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Division Administrator of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Local Title: Division Administrator of Rehabilitation Medicine
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Director of Rehabilitation Therapy
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Division Administrator of Rehabilitation Medicine. The successful candidate will:

  • Have a dual reporting structure to the Department Executive Administrator and the Division Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Coordinate the operations of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine with other hospital divisions and services to achieve the optimum level of healthcare delivery across inpatient and outpatient areas related to the division.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for the administrative, clinical direction, and oversight of the staff and services in the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Care Coordination, and Physician Assistants.
  • Perform recruitment and onboarding of staff in the division.
  • Conduct development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures related to the services in the division.
  • Assure compliance with policy and procedures of governing bodies.
  • Oversee budget of all division services, identify staffing needs, and adjust accordingly to maximize value.
  • Participate in hospital-wide committees as needed and assigned.
  • Perform all required paperwork for annual evaluations and recruitment on a timely basis; maintain hospital files as per hospital policy.  
  • Provide monthly reports to the Department Chairman and weekly reports to the Executive Administrator and Division Chief regarding division productivity and performance.
  • Function as a liaison between hospital administration and division staff.
  • Provide administrative support to the Division Chief, including but not limited to onboarding of physicians and assisting the Residency Coordinator with necessary Graduate Medical Education (GME) responsibilities.
  • Serve as a leader and liaison between the division and other hospital departments and services, including attendance at rounds, and leading performance improvement initiatives.
  • Perform other duties, including the supervision of a large number of professional, technical, and clerical personnel within the University Hospital of Brooklyn, the College of Medicine, and the University Physicians of Brooklyn practice plan.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical or Occupational Therapy with current New York State licensure, and a Master’s Degree in a related field.
  • 5+ years of progressive managerial experience in an acute hospital setting with extensive knowledge of inpatient rehabilitation units and current requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited program preferred.
  • Experience with a Residency Program and Graduate Medical Education preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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