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REHABILITATION TECH

Company name
West Park Hospital District

Location
Cody, WY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Healthcare, Entry Level

Posted on
Jan 03,2019

Valid Through
Apr 18,2019

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WEST PARK HOSPITAL DISTRICT

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:

  Tech

DEPARTMENT:  Rehabilitation Services

REPORTS TO:

  Rehabilitation Services Director

JOB SUMMARY:

   A Rehabilitation Tech assists in the daily functions of the Rehabilitation Department.  The tech must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.  Must identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the Rehabilitation Services policies and procedures.

AGES SPECIFIC TO REHABILITATION SERVICES:

Newborn- Birth through 1 month Adolescent/Teenager- 13 years through 17 years Infant- 1 month through 1 year Young Adult- 18 years through 34 years Toddler- 2 years through 3 years Middle Adult- 35 years through 50 years Preschool- 4 years through 5 years Mature Adult-             51 years through 69 years School Age- 6 years through 12 years Geriatric Adult- 70 years  

CULTURE/RELIGIOUS ASPECTS:

  Employee will care for patients of all cultural and religious backgrounds.  In view of the seasonal influx of people from all over the world, be prepared to care for patients of diverse cultural and/or religious backgrounds.

ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE:

Employee performs within the prescribed limits of the hospitals/departments Ethics and Compliance Program.  Is responsible to detect, observe, and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor, or upward through the chain of command, the Compliance Office or hospital hotline.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 Performs allowed patient care activities under the supervision of the ‘Therapist” (Physical/Occupation Therapist, Physical Occupational Therapist Assistant or Speech Therapist).

Assists with established exercise and modality programs following protocols and precautions.

Applies modalities in a safe manner, following departmental policies.

Assists therapists with brace/crutch/walker fittings and adjustments.

Obtains vital signs (pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure, O sat) as requested by therapists.

Demonstrates awareness of patient/family need for emotional support.  Demonstrates empathy.

Reports to therapist any physical or behavior changes or concerns from patients.

Obtains equipment and items needed for treatment sessions.

Sets up overhead frames, trapeze bars, assists with Bucks traction and CPM set-ups.

Maintains clean and safe environment.

Maintains atmosphere of privacy and respect for patients and their belongings.

Changes linen after each patient and returns equipment to designated areas in an orderly fashion.

Cleans and services equipment per cleaning schedule and departmental policies.

Cleans and maintains whirlpools as per departmental policies.

Performs material handling, patient transfers and transport with safe and appropriate techniques.

Inventories and stocks supplies.

Assures that daily supply stocks and linens are full and ready to use.  Records supply usage if indicated.

Stocks and inventories soft goods, supplies as needed.

Keeps traction cart supplies maintained and stocked.

Assures complete supplies and linens at Recreation Center and transports items.

Assists with routine office duties as requested by Office Coordinator or Director.

Answers phone in courteous manner, takes messages or refers calls when necessary.

Keeps patient charts maintained with updated information, current clinical records.

Sorting and delivery of mail and clinical notes.

Is competent to operate computer system for daily billing.

Patient scheduling at Recreation Center and hospital as requested by Office Coordinator.

6.    Follows policies and procedures at West Park Hospital.

Maintains confidentiality, upholds patient rights and freedoms.

Attends and contributes as appropriate to mandatory education, departmental staff meetings,

      continuing education and other in-services.

Knows and follows policies relating to infection control.

Conforms to all other policies and procedures of the facility.

7.    Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

  High School Diploma or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE:

  No experience necessary.  On-the-job training provided.

SKILLS:

  Clerical perception is necessary to assist with computerized records, written records and rehab charges.  Motor coordination and finger dexterity are most important when assisting with patient treatments and handling therapeutic equipment. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  Works in a clean, well lighted and a comfortable environment.  Must be available for rotating work schedule.  Exposure to some chemicals, open wounds and body fluids is possible. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to retain information with aptitude for detailed work, ability to follow directions, work flexible hours if necessary, to speak and hear (may use corrective devices), good vision acuity or corrected acuity, keyboarding.

  √ Job Classification A 0-20% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing 20 pounds or less. Any lifting of 35 pounds or more requires the use of an assistive device and/or physical assistance. Up to 80% or more of work time: sitting. 

    Job Classification B

  15-85% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing up to 35 pounds independently. When lifting, carrying or pushing greater than 35 pounds assistance or assistive devices will be used.  0-15% of work time sitting

    Job Classification C

  15-85% of work time: standing, walking, lifting, carrying or pushing items up to 100 lbs. and occasionally 150 lbs.  When lifting, carrying or pushing greater than 35 pounds assistance or assistive devices will be used.  0-15% of work time sitting  

EXPOSURE CATEGORY:      1                     

Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.  This includes all procedures or job related tasks that involve inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or potential spills or splashes of them.

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