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Occupational Therapy Asst (Casual Pool/Per Diem)

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Altoona
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Job Description:

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona is an 80-bed acute rehabilitation hospital that provides comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient rehabilitation. We offer a wide base of physical rehabilitative care for orthopedic, neurologic, multi-trauma, spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation needs. -- Our hospital has a full complement of Therapists, Nurses, Neuropsychologists 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 about 80% of the patients admitted to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona are discharged directly to their homes. -- Come see how we are changing people---s lives- everyday. Maybe you can too! -- The Occupational Therapist Assistant provides occupational therapy 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 effective communication skills for departmental and interdepartmental relationships -- - Requires competency in occupational treatment -- - Performs occupational therapy treatment tasks as delegated by and supervised by occupational therapists -- Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met -- The Occupational Therapist Assistant creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment. -- --Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapist can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients 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 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. -- --You 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 become a better therapist is critical to our success -- - 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: 100003 License or Certification: -- - Must have current state license or certification; in states where licensing is not required, defer to state practice act -- - CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy -- Education, Training and Experience: -- - Successful completion of an Associate's degree from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program 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
Job ID: 1821632

Keywords: Encompass Health, Altoona , Occupational Therapy Asst (Casual Pool/Per Diem), Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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