Transports patients to and from rehabilitation area using standard precautions.
Performs treatment modalities including but not limited to hydrocollator packs, ultrasound, and paraffin.
Assists patients with toileting, ambulation or unskilled exercises as delegated.
Provides hydrotherapy treatment as directed by a therapist including scheduling, patient transfers, treatment clean up. Cleans hydro area, modality equipment, hydrocollator pack machine, hydrotherapy equipment, paraffin unit and exercise equipment.
Orders and dispenses clean linen throughout area. Empties hampers and changes linen in the treatment areas.
Orders and stocks supplies, including cleaning solutions. Maintains clean and safe work equipment and storage areas.
Performs miscellaneous clerical and delegated duties as assigned. This may include entering charges, answering telephones, taking patient orders, filing patient charts, assisting with prior authorization paperwork, and discharging.
Performs various patient positioning, transferring and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
High School Graduate.
No experience required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Must have good communication skills.
Ability to relate to people of all age groups.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:Must be able to:
lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist.
Lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.
Carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.
Must be able to:
push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
Perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person present.
Position requires repetitive use of hands:
simple grasping – 5-15 lbs. – 20% of the workday.
Pushing/pulling – up to 75-100 lbs. – 10% of the day.
Fine manipulation of hands.
Must have functional use of senses to allow for effective communication.
Potential for exposure to blood and body fluids through patient contact and therefore must have ability to wear protective clothing as needed.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, and squat throughout the workday.
Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.