Rehabilitation Services Careers
At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we're excited to be consistently expanding the rehabilitation department at all levels of care. LVHN hires physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants and speech language pathologists. Join our renowned team as we continue to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value.
LVHN offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced and progressive rehabilitation division while working alongside regionally renowned surgeons.
LVHN is proud to offer athletic training and sports performance services to the Lehigh Valley area. Our goal at LVHN Sports Performance is to make sure we give each athlete tools he or she will need to excel on the field of play.
Our dedicated and passionate colleagues set us apart from other health care organizations, as does the way they are rewarded for their hard work. We provide:
- Generous paid time off (PTO)
- Competitive compensation packages
- Culture of Wellness benefit
- Rewards for success
- Recognition for achievements
- Professional and leadership development
LVHN offers state-of-the-art equipment for rehabilitation services and a variety of specialty areas for our practicing therapists to peruse. If you have a passion for education and continuing to learn new skills, LVHN is a great organization in which to pursue a career.
Our specialized programs include:
- Balance and vestibular
- Wound care
- Burn care
- Post-concussive program
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Physical therapy for dancers
- Pelvic rehabilitation
- Language disorders
- Vocal cord dysfunction
- Lymphedema treatment
- Voice therapy
- Hand therapy
- Pregnancy and postpartum
- Headache program
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Industrial rehabilitation
- Pelvic pain
- Bowel and bladder disorders
- Neurologic rehabilitation
- Spine rehabilitation
- Cancer care
Join our team
LVHN offers a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program for patient recovery. Our goal is to help patients regain function and return to the highest level of independence.
Inside LVHN's Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation, we provide a place where people who have suffered an illness or injury to find an opportunity to rebuild their lives. The Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation's program consists of at least three hours of therapy a day, a minimum of five days a week. This intensive program is modified to meet our patients' needs and abilities.
The rehabilitation process is a combination of assessment, treatment, education and follow-up. It focuses on emotional well-being as well as physical needs. The Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation delivers 24-hour care based on an interdisciplinary team approach.
Our care team includes:
- Physiatrists (rehab physician)
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Social worker/case managers
Outpatient rehabilitation encompasses a broad range of therapies. We offer a complete range of outpatient rehabilitation services for adults and children for a variety of conditions. With more than 24 locations across four counties, our specialized outpatient rehabilitation programs with LVHN are always minutes away for our patients. All of our outpatient rehabilitation programs are tailored to meet the unique lifestyle needs and challenges of each patient.
Physical therapists treat people whose movement and physical abilities are impaired by injury, surgery, disease or aging. They help patients regain function and mobility, manage pain and return to their fullest level of activity. Each therapist will meet with the patient to assess their condition and establish goals. He or she then will implement a course of treatment that may include strength and conditioning exercises, as well as leading-edge pain control techniques, posture exercises and balance activities.
Occupational therapists help patients to overcome or manage physical, developmental or emotional impairments so they can return to an independent, productive and satisfying life. These caregivers focus on daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing and eating. They also may recommend changes in the layout and design of the patient’s home or workplace to give them better access and mobility. The occupational therapist also can help to improve communication skills, such as reading, writing and using the telephone. Our staff includes certified hand therapists who help restore function after a hand injury or surgery.
Speech language pathology
Our speech language pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. They also can help with accent reduction. Areas of communication focus may include speech, voice, language (oral and written) and cognition. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities include video fluoroscopic assessment of swallowing disorders. The findings help guide decisions regarding swallow therapy.
A speech language pathologist at LVHN will serve as a vital link of the interdisciplinary treatment team by formulating appropriate treatment courses, providing pertinent and potentially extensive patient education and contributing to discharge planning.
Physical therapy assistant
Our physical therapy assistants (PTAs) provide a variety of physical therapy techniques as they carry out the physical therapist's plan of care for the patient, including therapeutic exercise, functional training, deep soft tissue massage, and physical modalities such as electrotherapy and ultrasound. PTAs may also assist the physical therapist by working with individuals to prevent loss of mobility by implementing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Certified occupational therapy assistant
Our certified occupational therapy assistants (COTA) work under the direction of an occupational therapist to guide patients in prescribed therapeutic activities and exercises, often using specialized equipment, in order to help them achieve or recover their full, independent and healthy lifestyles in spite of injury or disability.
While an occupational therapist may diagnose and prescribe certain treatments, COTAs are mostly responsible for directly working with the patient to achieve the treatment goals.