HealthSouth Careers

Rehab Therapy Tech - Per Diem

Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
Therapy Staff


Job Description

HealthSouth Nittany Valley is seeking a per diem Rehab Therapy Technician for its inpatient hospital setting.  The Therapy Technician assists rehabilitation nurses and therapists with rehabilitation treatment , including transporting patients, maintaining supplies, performing wheelchair maintenance, and preparing patients for therapy sessions. In addition, the position:

Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families,   caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships.
  • Requires competency in assisting therapists and nurses with daily care and patient therapy as delegated.
  • Communicates to nurses and therapists on patient performance, condition and participation during delegated patient care activities.
  •  Defers any information requests from physicians, patients, visitors etc regarding the patient’s condition, diagnosis, prognosis, progress, plan of care or discharge plan to nurses or therapists.
 
The Therapy Technician creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment.
 
What types of patients will you see? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our patients spend an average of 2-4 weeks in our hospital and come to us with a wide variety of diagnosis such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home.
 
We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients.  We utilize our clinical outcomes to assess and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes.
 
You will use standard and advanced therapy technologies- depending on hospital location, some equipment used such as Auto Ambulators, Bioness, Interactive Metronome, Hand Mentor, SmartStep, Anodyne, Wii and CAPs may be available.
 

Helping you become better is critical to our success - You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; and we offer educational benefits if you are interested in continuing your education.

 

Job Code: 100150

 

License or Certification:
  • CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.
 
Education, Training and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
 
Physical Requirements:
  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
  • Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.



Address: 550 West College Avenue, Pleasant Gap 16823-8808
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 1716693