Nurse Assistant- 2nd shift- 32 hours with benefts!

Company: HealthSouth Nursing

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Job Description

Job:  Nursing

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, PA 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 between 1-3 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 Nurse Assistant is responsible for:
  • Assisting the RN/LPN in completing tasks that support patient care activities and treatments
  • Providing direct patient care activities appropriate to training and competency
  • Ensures that department is kept clean and organized
  • Assists with equipment maintenance and cleaning of supplies
  • Completes patient care activities as assigned while promoting excellent patient satisfaction and outcomes
  • Ensure that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere, which recognizes the individual’s needs and rights



    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.  All elected benefits are effective day one of employment!.


    Helping you become better 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; and we offer educational benefits if you are interested in continuing your education. 


    Keywords: Nursing Technician, RNT, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, acute care, hospital, general hospital, HHA, LNA


    Job Code: 100132
    Job Requirements

    License or Certification:

    - CPR certification

    Education, Training and Years of Experience:

    - One year experience in inpatient general hospital setting preferred

    Machines, Equipment Used:

    - General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.

    Physical Requirements:

    - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.

    - Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling 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.

    - Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.

    - Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment

    Skills and Abilities:

    - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.

    - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.

    - Ability to work independently without supervision.

    Environmental Conditions:

    - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment.  Occasional outdoor exposure.

    - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.

    - Handicapped accessible.

    - May work under stressful circumstances at times.

    Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

    - Meets established attendance standards.

    - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.

    - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. 

    - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

    - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.

    - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.

    - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.