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Nursing at Geisinger Wyoming Valley

Rehabilitation Nursing

Nurses in this field provide physical and emotional support to patients and the families of patients who are experiencing temporary, progressive, or permanent illness or disabilities that are extensive enough to alter their normal functioning and interrupt their lifestyle.

Nurses work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to provide a full continuum of rehabilitative services aimed at restoring each individual patient to his/her fullest physical, mental, social, vocational, and economic capacity of which they are capable.

Rehabilitation

  • Number of Beds: 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation
  • Type of Patients:adult acute inpatient rehabilitation
  • Type of Services: An interdisciplinary staff of rehabilitation professionals led by the physiatrist, provides hands on care to the patient population served through inpatient and outpatient services.
    • Inpatient therapy services (physical, occupational & speech therapies)
    • Outpatient therapy services (physical, occupational & speech therapies)
    • Home care therapy services (physical, occupational & speech therapies)
    • Sports medicine services (certified athletic trainers)
  • Clinical make-up:
    • Physiatrist - physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
    • Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants specializing in rehabilitation
    • Physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and rehabilitation Aides
    • Occupational therapists and certified Occupational therapy assistants
    • Speech and language specialist
    • Certified athletic trainers
    • Licensed social workers
  • Shift availability: 8 hour shifts
  • Programs/Councils: Rehabilitation Interdisciplinary Team/Unit Council