Rehabilitation Technician - ARUPeoria, Illinois
The Rehabilitation Aide has the responsibility of supporting the mission of hospital through providing an efficient and caring environment, create positive patient outcomes and enhance the quality of life. In addition, the Rehabilitation Aide, under the supervision of licensed personnel, is responsible for performing departmental non-technical skills to ensure continuity of service. Essential job functions may include transporting of patients, maintaining equipment and facilities, clerical and other miscellaneous duties. Patient care is to be provided through an interdisciplinary approach to include a licensed therapy clinician, nursing and other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide timely, safe, and cost effective therapy. These tasks are carried out according to hospital policy, hospital mission, and performance Improvement plan and within the scope of the Texas therapy practice acts.
Reports to the Manager of Rehabilitation Services.Qualifications
Knowledge and Ability
The Rehabilitation Aide provides care under the supervision of licensed personnel to deliver care to the young adult through geriatric patient population. The technician must be familiar with the role and scope of practice for a technician under Texas therapy guidelines.
High school graduate or equivalent. High school students will be considered under a student work program. Previous experience in a hospital or rehabilitation setting preferred. Current BLS required. Excellent communication skills necessary.
Physical Requirements Good general health and stress coping ability. Full mobility and ability to participate in normal activity. Demonstrates ability to speak and hear to communicate with patients, physicians, hospital personnel and the public. Near vision acuity for accurate reading and ability to inspect and analyze work. Able to lift up to thirty (30) pounds. Able to bend, stoop and stretch with minimal physical limitation.
OSHA Task Category The normal procedure involves potential exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue. Universal Precautions with patients should be adhered to in the unlikely event of accidental exposure with ready access to first aid. Protective devices should be worn by the employee when performing tasks that may cause exposure.
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