Manager, Rehabilitation Therapies (Physical and Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology) - Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Center for Disabilities and Development is seeking a Manager, Rehabilitation Therapies to provide management for all aspects of the Center for Disabilities and Development's (CDD) Physical and Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology departments. Responsibilities include providing clinical and managerial leadership; managing fiscal resources; serving as liaison with hospital and community partners; leading performance improvement initiatives; participating in strategic planning processes; supervising OT/PT, Speech and Audiology staff members; managing staff training, competency and performance and maintaining an appropriate clinical caseload. Opportunities available to participate in and/or lead research initiatives and oversee graduate-level trainees and fellows.

Position requires a minimum of three years of experience in one of the therapy fields and experience in leadership/management roles.  Desirable qualifications are experience with pediatrics patients with developmental disabilities and diseases of childhood; mobility assessment and management of a clinical department.  

For a complete listing of position responsibilities and required and desirable qualifications please go to and reference posting # 19001452. 

Salary is commensurate based upon education/skills and experience.  The University of Iowa offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package to match the needs of employees and their families.  The following link provides information about all that the UI has to offer to our benefit eligible employees:

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital is one of the nation's top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions. It is the only university-affiliated hospital in Iowa devoted solely to the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, and is Iowa's only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center.  University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, opened in February 2017 and has 150 beds. For the tenth consecutive year, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the country, and the only one in Iowa nationally ranked for pediatric care, for 2018-19. The hospital ranked nationally in pediatric cancer, neonatology, pediatric nephrology, and pediatric orthopedics. For more information about the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital please visit

The Center for Disabilities and Development is dedicated to improving the health and independence of people with disabilities and creating a life with opportunities for everyone.  As a multi-disciplinary center of excellence, The CDD integrates a broad array of clinical services in one location, including developmental and behavioral pediatrics, nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational and physical therapy, psychology, social work, education, and audiology, and thus provides an ideal environment for patient care, education and research. Our clinical team works with patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders, cerebral palsy, cognitive disorders, Down syndrome, Fragile X and spina bifida.  Families who come to our clinic often have complex needs which is why CDD uses a team approach, bringing together the right experts to help families find answers.  At the heart of each team are the patient and family.  For more information please visit

The CDD is Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities and is also home for Iowa's LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program and has provided outstanding interdisciplinary training in neurodevelopmental disabilities for over two decades.

For More Information/To Apply:

To apply for this position, visit: and select requisition 19001452.  Selection process will include a Credential and Background Check.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

For additional information about this position, contact Judy Stephenson at [email protected].

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