Job: Therapy Aide - Acute Therapy, Full Time, 8:30AM - 5:00PM - St. Joseph

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Posted: 11/29/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2017-R0140693

Job Description

Therapy Aide - Acute Therapy, Full Time, 8:30AM - 5:00PM - St. Joseph

Schedule

-Full-time
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Daily Schedule-8:30AM - 5:00PM
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80
Weekends Required -None
Primary Location-WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

JOB SUMMARY:
 
Performs a variety of clerical and manual tasks to support the licensed health care providers engaged in Occupational, Physical or Speech-Language therapy by ensuring a smooth and efficient flow of activities for the assigned Therapies area. Work includes: performing infection control tasks; modifying or performing simple repairs to equipment; clerical support such as: ordering supplies, routing materials.  The incumbent may also be accountable for transferring and transporting patients under general supervision of a licensed therapist following established standards and procedural guidelines.
 
The work requires: 1) strict adherence to guidelines, precise attention to detail, 2) responding effectively to legal, patient rights, safety, maintenance, and emergency situations, 3) establishing effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and their significant others, and 4) observing safety measures and reporting unfavorable patient reactions to the supervisor. 
 
 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
 
Performs clinic maintenance and assists with infection control by keeping tools and equipment clean and ready for use in accordance with established standards.
  • Performs general organizational tasks as needed for patient care and clinical coordination.
  • Performs safety and infection control tasks.
  • Performs simple repairs/maintenance on equipment, when needed.
  • Replenishes supplies and materials for assigned areas.
  • Assists with direct patient care under the direct supervision of a licensed therapist.
  • Provides support to patients transferring on/off treatment tables or in/out of treatment chairs.
  • Positions and steadies patients receiving therapy treatment as necessary.
  • Escorts/transports patients; observes and reports patient progress/reactions to supervisor.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks in accordance with established procedures.
  • Prepares patient materials including: patient charts, charge tickets, home instruction information etc.
  • Prepares and updates daily inpatient staff patient schedule.
  • Gathers statistical information for Manager/Supervisor as requested
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  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

     

    Performs related duties as required.

    Education/Work Experience Requirements

    One year of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.
     
    It is preferred, but not required, that there be documented previous experience or volunteer work with a disabled population, including patient transfers, medical terminology, and interaction with a medical team (nurses, physicians, therapists), within the last five years
     
     
    Licensure/Certification:
     
    Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.
      
    We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  

    Requisition Title

    -2017-R0140693
    CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

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