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Rehab Assistant

Rehab Assistant

Job ID 
US-NJ-West Orange
Experience (Years) 
Healthcare Support - Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
Street Address 
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Position Type 
8-Hour Shift - Full Time Nights
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Assists patients in the inpatient nursing dept in the rehabilitation process including assistance with daily living activities, such as toileting, showering, transporting and answering call lights.


Completes daily assignments as directed by a nurse including:


  • Provides patients with bed pans/urinals, cleans urinary devices; is competent in application of urinary devices.
  • Empties bedside drainage bags and keeps records of the patient's intake and output during the entire shift, reports information to the nurse
  • Assists or prepares patient for examination or treatment
  • Weighs patients
  • Transports patient to and from therapy/radiology/appointments
  • Makes bed daily. Maintains tidiness of the patient’s room as needed
  • Obtains vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations) as directed.
  • Answers all call lights promptly. Reports problems to a primary nurse/designee.
  • Reinforces rehabilitation techniques as directed to maximize patient recovery including:
  • Provides ADL assistance including feeding, bathing, showering
  • Transfers patients from one surface to another including manual and mechanical lifts
  • Position patients appropriately in bed and in wheelchair
  • Re-positions patients; cues patients to weight shift as appropriate.
  • Dons and doffs splints/braces/ad positioning devices appropriately and timely



  • Previous hospital experience preferred.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 yr experience in a hospital or healthcare facility

Additional Data

Shift: 11pm - 7am alternate weekends required.