Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Manager

As an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Manager, you will ensure care and staff related outcomes are met in this newly unit. This role is responsible for developing policies and processes related to care in partnership with the leadership team and ensure compliance with internal and external policies, regulations, and accreditations for area of supervision.

About the new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU):

ChildServe’s new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is set to open in spring 2022! The new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit will include unique features that make it the only program of its kind in Iowa.
-This intensive rehabilitation program is designed for infants, children and young adults to regain daily living skills, strength, and independence after surgery, injury or accident.
– Our areas of rehabilitation expertise include: pediatric brain injury, multi-trauma, spinal cord injury, burn and wound, orthopedic, and post-NICU care.
– We provide access to cutting-edge rehabilitation technology found in few other places in the country.
– As ChildServe’s medical director and the only board-certified pediatric physiatrist in Iowa, Dr. Fred Klingbeil oversees treatment beginning while children are in the hospital and continuing throughout their time at ChildServe. Children who receive inpatient care can transition to ChildServe’s outpatient program when they’re ready to move home. This continuum of care results in more cohesive care for families and improved outcomes for children.

What You’ll Do:

– Partner with the leadership team regarding admissions, care, and discharges.
– Ensure the development, revision and implementation of each child’s care plan and achieve the goals and outcomes established by the care team, child and family.
– Ensure clinical care is implemented according to best practices as defined by ChildServe policy and practice manuals, including but not limited to infection control and safety.
– Implement and monitor unit-specific quality improvement activities and initiatives.
– Determine and ensure adequate staffing in alignment with care expectations.
– Prepare unit Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and lead implementation of initiatives.
– Proactively communicate to stakeholders (staff, families, and other internal and external partners) to ensure effective information sharing and risk management.
– Assist with development of unit budget and ensure appropriate spending; manage occupancy to meet goals.
– Supervise the team through effective hiring, training, coaching, and performance management. Ensure development of staff to achieve high results, and promote engagement and satisfaction to drive retention.

What You’ll Need:

– Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and licensed to practice as an RN in the State of Iowa; BSN preferred.
– Five years’ nursing experience in pediatrics, rehabilitation and/or with children with complex medical conditions. PICU and NICU experience required.
– Two years’ nursing supervisory experience.
Specialty nursing certifications preferred (CPN, CBIS, CRRN).
– Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
– Some positions are required to follow CMS and/or OSHA federal vaccine mandates. Both mandates are currently on hold and neither COVID-19 vaccinations, nor weekly testing are required for any positions at this time. ChildServe strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccinations.

Why ChildServe?

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

– Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.
– We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 5,000 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.
– Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.
– Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.
– We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together – apply today!

ChildServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Andrea Tiedeman




5046 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131