Works under the direction and supervision of a registered licensed Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and/or Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant to aid in the total rehabilitation of patients of all ages by conducting non-professional aspects of treatment. Assists therapists in limited patient treatment activity. Assists with getting patient prepared for therapy services, which includes bathing, dressing, toileting, and all activities related to personal care of the patient. Follow Physical and Occupational Therapy Practice Acts and perform supportive duties to ensure efficient provision of therapy services.
Assists with therapist's duties to carry out multidisciplinary plan of care for each patient.
Assists patients of all ages with non-treatment aspects of activities of daily living, ambulation, and group exercise.
Assists with therapeutic modality set up, disassembly, and attends to the personal needs of the patient.
Recognizes and reports to the Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist changes in patient's condition.
Works effectively with other rehab assistants and patient care staff to transport Acute Care and Rehab patients to scheduled appointments.
Works with therapists to change the schedule as necessary to meet patients' needs.
Under the direction of the department supervisor and other therapists, performs a variety of non-patient care activities that directly supports efficient department operations, such as unlocking and locking department cabinets daily.
Inventory, stocks and orders supplies.
Obtains daily census.
Obtains Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist order slips throughout the day.
Assists in whirlpool filling and cleaning when needed.
Cleans therapy area during and at the end of workday.
Puts equipment away; cleans items touched by patient hands daily.
Wipes down equipment carts; puts linens in receptacle.
Prepares linens for pick-up.
Helps therapists in cleaning up spills, etc.
Maintains temperature of refrigerator, hydrocollator, cold pack, and paraffin unit.
Assists with photocopying of in-services, exercise forms, etc.
Answers phone and assists front desk staff with patient check in.
Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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