Geisinger Health System Rehabilitation Assistant in SCRANTON, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Rehabilitation Assistant

LOCATION: Viewmont Physical Therapy

DEPARTMENT: Rehabilitation

WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings

WORK TYPE: Flex

JOB SUMMARY:

Works under the direction and supervision of a registered licensed Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant to aid in the total rehabilitation of patients of all ages by conducting non-professional aspects of treatment. Assists therapists in limited patient treatment activity as noted in the Physical and Occupational Therapy Practice Acts and performs supportive duties to ensure efficient provision of therapy services.

Reports directly to the Supervisor of Rehabilitation.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrated ability to comprehend, speak, and write the English language.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school graduate or equivalent required.

Health facility aide experience and/or training preferred.

Requires at least two months on the job to become familiar with treatment techniques, modalities, basic anatomy, and disease processes.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Required to perform medium daily work with sporadic heavy lifting, as this is a direct patient care position. Must be able to climb (especially stairs and ramps) and guard/assist patients while climbing stairs/ramps. Other physical abilities that are imperative include: balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, fingering, talking, and hearing. Must have good depth perception to adequately perform the described.

Must be able to work indoors and outdoors, in patient's rooms and therapy gyms. Must be able to work with electrical equipment such as kitchen appliances and splinting/casting equipment, modality equipment, etc. May be exposed to environmental hazards, infectious diseases, and chemical agents (see MSDS); sharp objects; fluctuating noise levels; disagreeable odors; frequent interruptions; and agitated or emotionally distraught patients and families.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

GEISINGER-COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (G-CMC), Scranton, Pa., is an acute care hospital licensed for 297 beds and houses the only Level II Trauma Center in Lackawanna County and Scranton’s only neurosurgery program and adult in-patient behavioral health unit. It is also home to comprehensive cardiovascular and orthopaedic services, as well as a broad range of other surgical and radiological services.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.