical and psychiatric terminology
Rules and regulations governing the operation of Mental Health Agencies
Community resources
ICD-10 and DSM V diagnostic criteria
Rehab admission criteria
Leading to appropriate identification of qualified rehab patients
Patient
Medical terminology
Current ICD definitions

Desired experience for rehab specialist includes:

Experience in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation beneficial
Completion of EKG cardiac monitoring class within 6 months of hire date
Interacts with patients, physicians, physician offices, insurance providers, Rehab staff, co-workers and visitors in a professional and courteous manner
Demonstrates and conveys a favorable image of the Medical Center
Schedules patients to appropriate team, according to their diagnosis
Promotes an acceptable waiting time for scheduled evaluations

Rehab Specialist Examples

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Rehab Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a rehab specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for rehab specialist
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal phone skills to conduct follow up phone calls, insurance verification, and patient scheduling
  • Monitor patient and program outcomes as needed
  • Build collaborative and consultative relationships with neuromuscular rehabilitation network and patient support groups within assigned territory
  • Conduct extensive new referral development programs including patient screening clinics, cold calls, targeted strategic account, lead follow up
  • Conduct educational presentations to patient support groups and at professional meeting
  • Support local and national professional/patient meetings
  • Follows scheduling protocols for Therapy Specialties and SportsCare
  • Finds innovative ways to accommodate our customers’ need
  • Takes initiative to be informed about new equipment, technology, forms, policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Participates in the implementation of the change process and provides feedback
Qualifications for rehab specialist
  • Attends scheduled department meetings or is responsible for obtaining information from missed meetings
  • Handles co-payments properly in a secure and timely manner, following system policy
  • Records appropriate demographics and insurance information into computer
  • Maintains department standards for productivity
  • Positively impacts clinical, economic and customer satisfaction outcomes
  • Assists the patients to maximize their available resources, , insurance coverage, supply and equipment resources
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Rehab Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a rehab specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for rehab specialist
  • Assists with the monitoring of patients, instructs patients on proper use of the exercise equipment and adjusts exercise prescriptions as indicated and assesses the patient’s response to exercise
  • Takes initiative to record personal hours of service appropriately and accurately
  • Identify real or potential cardiovascular complications prior to, during, or following exercise, and determine the necessity for medical and emergency intervention modification of exercise intensity, duration, and target heart rate
  • Extract and analyze clinical information and translate into the most accurate ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes for IRF (Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility) and DRG (Diagnostic Related Group) accuracy and compliant reimbursement in accordance with the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Communicate detailed information and answers patients' questions regarding their health care plan
  • Enter referrals, documents communications and action into the system, as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain database of referral physician offices preferred by each physician within the clinic
  • Assure an integrated approach to the program is fulfilled, resulting in timely scheduling of requested services, communication across the continuum of care for requested outpatient services resulting in improvement in the provision of care and services and improved satisfaction for our patients, providers, staff and external contacts
  • Function in a team environment, and typically provide requested services on-site at the Rehab clinic
  • Assist the Business Office Manager with accounts receivable/payable, billing and resident account functions
Qualifications for rehab specialist
  • Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification required or enrolled in certification program
  • Demonstrated initiative (self-starter) and ability to work in cross functional team
  • Flexible style to adapt to change
  • Required 2-5 years related field sales experience in the Rehab and/or Clinical setting required
  • Perform other duties as assigned in response to the person serviced, office or program needs
  • Assist team in fostering a safe home environment for the person served
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Rehab Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a rehab specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for rehab specialist
  • Conducts daily code cart and quality controls checklist appropriately
  • Provides and maintains equipment and supplies necessary for delivery of service
  • Demonstrates proper body mechanics in stretching and use of weights
  • Teaches formally in classes and informally one-on-one
  • Communicates effectively amongst cardiopulmonary rehab staff and referring providers
  • Demonstrates proficiency in regards to the computer documentation of the cardiac rehab exercise sessions
  • Monitor/interpret EKG/heart rhythms
  • Accurately preforms charge entry
  • Must have the ability for work with frequent interruptions, under stress, and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide education on Cardiac Risk Factors
Qualifications for rehab specialist
  • Ability to relate well to physicians, other nursing personnel, interdisciplinary staff, patients, families/significant others, personnel from outside facilities
  • ACSM CEP Certification Preferred
  • Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation class Preferred
  • Organizes the communication -- Clarifies purpose and importance
  • Knowledgeable of state and federal regulations for inpatient physical rehabilitation services
  • Knowledge of school-to-careers transition planning, supported employment and a Unified Educational System
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Rehab Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of rehab specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for rehab specialist
  • Performs ordered pulmonary function and pulmonary stress testing
  • Determines testing reference ranges and calculates/interprets results
  • Answering telephones, faxing, filing
  • Evaluates and treats women and/or men with urinary incontinence
  • Evaluates and treats pelvic pain issues
  • Evaluates and treats pelvic floor disorders, such as prolapse, vulvodynia, vaginismus and dyspareunia
  • Develop and maximize sales within territory, selling by consultative approach and providing “in-service” demonstrations to customers on advantage, features, benefits and operations of all IN inc. products
  • Develop and maintain high level of clinical, technical and product knowledge
  • Develop ample pipeline of potential new referral prospects
  • Conduct educational in-services to potential referral source through formal presentations
Qualifications for rehab specialist
  • Five years of experience in special education, vocational training or related area providing services to students with disabilities
  • Travel from location to location will be necessary
  • Duties are primarily performed in a normal school or office environment
  • Master’s degree in vocational evaluation, counseling, special education, psychology, transition or related field
  • Valid Rehabilitation Counseling License issued from the NM Public Ed
  • Bachelor’s degree or two year Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university required
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Rehab Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of rehab specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for rehab specialist
  • Works with discharge planners to suggest alternative levels of care if patient is not appropriate for inpatient rehab
  • Gathers any other data needed and gives it to the physician so the physician can make an informed decision on whether or not the patient is appropriate for inpatient rehab
  • Develop written strategic business plan to achieve territory sales objectives
  • Gather information in the territory regarding reimbursement, competitive products and any other information that would contribute to sales growth or improve IN, inc. products and services
  • Organize and manage time efficiently to achieve company goals
  • Participation and support of projects/ activities as directed by management
  • Provide reports and information as requested by field sales management
  • Coordinates credentialing, reappointment and privileging function including, providing initial applications upon physician and allied staff requests
  • Maintains and assures that credentialing files meet state, federal and accrediting regulations that are consistent with hospital policies and medical staff bylaws
  • Maintains system to track credentialing applications from submission to final approval by MEC and governing board
Qualifications for rehab specialist
  • Prefer one (1) year experience in third party outpatient billing/collections, Third party billing in respective specialty
  • Must have billing & cash collection experience
  • The Office Assistant should have knowledge of billing and collection practices/ techniques and be skilled in the use of computers, particularly the Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • High level of interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds
  • One year of experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting, or in working with developmentally disabled persons, or in working in a correctional facility
  • Solid understanding of insurance payor reimbursement, collection practices, and accounts

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