HealthSouth Careers

Physical Therapist, full-time, inpatient

Altoona, Pennsylvania
Therapy Staff


Job Description

Healthsouth of Altoona, PA is a 90 bed acute physical rehabilitation hospital located south of State College in central PA. In addition to caring for general rehabilitation diagnoses, such as amputations, arthritis, hip fracture, joint replacement, burns, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma, we also treat neurological conditions, such as stroke, brain injury, Guillian Barre, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or  critical illness myopathy, orthopedics, and other cardiac conditions.


Want a challenging environment where PT, OT, SLP and nursing work as a team to improve the lives of patients?  Consider inpatient acute rehab at HealthSouth of Altoona, PA!


Our 90 bed acute rehabilitation hospital offers the following inpatient specialty programs:

o    Amputee Rehabilitation Program
 

o    Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program
 

o    Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
 

o    Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
 

o    Multiple Trauma Rehabilitation Program
 

o    Neurorehabilitation Program
 

o    Orthopedics Rehabilitation Program
 

o    Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
 

o    Stroke Rehabilitation Program


The Physical Therapist is part of a full team of rehabilitation specialists including Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nursing and Medical staff providing therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position:

  • Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships.
  • Requires competency in physical therapy evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
  • Requires task delegation and supervision of physical therapist assistants and technicians.
  • Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.

Helping you become a better therapist 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; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline.

 

Benefits

To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more.

 

Job Code: 100011

 

Keywords: Physical Therapist, PT, inpatient rehab, acute rehab, stroke, head injury, brain injury, orthopedics, outpatient, rehab hospital, TBI, CVA, Cardiopulmonary, spinal cord injury

License or Certification: 

- Must be in possession of current state license or on or before the first day of employment. 

- CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy. 


Education, Training and Experience: 

- Successful completion of a degree from an accredited Physical Therapy degree program.


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: 2005 Valley View Blvd, Altoona 16602
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 1719542