Position Summary/ Mon& Wed 7:30a-12p and Tues& Thurs.1p-6p.
This job is responsible for providing patient service assistance to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology staff including direct therapy session assistance, casting for orthopedic injuries, and cast removal.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist with patient treatment as needed to include focusing the attention of the patient, exercise motivation, and physical movement/transport of the patient and completion of specific tasks; assist in hydrotherapy including physical set up, placing patient in tub, focusing patient attention, and cleaning up; and Prepare therapy area prior to treatment, dispose of used linens, and clean up therapy area after treatment..
- Order linens and other supplies, and advise secretary and other staff of supply needs; maintain therapeutic equipment and/or coordinate equipment service; and transport patients to/from rooms as needed.
- Assist secretary as needed, or fill in for secretary during absence; participate in CQI activities; and perform other duties and special projects as needed.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Licenses & certifications
- CPR certification required.
- Certification as an Orthopedic Technician preferred.
- Six months of previous PT/OT Aide experience, or experience working with children, is preferred.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- The ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to interact with peers, medical staff, patients/families, vendors and other customers in a manner that represents Children's positively.
- The ability to work on multiple tasks and to establish appropriate priorities.
- The ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
- The ability to be flexible and adaptable in scheduling.
- The ability to understand computer billing systems.
- The ability to understand physical/occupational therapy and speech pathology disciplines and evaluation procedures.
- Significant portions of daily assignment involve prolonged standing, transporting material, equipment, patients, or lifting, moving or carrying heavy materials