Director, Rehabilitation Services - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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The Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE (CCAD) is a 364-bed, tertiary-care, adult-focus hospital. CCAD is an extension of the US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model.

In all, more than 30 medical and surgical specialties are represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. The hospital officially opened in May 2015.


The position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and setting strategic direction for the Inpatient Therapies and Rehabilitation Team. This involves managing all available resources (human and otherwise) and ensuring the department is aligned with the organizations mission, vision and values.

Number of Direct Reports: 6
Number of Indirect Reports: 54

Responsibilities include :

  • Oversees operational performance of the department via KPI monitoring and evaluation. This includes but not limited to; individual and team productivity, patient experience scores and caregiver engagement ratings.
  • Formulates and manages the department budget in collaboration with the institute administrator
  • Develops operating and capital budgets for the department
  • Manages departmental staffing plans ensuring adequate coverage across all rehab functions
  • Oversees risk management and quality audit processes, ensuring standardization of clinical care delivery
  • Ensures completion of performance evaluations for all department leadership personnel to make sure that quality, productivity and respective goals are met


Applicants must be either a licensed Physical Therapist, a licensed Occupational Therapist, or a licensed Speech Language Therapist

  • If a Physical Therapist: Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy or direct-entry Master's degree program in Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy (from a regionally accredited school)
  • If an Occupational therapist: Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy (minimum three years duration) or direct-entry Master's degree program in Occupational Therapy (from a regionally accredited school)
  • If a Speech Language Therapist: must have a BSc in Speech-language Pathology, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Pathology (or similar title) OR a BSc in Communication or Psychology or Linguistics AND a Master's in Speech-language Pathology (or similar title) (from a regionally accredited school)
  • Doctorate in Rehab Services or MBA/MHA preferred
  • Current active license (PT, OT, or SLP)
  • National registration (e.g., APTA, HCPC, etc.)
  • Minimum of 10 years post-licensure experience in a large acute-care hospital or large rehabilitation facility required
  • At least two years of current Director experience in a large acute-care hospital or large rehabilitation hospital required


  • Tax-free income
  • Housing allowance
  • Relocation ticket to Abu Dhabi
  • Medical coverage
  • 25 days paid annual leave and 10 Public Holidays
Interested in working in the USA?: We have positions in the USA for RNs educated in the Philippines and in other countries.

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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

The Cleveland Clinic Hospital Abu Dhabi (CCAD) is a 364-bed, tertiary-care, adult-focus hospital. CCAD provides Western-style healthcare, according to the US Cleveland Clinic model. more

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is also the wealthiest emirate and the largest emirate. Wishing to establish itself as the cultural center of the Middle East, it is building a fantasy-like museum to which the Louvre will lend exhibits.

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, population approximately 9.7 million (2017 est. 12% Emirati citizens and 88% expatriates), is one of the most westernized countries in the Arabian Peninsula.

Three large cities: Abu Dhabi (the capital), Dubai (the UAE's most internationally-known city), and Al Ain (the university centre with a medical school). Has a long coastline and the Hajar Mountains to the East, which are great for hiking. Popular with tourists who come from Europe and from throughout the region. more