Appalachian Regional Healthcare

  • Rehab Worker Martin

    Job Locations US-KY-Martin
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-10679
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Rehabilitation
    Community
    ARH Our Lady of the Way
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Physical Therapy
    Shift
    Float Shift
  • Overview

    The Rehabilitation Therapy Worker is responsible for providing assistance to the therapist and/or therapy assistant in administering physical therapy treatment to patients.

    Responsibilities

    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.

    Qualifications

    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

     

    Or

     

    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.

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