PT aide is an integral part of the physical therapy team. They perform direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the appropriate licensed professional.
The Physical Therapy Aide assists in the provision of specified parts of physical therapy treatment as delegated by therapists. The position ensures the quality and maintenance of treatment areas, equipment, and supplies according to established standards and procedures. The Aide provides clerical support as needed. The PT aide assists customers in a friendly, prompt and caring manner. They always maintain the highest level of confidentiality and respect. This position works as part of the PT care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support team objectives and assisting other team members when necessary.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to team work and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: HSCPR required.
EXPERIENCE: 1-3 months prior experience in medical or related field required. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate with other team members. Candidates for this position must demonstrate the ability to be flexible, set priorities, solve problems and use good judgment in difficult situations.
Demonstrates the technical competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances, and potential injury.
Requires the ability to assist patients onto transportation devices.
The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
This position reports to the Clinical Manager of Physical Therapy.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.