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Job Description

 

The Rehab Therapy Technician assists rehabilitation therapists with rehabilitation 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, and caregivers.
  • Requires competency in assisting with delegated rehabilitation treatment and patient care.
  • Performs tasks as delegated by and supervised by rehabilitation nurses and therapists.
  • Maintains open and an on-going communication with coworkers and supervisors.
     
    The Rehab Therapy Technician supports an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by helping to provide patient safety and patient-centered treatment.

 

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona (formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona) is an 80-bed acute rehabilitation hospital that provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. We offer a wide base of physical rehabilitative care for orthopedic, neurologic, multi-trauma, spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, pulmonary, cardiac rehabilitation needs and more.

Our hospital has a full complement of therapists, nurses, behavioral health providers and medical staff to offer the best possible outcomes for our patients. With an average length of stay of approximately 2 weeks, we have the ability to get to know our patients and their families.

We are proud of the fact that approximately 80% of the patients admitted to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona are discharged directly to their homes.

Come see how we are changing people’s lives- everyday. Maybe you can too!

Six JCAHO disease specific certification: Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Cardiac and Ortho Rehab, Advanced Diabetes.

Job Code: 100027

 

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: 2005 Valley View Blvd, Altoona 16602
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2120748
Contact Name - External: Christine Filer
Contact Email - External: Christine.Filer@encompasshealth.com