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Rehab Therapy Tech I

Job Description

The Therapy Technician is vital to assisting our rehab nurses and therapists with the rehabilitation treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. Therapy Technicians assist our therapist and nurses with setting up equipment to assist in the rehab process, help to ensure a fun/safe working environment, and much more! 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.
 
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.  For more information on available benefits, please click here
 
Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our patients will spend 2-4 weeks at our hospital, and our technicians assist the therapist with treating a wide clinical caseload 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 to their homes.
 
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.
 
Our Company employs some of the latest technology for our rehab hospitals. Our therapist 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 reach your career goals - 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.
 

Job Code: 100104

 

Encompass Health Reading Rehabilitation Hospital

 

Encompass Health Reading Rehabilitation Hospital is Joint Commission Certified and specializes in rehabilitative care across a wide-array of diagnoses.

 

For over 50 years, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading has been serving patients from Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Lehigh, Lancaster counties and beyond.

 

Located on 35 acres of gently rolling hills, in Berks County, south of Reading and just five miles from the turnpike, Encompass Health Reading is a 60-bed acute rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive and rehabilitation services as well as Home Health service.

 

We Proudly Display our Gold Seal of Approval®

Stroke Rehabilitation ∙ Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation ∙ Brain Injury Rehabilitation

 

Committed to a higher level of care, our stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation programs have earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission in addition to Joint Commission accreditation.

Our 60-bed acute rehabilitation hospital offers the following inpatient specialty programs:

 
 

License or Certification:
·         CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.

Education
·         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: 1623 Morgantown Road, Reading 19607
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 2210330
Contact Name - External: Jessica Heffner
Contact Email - External: Jessica.Heffner@Encompasshealth.com