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Nice place to work
Rehab Assistant (Current Employee), Saddle Brook, NJJuly 21, 2014
Nice place to start career.
I have learn a lot about rehab specify in several medical conditions as orthopedic surgery, post-trauma surgery, head injury, CVA, cardiac surgery and so on.
Professional and polite management, good support from HR department every time as required.
Good cooperation between RA's, RN's, transporters, therapists and dietary – more... services as well all other technicians.
The hardest part of job in my shifts big assignment and to be on time for therapy.
Most enjoyable part of job is appreciation from patients and their families. – less
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Five Star Facility
Rehabilitation Assistant (Current Employee), West Orange, NJJuly 15, 2014
Great place to work for, great staff, great management, and most importantly great rehabilitation facility for patients.
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Great place to be every day
Case Management Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Saddle Brook, NJJune 24, 2014
Pros: hours, perks, co-workers
Cons: pay, benefits, incentives
The best part about Kessler is the people. Everyone is friendly and pleasant. My particular job is structured, I know what is expected of me, and I have great support if I ever need it. My only negative would be that this facility pays less than most other hospitals. Otherwise I have learned and grown a lot here both personally and professionally.
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The Best Rehab Place!
Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), West Orange, NJJune 2, 2014
A typical day at work is fast paced, but slow enough to make the patients feel welcomed, cared about and to make sure they are taken very good care of. The hardest part of the job was the job at during my first 3 months, but I handled it well and have had several patients name me as their favorite aide.
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Friendly and wonderful work environment
Volunteer (Former Employee), Jersey City, NJApril 30, 2014
I provided an patient care experience, which promoted healing, and recovery in a compassionate environment, provided therapists with necessary materials upon request, as well as keeping station up to code with sanitation requirements, I learned how to perform administrative work and prepare patients for upcoming methods of treatment including transporting – more... patients to exercise rooms or preparing patients on exercise tables in a safe and careful manner.

Physical Therapists were wonderful to be around and very friendly. The hardest part of the job was seeing the physical trouble people went through. They did however, come to the right place to relieve their pain. – less
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Overall, I enjoy helping! It may be customer/patient/family member/doctor/co-worker.
Unit Secretary (Current Employee), West Orange, NJMarch 25, 2014
I enter doctors orders, change diets, operate the switchboard, direct visitors to patients rooms as well as to different departments through out the facility. I make an effort to assist patients to the best of my ability. I prefer to be organized because it's what works best for me and allows me to accurately complete my work in a timely manner. I can – more... work well with others as well as alone. – less
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Highly recognized and recommended rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Therapy Aide (Current Employee), West Orange, NJNovember 6, 2013
Pros: rewarding patient experience
Cons: far commute, low pay
I typically help feed the patients breakfast first thing in the morning. I insure everyone is in the gym on time for therapy. Start by preparation and maintenance of rehab equipment. Help Physical Therapist and Occupation Therapist in treatment as directed. Insure safety within the gym. Perform clerical tasks through out the day. I've learned proper – more... techniques to transfer fully dependent patients to and from various surfaces. Know of basic therapeutic procedures, precautions related to a brain trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke, amputee and orthopedic patients. The most enjoyable part of my job is the interactions and relationships I get to build with the patients. I care so much for the well being of the patients, seeing the slightest improvement makes me truly happy. I am so proud to be apart of their healing process. – less
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worst experience ever
dietary (Former Employee), chester, njOctober 17, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: management team dietary team human resources team
was fired for no reason .. there was some nice people there but some are racist
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I enjoy working with people
Receptionist (Current Employee), West OrangeAugust 18, 2013
Pros: patients and families
Cons: lack of respect from management & money
I receive daily reports of new patients coming in that day. I great new patient arrivals and chart the time arrived. If there are special needs, I notify the floor in advance or notify physical therapy to help assist the patient out of the car. I answer the phones and help callers with any questions they may have. I issue visitor passes and check restriction – more... lists. I turn on patients phones. At the end of the evening I file all documents for the day and make a spread sheet of new patients. The next day I visit the new patients and give them information about our facility, answer any questions they may have and get them in touch with medical staff if needed.
I have learned that sometime people just want someone to listen to them.
Management: Has very little concern for there workers. Our department has had 7 new directors in 4 years. Management and hourly employees, its like a revolving door. Anyone that has been there for less than 10 years rarely stays very long. Kessler was bought by Select Medical 7 years ago.
Co-workers: Most work very hard with little recognition.
Hardest part of my job: When you bring patient or safety issues to managements attention little or nothing is done.
The most enjoyable part of my job: Working with the patients and there families. It is such a good feeling to see the patients progress. To see someone walk again is amazing. The families are good to me. They see me almost everyday and I listen to there stories and try to always smile and encourage them. – less
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Kessler is great
Rehab Aide (Former Employee), New JerseyMay 20, 2013
Pros: good experience
Good place to work people are nice and helpful

