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Rehab Technician

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Responsible for assisting therapists with patients and departmental operations.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School Graduate or equivalent required.

    • Experience
      • N/A

    • License/Certifications
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Requires skills in general office duties and basic medical terminology.
      • Requires the ability to learn computer operations, therapy equipment.
      • Can provide basic phone skills and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner at all times.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Crouching
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Distinguish colors
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/Visual

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
      • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers, and co-workers.
        • Greets, smiles, and makes eye contact.
        • Introduces self by name.
        • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
        • Addresses patients and others by surname.
        • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
        • Excels in a Culture of Engagement where we have the responsibility to be welcoming, assuring, and compassionate - ALWAYS.
        • Demonstrates this by following the Standards of Compassionate Care and AIDET.

      • Assists the therapist with patient as needed to ensure patient safety and facilitate therapy treatments.
        • Transports rehab patients to gym promptly according to rehab schedule.
        • Safely sets up therapy treatments as directed by the therapist ensuring patient comfort and privacy.
        • Properly assists therapists with patient treatments as directed by therapist.
        • Maintains patient dignity and privacy when assisting the therapist with treatment.
        • Appropriately communicates to therapist any patient concerns or problems as they occur.

      • Properly lifts and transfers patients and/or materials to ensure safety in all lifts, preventing back injury.
        • Follows proper body mechanic techniques when lifting.
        • Lifts and transfers in a safe manner and uses equipment when required.
        • Asks for assistance when needed to ensure patient safety.

      • Performs basic maintenance of office and therapy equipment to assure a clean and aesthetic environment.
        • Provides cleaning in the rehab gym.
        • Ensures that equipment is clean and in proper operating condition.

      • Stocks and maintains office and rehab supplies to assure the efficiency of the therapy clinic.
        • Orders and stocks supplies and equipment as needed.
        • Orders and stocks proper linen supply.

      • Performs clerical duties to assist the department in maintaining adherence to medical records policies and to assist the therapists with office support.
        • Assembles charts and creates tags for all rehab patients.
        • Assist with sorting of PT/OT patient charts on a daily basis.
        • Correctly enters patient charges within 24 hours.

      • Demonstrates responsibility with all job related duties.
        • Takes accountability to cover all assigned shifts.
        • Accepts responsibility for actions and consequences.

      • Attitude and communication approach reflects the core values of the Rehab department.
        • Consistently addresses patients with a kind and courteous manner.
        • Proactively seeks solutions to challenges within the work environment.
        • Adapts, without difficulty, to changes in assignment and environment.

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of Treatment, as outlined in the department Age-Specific Competency Checklist.
        • Standard as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.






Job Details

Date Posted November 6, 2018
Date Closes January 5, 2019
Requisition 11431
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
Department Physical Therapy IP
Shift Daytime
Hours 8:00AM - 4:30PM hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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