The Rehabilitation Therapy Worker is responsible for providing assistance to the therapist and/or therapy assistant in administering physical therapy treatment to patients.
Prepares patients for therapy treatment
Assists in administering prescribed treatments such as hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, heat therapy and spinal traction
Assists patients in the performance of specified exercises under the supervision of a licensed physical therapy staff.
Assists patient in the use of crutches, cane, walker and assist in proper transfer of patients.
Measures and fits patients with assistive device such as crutches, walkers, etc.
Maintains equipment and work area in clean and safe manner at all times.
May transport patients to and from Physical Therapy department
Insures that equipment is in proper condition for patient use, and cleans/sterilizes equipment
Records daily patient register log and reconcile with the final department detail log
Submit copies or recover therapy records in Medical Records as required.
Keeps necessary records as directed, answers phone and take messages as required
Handles patient scheduling (includes rescheduling, cancellation and alike), with proper coordination from the therapist
Assists the therapists in sending and receiving documents to and from the referral source
Assist in collecting information such as satisfaction survey, general information, and questionnaires from the patients and clients
Performs other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Basic computer skills such as MS word, MS excel
High school graduate or GED equivalent
Successful completion of health related training program such as Nursing Aide etc. and six months hospital experience in a patient care area
Completion of course for Physical Therapy Technicians
Must work cooperatively with others and possess good judgment, initiative and willingness to learn.
POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess physical ability to endure excessive walking, lifting, pushing and pulling, exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements
are in excess of those to Medium work.