One of the fastest growing industries in the health care field is the subacute industry. Premier Search, Inc has been recruiting the very best subacute health care professionals since 1995.
The American Health Care Association (AHCA), the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and the Association of Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing Facilities have developed a definition of subacute care:
Subacute care is comprehensive inpatient care designed for someone who has an acute illness, injury, or exacerbation of a disease process. It is goal oriented treatment rendered immediately after, or instead of, acute hospitalization to treat one or more specific active complex medical conditions or to administer one or more technically complex treatments, in the context of a person’s underlying long-term conditions and overall situation. Generally, the individual’s condition is such that the care does not depend heavily on high-technology monitoring or complex diagnostic procedures. Subacute care requires the coordinated services of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and other relevant professional disciplines, who are trained and knowledgeable to assess and manage these specific conditions and perform the necessary procedures. Subacute care is given as part of a specifically defined program, regardless of the site.
Subacute care is generally more intensive than traditional nursing facility care and less than acute care. It requires frequent (daily to weekly) recurrent patient assessment and review of the clinical course and treatment plan for a limited (several days to several months) time period, until the condition is stabilized or a predetermined treatment course is completed.
Premier Search, Inc. has been responsible for hundreds of successful subacute search and placements filling the following types of positions:
- Directors of Nursing
- Clinical Directors of Subacute
- Directors of Marketing
- Case Managers
- Rehab Professionals
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- Respiratory Therapists
- MDS Coordinators
- Activity Directors