Physical Therapy Aide
Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform select patient care tasks and maintain a clean treatment area. The extent to which an aide performs clerical tasks depends on the needs of the facility.
Direct Patient Care Duties:
Direct ambulatory patients to-and-from treatment areas (including those patients using wheelchairs). Patients identified as fall-risks will be handled by licensed staff.
Confer with physical therapy staff for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment.
Instruct patients performing therapeutic exercises and activities, under direction of therapist staff. Record treatment provided and equipment used.
Properly fit/position patients on exercise equipment.
Observe patients during treatment to compile and assess patients' responses and progress, and report to physical therapist.
Safely administer treatment modalities including electrical stimulation, Micro Current stimulation, ultrasound, cold laser, and the application of ice and heat packs. Be knowledgeable of the function/purpose of these modalities.
Assist hand therapist with splint making and administering hand therapy exercises.
Non- Patient Care Duties:
Perform opening / closing duties for the clinic, locking doors and securing the building.
Responsible for maintaining clinic cleanliness. This includes completing daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules.
Maintain clinic equipment and furniture to keep it in good working condition, including performing the assembly and disassembly of equipment and accessories.
Change linens, such as bed sheets and pillow cases, launder linens and restock rooms. Disinfect equipment after treatment.
Perform basic clerical duties, answering telephone, taking messages, and filling out forms.
Monitor and adjust pool chemical balance, and understand the operation of the pool mechanical system.
Must be at least 18-years of age and have a high school diploma
Personable, energetic, and capable of working with a diverse patient population and in a team environment
Reliable and professional with the ability to place value on and maintain high quality patient care as number one priority.
Dress in clinic appropriate attire to convey professionalism.
Preference will be given to applicants holding a Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Physical Therapy coursework and a desire to pursue a career within Physical Therapy.
Work Environment: Busy outpatient orthopedic clinic
Essential Job Duties
Job is physically demanding. PT Aides often have to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods. In addition, PT Aides move heavy equipment and help patients turn, stand, or walk. Must have strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
Rebound clinics are open from 7am - 7 pm. It is expected that full-time Aides work a minimum of 36- 40 hours per week on a consistent basis. Part-time PT Aides are expected to work approximately 10 - 24 hours per week. The days and hours may vary with each facility, and depending on the needs of the clinics.