Physical Therapy Aide

Northern Westchester Hospital Bay Shore , NY 11706

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

As a Physical Therapy Aide you will assist licensed therapists in treatment of patients. Prepare patients for treatment. Maintain department in a clean and orderly fashion.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists licensed therapists in the treatment of patients under all therapy disciplines.

  • Prepares patients for treatment, as directed.

  • Transports / escorts patients to and from treatment areas.

  • Assists patients in dressing and undressing, as needed.

  • Places patients in position for treatment and assists in transfers.

  • Assists therapists during treatments, prepares hot and cold packs, and assists patients in ambulation under direction of therapist.

  • Assists professional staff in ordering supplies. Orders linens and maintains linen in a neat and orderly fashion.

  • Ensures treatment areas are clean and free of clutter.

  • Maintains clean treatment areas and disinfects treatment tables and equipment after patient use, as per hospital policy.

  • Sets up and breaks down treatment areas.

  • Maintains clean appearance of patient care areas including therapy gyms,

kitchen areas, treatment rooms/booths, removing clutter and safety hazards.

  • Cleans and maintains water level in the hot pack machines.

  • Ensures all patient care equipment is clean, in working order and is properly distributed to patients according to unit guidelines.

  • Maintains modality / equipment log books.

  • Monitors daily/monthly temperatures on refrigerators, freezers, paraffin bath, hydroculators and documents in log book.

  • Documents Biomed equipment inspections in log book.

  • Inspects equipment and informs supervisors of faulty equipment requiring attention.

  • Performs a variety of duties essential to the function of the department such as photocopying / faxing, patient related paperwork, maintains inventory of equipment and forms, etc.

  • Transports equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, as necessary.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Prior patient care experience, required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

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