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Physical Therapy Aide I - Physical Therapy - Full Time 8 Hour Da
Category: Education
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-90671764

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Physical Therapy Aide I - Physical Therapy - Full Time 8 Hour Da
Physical Therapy Aide I - Physical Therapy - Full Time 8 Hour DaysApplyPhysical TherapyGlendale, California


+ Assists the Physical Therapist in treating patients: this may involve the applications of heat, cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, JOBST compression, whirlpool, massage or monitoring an established exercise program. The aide will be able to demonstrate competency in the utilization of all modalities and to understand their precautions and contraindications.

+ Follows all safety procedures as well as all hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

+ Maintains the patient's rights (for privacy, informed consent, confidentiality, right to refuse treatments, etc as outlined in the Patient's Rights Policy).

+ Maintains a safe environment.

+ Works with the team to promote the highest quality patient care possible.

+ Demonstrates the ability to distinguish situations requiring a Physical Therapist's attention and intervention both through verbal testing and actual practice during the first 30 days of employment.

+ Obtains information in order to have a current knowledge base for the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population; attends 1 inservice per month (within the department) applicable to their job duties.

+ After receiving training, will be able pass the CPR written test and practical demonstration.

+ Assists a PT Coordinator or the PMR Director as requested within the scope of their capabilities.

+ Able to write accurate daily treatment notes.

+ Demonstrates a basic understanding of the science behind modalities utilized.

+ Able to perform all basic duties to the satisfaction of a PT Coordinator according to the job's performance appraisal.

+ Insures that the equipment and the work areas are in an orderly, clean condition:

+ sets up treatment areas,

+ cleans hydrotherapy tanks following department procedures,

+ cleans equipment as necessary,

+ reports any unsafe equipment and / or condition.

+ Learns to assist with basic receptionist tasks:

+ answers the telephone,

+ transfers telephone calls to other departments,

+ understands the use of office equipment,

+ greets patients, notifies therapists of their arrival and directs them to the appropriate area

+ understands all areas of the hospital at a basic level to assist patients.

REQ20060331 Posted Date: 06/04/2018

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