Under the general supervision of the Clinical Rehabilitation Manager and the direct supervision of the physical and/or occupational therapists administers physical/occupational therapy treatments or assists therapists in providing treatment designed to relieve pain and maximize function of patients within the scope of practice of the facility reflecting the age-specific needs of the patients.
According to an established treatment plan and under the general supervision of a therapist in line of sight will administer and assist with therapy treatments in the areas of clinical competency. Clinical duties will include group programs pulmonary cardiac and orthopedic care.
Assists therapists in providing treatment as needed or requested including positioning exercising and general conditioning. Communicates with therapists regarding changes in patients condition or status.
Cleans sterilizes and fills whirlpool. Keeps gym and treatment areas clean and orderly. Performs general cleaning of department equipment.
Maintains appropriate stock levels of medical surgical linen and housekeeping supplies. Assures that equipment such as wheelchairs walkers and crutches etc. are clean and functional. Notifies the rehabilitation supervisor of faulty equipment or potentially unsafe situations in the department.
Transports patients and records to and from treatment areas exercising care in the handling of patients.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Knowledge of standard precautions/sterile techniques vital sign monitoring and therapeutic protocols.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
One year related experience in fitness facility therapy clinic or hospital environment.
Basic clinical competencies in areas of clinical programmatics and therapy interventions.
Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with patients and other members of the healthcare team.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Per Diem