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Physical Therapist Asst. (Casual Pool/per diem)

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Altoona
Posted on: April 3, 2021

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 detail

Exceptional outcomes

BE THE CONNECTION.

Your role as a physical therapy assistant (PTA) lets you be the connection between dedication to detail and patient outcomes that exceed expectations. Use your passion for rehabilitation to ensure that patients receive care that sets the standard as you treat patients with compassion and empathy. Enhance the impact of your abilities with national post-acute care leader Encompass Health.

What Makes Encompass Health Careers Different-and Better

Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients' lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As you help patients achieve goals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with them and celebrate the successes they experience along the way.

Our culture of compassion and collaboration is founded on more than just the care we provide our patients; it is expressed in the values we live. We encourage and empower each employee to keep learning and growing by providing the resources to deliver a better way to care. At Encompass Health, you'll find something decidedly different and more satisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Maximize your talent and join a team that is committed to setting the standard for better healthcare with this engaging opportunity:

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (PTA)

Inspire Our Patients To Progress Each Day As You

Here is your opportunity to channel the full extent of your knowledge, skills, ambition, and experience on a daily basis.

  • Provide physical therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state and federal regulations and professional guidelines.
  • Perform physical therapy treatment tasks as delegated by and supervised by physical therapists.
  • Maintain open and ongoing communication with hospital departments to ensure that patient, staff and hospital needs are met.
    Credentials
    • Current state licensure or certification on or before the first day of employment required.
    • CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.
    • Successful completion of an associate's degree from an accredited physical therapy program preferred.
    • Demonstrated competence in physical therapy treatment.
    • Effective communication skills for working 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 plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.
      • Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.
      • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.
      • Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.
      • Flexible spending and health savings accounts.


        About Us

        Helping patients regain hope and independence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. We operate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 36 states as well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our core values: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what's right, focus on 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, please visit us online at encompasshealth.com

        Connect With Us



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        Equal Opportunity Employer

        Address: 2005 Valley View Blvd, Altoona 16602
        Shift: Day Job
        Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
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