Kindred Healthcare has partnered with Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to open the brand new 57-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital provides care for patients across an 11-county region with impairments resulting from a traumatic medical situation, such as stroke, serious spinal cord and brain injury, neurologic illness, major multiple trauma, and orthopedic conditions with complex or profound impairments. Although the majority of patients are seniors, Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital is equipped to also treat younger patients recovering from traumatic incidents.
With more than 20 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.
Responsible for all Human Resource functions within the hospital including recruiting, hiring, orienting and training employees. Also is responsible for benefits, safety, and worker's compensation and oversees all payroll functions. Ensures that all Human Resource practices meet the guidelines and specifications of all state and federal laws. This is a hands on HR role with ownership of all facets of HR.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the facility's history, mission, services and organizational structure.
Work closely with management team to reduce turnover, increase employee engagement and promote the Core Values.
Demonstrates the ability to handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, makes decisions quickly.
Screens all applicants to ensure they meet Hospital hiring guidelines and ensures OFCCP compliance and fair hiring practices.
Develops and evaluates recruiting resources and strategies including but not limited to, recruitment ads, attend job fairs and network with regional employment agencies and schools to recruit highly qualified candidates to fill open positions.
Analyzes relevant market factors, including compensation packages, shift differential and sign on bonuses and along with Controller and CEO, ensures a fair and equitable merit process.
Works with CEO, leadership team and corporate compensation teams to determine salaries, compensation issues and other human resources policies and procedures.
Assists in orienting and training all new employees. Responsible for creating and maintaining employee personnel, education and medical files.
Reports all workers compensation cases to insurance carrier and OSHA. Responsible for managing all aspects of workers compensation.
Responsible for employee evaluation process. Assists managers in completing and presenting these evaluations to employees.
Responds to all request for information from unemployment office and all other government agencies. Attends unemployment, workers compensation and EEO hearings when required.
Oversees payroll functions and acts as backup to Payroll Coordinator.
Responsible for Employee Relations. Works directly with Managers with all employee issues. Is responsible to ensure that Hospital policies and procedures are adhered to and promoting an open door environment.
Responsible for Employee Benefits including presenting all benefits to employees at hire and during open enrollment. Working closely with corporate benefits department on issues and problems when needed.
Acts as a liaison between Kindred Corporate and the rehabilitation hospital for all Human Resource issues.
Other duties as assigned.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
Consistently demonstrates customer service skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.
Basic computer knowledge.
Knowledge of basic equipment.
Appropriate telephone communication skills.
Physical and Safety Requirements:
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (employees, patients, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed.
Subject to frequent interruptions. Willingness to work beyond normal working hours when necessary and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout day.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately, so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Bachelor Degree in Human Resources or other related degree or nearing completion of the degree.
Position requires a high level of proficiency normally acquired through five to seven years of progressively responsible work experience.
Working knowledge of all state and federal laws related to the Human Resources Field.