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Physical Therapist Asst. Pool, prn as needed

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Altoona
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Job Description:

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.Extra attention to detailExceptional outcomes--BE THE CONNECTION.--Your role as a physical therapyassistant (PTA) lets you be the connection between dedication to detail andpatient outcomes that exceed expectations. Use your passion for rehabilitationto ensure that patients receive care that sets the standard as you treat patients with compassion and empathy. Enhance the impact of yourabilities with national post-acute care leader Encompass Health.--WhatMakes Encompass Health Careers Different-and Better:--Working at Encompass Health means being partof something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact onpatients' lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Healthoffers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road torecovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements,multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As you help patients achievegoals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with themand celebrate the successes they experience along the way.--Our culture of compassion and collaborationis founded on more than just the care we provide our patients; it is expressedin the values we live.--We encourage and empower each employee to keeplearning and growing by providing the resources to deliver a better way tocare. At Encompass Health, you'll find something decidedly different and moresatisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Maximize your talent and join ateam that is committed to setting the standard for better healthcare with this engaging opportunity:--PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (PTA)--Here is youropportunity to channel the full extent of your knowledge, skills, ambition, andexperience on a daily basis. Inspire our patients to progress each day as you:----- Provide physical therapy treatment andpatient care according to hospital, state and federal regulations andprofessional guidelines.--- Perform physical therapy treatmenttasks as delegated by and supervised by physical therapists.--- Maintain open and ongoing communicationwith hospital departments to ensure that patient, staff and hospital needs aremet.--Credentials:----- Current state licensure orcertification on or before the first day of employment required.--- CPR certification preferred unlessotherwise required by hospital policy.--- Successful completion of an associate'sdegree from an accredited physical therapy program preferred.--- Demonstrated competence in physicaltherapy treatment.--- Effective communication skills forworking with patients, families, and caregivers required.--Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one,including: ----- Benefits that begin when you do.--- Affordable medical, dental and vision plansprovided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.--- Generous paid time off that increases withtenure.--- Tuition reimbursement and continuingeducation opportunities.--- Company-matching 401(k) and employeestock-purchase plans.--- Flexible spending and health savings accounts.--About Us:--Helping patients regain hope andindependence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. Weoperate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 36 statesas well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our corevalues: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what's right, focuson the positive, and remain stronger together.--Realize the powerful difference you can make.Take this opportunity to join our team.--To learn more about us, pleasevisit us online at encompasshealth.com--Connect with us:https://www.facebook.com/EncompassCareershttps://www.linkedin.com/company/encompasshealth/https://twitter.com/encompasshlthhttps://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Encompass-Health-EI_IE1959649.11,27.htm----Equal Opportunity Employer Address: 2005 Valley View Blvd, Altoona 16602Shift: Day JobSchedule: PRN / Pool / As NeededJob ID: 2011830Contact Name - External: Christine FilerContact Email - External: Christine.Filer@encompasshealth.com

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