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Job Description

The Therapeutic Dining Group Aide assists patients with meals.  They will transport the patients to dining group, observe the patients while eating, may assist with feeding of the patients, and then transport the patients back to their rooms.
  • Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families,   caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships.
  • 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.
 

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona is an 80-bed inpatient 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.

We have the second largest outpatient program for Encompass Health in Pennsylvania.  We have outpatient clinics in Altoona, Duncansville, Tyrone and Bedford.  Our clinics provide physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in a team-based environment.

Our inpatient 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 inpatients admitted to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona are discharged directly to their homes, many of which return for outpatient services to one of our clinics.

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.

To learn more about us, please visit us online at www.encompasshealth.com/altoonarehab 

 
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.
 

Helping you become better is critical to our success - You will be paired with a mentor. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, case managers, pharmacists and medical staff.

 

Job Code: 100150

 



Address: 2005 Valley View Blvd, Altoona 16602
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 2122243
Contact Name - External: Christine Filer
Contact Email - External: Christine.Filer@encompasshealth.com