Physical Therapy Technician (Lexington TN)

Duties

Job Summary / Scope of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for assisting therapist in performing patient treatments. Patients treated include: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatrics.
  • Under the direct supervision of a therapist, responsible for clinical tasks and non-clinical tasks as scheduled and assigned by therapist/supervisor.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Assists therapists with patient treatments by preparing treatment area, providing supplies and/or equipment needed for therapist to perform treatment, physically assisting therapist with activities, and transporting patients to and from treatment areas
  • Must be able to work with patients while the patients have specialized equipment monitors, IVs, etc.
  • Performs non-clinical tasks as assigned by therapists and performs basic reception duties as needed
  • Assists in maintaining departmental cleanliness and monitors departmental inventory of equipment and supplies, notifying appropriate personnel of shortages and needed replacements
  • Clean all treatment areas and equipment before and after each patient is treated
  • Assists in training new employees
  • Performs secretarial duties such as taking referrals, scheduling patients, answering phones, filling charts, etc.
  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned or directed
  • Contributes to a positive work climate and overall team effort of the department 
  • Works well under pressure
  • Able to multitask as able

Qualifications

Job Specifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • CPR certification to obtained within probation period
  • Ability to read, write, perform simple mathematical calculations, understand basic biology and anatomy, and follow written procedures as normally acquired through 2-3 months of orientation and on-the-job training. 
  • Ability to perform routine procedures as directed by therapists and knowledge of hospital policies and procedures as acquired 2-3 month of orientation and on-the-job training
  • Ability to perform office procedures efficiently if needed

Interpersonal Skills:

  •  Interpersonal skills to perform procedures as directed by therapists, secure patient cooperation and participation, and provide instruction, comfort, and support in interactions with patients on a continuous basis and with their families on a frequent basis
  • Communication skills in frequent contact with nursing services and other hospital staff to exchange patient information concerning treatment and transportation
  • Communication skills in occasional contact with Central Supply, Laundry, and Storeroom to exchange information concerning department stock and supplies
  • Above normal tact and courtesy in occasional contact with Medical Staff, visitors, and general public

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to assist with patient safety and effectively with moderate to heavy exertion (50-100 lbs.) on a continuous basis and perform light lifting (20 lbs.) of modality equipment and supplies on a frequent basis
  • Lifting demands may be higher in acute and rehab areas than in outpatient facilities

Environmental Conditions: 

  • Possible exposure to uncomfortable temperatures, contagious diseases and human waste 

Hours: Full-time
date posted: 11-22-2017