you can really get a lot of experience here
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It's a pleasure to work there
Rehab Assistant (Former Employee), Chester, NJJanuary 29, 2013
It's the best place that I've ever worked at. Managers are excellent and hardworking. Coworkers are so helpful. Everyone is super nice we all work together to accomplish a task
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they only care about profit for them
kitchen (Former Employee), new jerseyDecember 8, 2012
Pros: great coworkers
Cons: everything else
management has their own click and all they care about is profit and bonuses for them self
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Well respected rehab center, lack of respect & recourse for Recreation dept.
Recreation therapist (Former Employee), NJNovember 7, 2012
Pros: autonomy, lack of direct supervision leading to individualized work if you enjoy that type of work
Cons: below market compensation, no room for growth both professionally and with program development
Kessler is a well respected and renowned rehab center in terms of Physical, occupational and speech therapy, in terms of recreation therapy it is simply a necessary service to meet joint commission and CARF standards, by no way is this a place for a recreation therapist with grand plans to develop new and innovative programs, lack of resources to direct – more... toward recreation. If you are looking for a dynamic mix of providing special events, religious services, plenty of other duties as assigned and then some recreation therapy this is the place for you. Good luck ! – less
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FUN WORKPLACE
Rehab Assistant (Current Employee), WEST ORANGE NJSeptember 27, 2012
I LOVE IT VERY NICE PLACE TO WORK ITS A VERY PLEASENT WORKPLACE I LOVE ALL MY PATIENTS THAT COME THRE THERE
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The clinic I work in has a great staff, but Kessler as a company leaves a lot to be desired.
Advanced Office Administrator (Current Employee), Freehold, NJAugust 7, 2012
Pros: steady employment
Cons: no breaks, low pay, bad benefits
I have been at Kessler for four years now. When I first started, it was a privately held company. I was very happy there. They cared about you as an individual and there were plenty of bonuses and over-time to be had. Once they went public, everything changed. Now I'm just a number and it's all about the bottom line

The patient care is still second – more... to none. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing physical therapy. However, as an employer they leave a lot to be desired.

The hardest part of my job would be scheduling. The clientele in my area are very demanding and since it has become all about the numbers, it is very hard to make a schedule that the therapists can handle.

A typical day at work starts at 7am and ends at 8pm on Monday and Wednesday. I take care of all aspects of the front office. I verify insurance, obtain and track authorizations, answer the phone, make the schedule, make coffee, file, fax, enter the billing, collect the co-pays, reconcile the co-pays at the end of the day, go to the bank to make the deposit, call insurance on billing issues, plus anything else that is needed.

I have learned a lot at Kessler in terms of insurance and billing.

The most enjoyable part of my job would have to be my team in the clinic. We laugh all day and always try to keep the atmosphere light for the patients. – less
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Dedicated hard worker, organized, and detail-oriented. Possess a positive attitude and desire to expand my knowledge and skills.
Office Administrator (Current Employee), North Bergen, NJJune 6, 2012
Pros: great place to work
Cons: short break time
A day at kessler is always a different day. Never the same.
Everyday i learn new things about my patients and learn how to try and help them overcome there concerns. Ive leanred that even the smallest things, can make someone so happy.
I learne how to multi-task without making anyone feel left out or unattened.
The hardest part of my work day is actually – more... very easy, which is to always smile, be polite, and welcoming to all my patients.
I enjoy being able to help others in any which way i can. – less
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Fast paced work environment, committed to excellence in patient care
Rehabilitation Aide for Out Patient Therapy (Current Employee), Chester, NJJanuary 2, 2012
Kessler is a great place to work where patient care is held up to a higher standard and everyone is committed to creating the best possible outcomes for patients.