Full Job Description
Assist physical therapy patients and prepares patients for physical therapy treatments by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
+ Assist patients to dress, undress, and put on and remove supportive devices such as braces, splints, and slings, before and after treatments.
+ Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment.
+ Safeguard, motivate, and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities under direction of professional staff.
+ Provide routine treatments such as hydrotherapy, hot and cold packs, and paraffin bath.
+ Transport patients to and from treatment area.
+ Clean work area and equipment after treatment.
+ Record treatment given and equipment used.
+ Inventory and requisition supplies and equipment.
+ Other duties may be assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
American Heart Association's Certification - BLS Certified
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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