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Become A Rehab Aide

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Working As A Rehab Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $26,100

    Average Salary

What Does A Rehab Aide Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Performs clinic maintenance and assists with infection control by keeping tools and equipment clean and ready for use in accordance with established standards.
* Replenishes supplies and materials for assigned areas.
* Assists with direct patient care under the direct supervision of a licensed therapist.
* Performs routine clerical tasks in accordance with established procedures.
* Exhibits and adheres to CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
* Performs related duties as required.
* Qualifications

What Does A Rehab Aide Do At Brookdale Senior Living

* Assist therapists as directed in the setup of services and provide general support to ensure quality care is being provided to each patient
* Complete administrative tasks such as copying, filing, and ordering equipment and supplies
* Record sets, reps and/or weights of exercises for the licensed therapist
* Assist in scheduling and transporting residents as required for rehabilitation services
* Maintain general upkeep of therapy treatment and office areas

What Does A Rehab Aide Do At Aegis Therapies

* Assist in patient treatment under supervision of licensed therapist and only as determined by state practice acts
* Participates in treatment location in-service training programs
* Assist with administrative and scheduling tasks.
* Assists with cleaning and maintenance of treatment area and department
* Maintain adequate stock of supplies and equipment
* Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements.
* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.
* Ensures proper operation of equipment by complying with company procedures and following manufacturer’s instructions

What Does A Rehab Aide Do At Eastern Maine Healthcare System

* Assist therapy staff in the day to day operations and care of patients.
* Ensure that the department, clinical areas and equipment are cleaned within specified guidelines
* Participates in ensuring equipment is clean, free of tears sterilized and preventative
* maintenance is kept up.
* Attends staff meetings and other meetings as appropriate and requested by therapy staff and deemed necessary by management.
* Assists with daily charge and charge reconciliation for some Rehab & Therapy services.
* Assist in scheduling/rescheduling outpatients.
* Monitors own performance and identifies own supervisory needs
* OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other work related duties as assigned

What Does A Rehab Aide Do At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

* Assists therapists and nursing staff with direct patient care as needed by turning, positioning, transferring or ambulating patients.
* Maintains the safety of patients who have been identified at risk for injury by implementing safety interventions or using appropriate ambulatory assistive devices.
* Sets up appropriate equipment as directed for therapy treatment session; wipes down all surfaces with appropriate antibacterial solution.
* Puts away all supplies at the end of session.
* Is available on pager to all therapists, therapy assistants and nursing staff to provide necessary equipment at bedside as requested.
* Performs regular sweeps of all patient areas to locate ambulatory assistive devices and returns them to their proper location.
* Performs routine clerical and administrative tasks as directed, including using the computer, copier, fax machine and telephone.
* Orders Durable Medical Equipment from vendors

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How To Become A Rehab Aide

Physical therapist assistants entering the profession need an associate’s degree from an accredited program. All states require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Physical therapist aides usually have a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training.

Education and Training

All states require physical therapist assistants to have an associate’s degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. There were more than 300 associate’s degree programs for physical therapist assistants accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education in 2015.

Programs typically last about 2 years. Classroom study includes courses in algebra, English, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. Assistants also gain hands-on experience during supervised clinical work. They may earn certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first-aid skills.

Physical therapist aides typically have a high school diploma or the equivalent. They usually gain clinical experience through on-the-job training that can last from about a week to a month. Employers often prefer to hire applicants with computer skills.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Licensure typically requires graduation from an accredited physical therapist assistant program and passing the National Physical Therapy Exam for physical therapist assistants administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Some states require that applicants pass additional state-administered exams, undergo a criminal background check, and be at least 18 years old. Physical therapist assistants also may need to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Check with your state board for specific licensing requirements.

Physical therapist aides are not required to be licensed.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Physical therapist assistants and aides should enjoy helping people. They work with people who are in pain, and they must have empathy to help their patients.

Detail oriented. Like other healthcare professionals, physical therapist assistants and aides should be organized and have a keen eye for detail. They must keep accurate records and follow written and verbal instructions carefully to ensure quality care.

Dexterity. Physical therapist assistants should be comfortable using their hands to provide manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. Aides should also be comfortable working with their hands to set up equipment and prepare treatment areas.

Interpersonal skills. Physical therapist assistants and aides spend much of their time interacting with clients, their families, and other healthcare practitioners; and therefore should be courteous and friendly.

Physical stamina. Physical therapist assistants and aides are frequently on their feet and moving as they work with their patients. They must often kneel, stoop, bend, and stand for long periods. They should enjoy physical activity.

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Rehab Aide Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Hindi

  • German

  • Hebrew

  • Gujarati

  • Tagalog

  • Urdu

  • Swedish

  • Russian

  • Mandarin

  • Marathi

  • French

  • Occidental

  • Polish

  • Cantonese

  • Italian

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Top Rehab Aide Skills

  1. Occupational Therapy
  2. Assist Physical Therapist
  3. Direct Patient Care
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted with physical therapy and occupational therapy treatments at skilled nursing facility.
  • Assist physical therapists with their treatment of patients while demonstrating knowledge of all safety and universal precautions.
  • Provide direct patient care, rehabilitation therapies and physical therapy assisting.
  • Ordered food supplies for speech therapy, picked up, and stocked shelves with the food.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.

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