Anyone work at Healthsouth?

  1. one of the acute care rehab facilities??

    Can you tell me pros/cons, pay rate if you know, nurse/pt ratio, anything.

    I did a search but most of the info was from 2003 when apparently HS was involved in some huge fraud scam. Have they improved over the years?

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  3. by   Hoozdo
    Howdy there friend

    I don't know anyone that has worked at Health South. What I can tell you is they have a very good reputation in the "rehab world". I know this from having to place my Mom several times in physical rehab. Health South is the only truly true physical rehab place in Phoenix. All the rest are just nursing homes with a PT room attached.

    Health South is very hard to get into as a pt. In my job we place pts all the time to rehab and NOBODY gets to go to Health South. I think the average clientle there would be younger people that definitely do not need nursing homes.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about working there. I did hear once that they paid pretty well.

    Good luck
  4. by   Curious1alwys
    :kissAwww, thanks Hooz for replying! LOL. These AZ boards can be sooooooooooo sloooooowwwwww.

    Anyone WORK there???
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    Our boards are slooooow indeed.

    I knew someone who worked in ours here in Tucson.

    She loved it! Said you get really attached with the patients, and you get so happy to see them go home. She said the nurses and techs got along well, and would include families and patients in the conversations, and that the patients and families became close with the staff.
  6. by   RainDreamer
    I don't work there and I don't know anyone that works there, so I'm not much help lol .... just wanted to say good luck and definitely let us know how it is if you decide to work there!!
  7. by   Mommyofboys
    Hi, I work at Health South, but only for a short time. I am going on my third week with them, and it seems to be going pretty good. I work the night shift and I think it flows pretty well. The ratio is 1/9 most of the time. It seems like alot of patients but most are independent and do not require alot of care. Then there are those who require help for everything, but it all evens it self out. Some nights can be quiet boring and then the next night it is insane. The pay rate depends on what level you are hired at. If you take level III it is higher pay but no benifits. So it just depends on what you are looking for. Goodluck!!!!
  8. by   Curious1alwys

    Do you work with LPN's also? I know that you have 9 patients but in addition everything you do/check off for you buddy LPN that might be working that day. I was also interested in day shift which is no doubt busier in rehab.

    I interviewed but there was a lot of stuff that just wasn't made clear enough for me....patient care ratios being on of them. It was a very evasive interview in my opinion. I walked away thinking they were trying to hide something or trying to make things look nicer than they were. I hope I didn't give up a great opportunity!

    Thanks everyone who replied!:spin:
  9. by   Curious1alwys
    I am going to put this in here for all you soon to be new grads job hunting. I know I appreciated knowing pay rates when I started applying.:spin:

    The pay rates at HS Acute Rehab are $23.60 or 80 something for full time new grad benefited. Pool Level III, which is a 3 shift a week committment (so exactly like full time) is $36.00/hr, no benefits at all. It was offered to me and I am a new grad, so for those of you that feel $$$ is where it's at, I'd check it out! If I had had more clinical skills from school/past work experience I probably would have given it a chance!

    Good Luck to anyone looking at this facility! It was pretty nice overall.:spin: