Career Opportunities  

(Posted June 15, 2021)


Director of Rehabilitative Services

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About Us:

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.


The Director Rehabilitative Services provides administrative representation and general direction for:

Inpatient and Outpatient Services at Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses.

  • Regional Outpatient services within Health Centers in Medina, Mansfield, North Canton, Warren, new Philadelphia and Boston Heights. (Stow, Millersburg and Amherst to open in 2021.)
  • 169 Therapists (131 Full Time Employees)
  • $20M renovation of Akron Campus, currently underway.


  • Adds value as a key member of management; understands the business, financials, industry, customers and strategy.
  • Supervises employees, provides direction, coaches, trains and develops, and manages performance to company goals and expectations.
  • Prepares, manages, and adheres to department budget to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Oversees the operations of the Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech and Hearing Departments.
  • Assumes fiscal responsibility, including developing and maintaining annual capital and operating budgets to assure a fiscally productive division.
  • Closely monitors trends within the professions and trends in health care service delivery
  • Develops and implements services/programs in response to hospital and community needs.
  • Pursues and negotiates contracts for services within the community.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
  • Other duties as required.

Other information:

Technical Expertise

  • Experience in Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Pathology clinical settings is required.
  • Experience in a pediatric hospital setting is preferred.
  • Experience in management and fiscal operations is required.
  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma programming is preferred.
  • Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. EPIC or EMR software is required.

Education and Experience

  • Education: MBA or MHA is required. Master’s Degree in clinical field (OT, PT, ST) is preferred.
  • Certification: Active State licensure in one of the following: Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech/Language Pathology is required.
  • Years of relevant experience: 7 to 10 years is preferred.
  • Years of experience supervising: 5 to 7 years is preferred.

Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. EEO is the law, please click/copy paste the link below to learn more: