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Become A Rehabilitation Aide

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Working As A Rehabilitation 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

  • $25,120

    Average Salary

What Does A Rehabilitation Aide Do At Northwell Health

* Transports patients, independently, to and from department.
* Assembles and places equipment and supplies for use.
* Places patients in position for treatment and assists in transfers.
* Assists professional staff in ordering supplies.
* Orders linens and maintains linen closet in a neat and orderly condition.
* Maintains equipment and working area in clean, orderly condition.
* Performs a variety of duties essential to the function of the department such as taking messages, entering and retrieving basic information into/from computer, performing messenger duties, etc.
* Transports equipment and supplies.
* Assists in workshops, as required

What Does A Rehabilitation Aide Do At Better Healthcare OT/Pt, PLLC

* Prepares, cleans and maintains treatment areas.
* Maintains linen supplies in treatment areas.
* Follows established procedures pertaining to the care of supplies and equipment.
* Transports residents/patients to and from the Rehabilitation Department.
* Transports resident's/patient's charts, equipment and supplies.
* Performs predetermined office procedures such as filing.
* Assembles and disassembles equipment and accessories.
* Adheres to all applicable federal, state, local and facility maintained standards of cart and ethics and policies
* concerned with the practice of therapy and among other things, personnel qualifications.
* Helps with treatment of the patients as per the specific practice acts, medicare guidelines and company policies.
* Follows established policies and procedures of the company.
* This job description is not intended to be all inclusive.
* The employee will be expected to perform other
* reasonable duties as assigned

What Does A Rehabilitation Aide Do At Western Montana Mental Health Center

* 1. Provide life skills coaching to residents as outlined in skills plan
* Provide recreational activities on an ongoing basis
* Liaise with staff in assisting residents in development of life skills
* Assess and determine need for any medical, educational, social and/or other services
* Identify specific needs with resident and develop a written, individualized case management plan6.
* Complete documentation of all case management services, contacts, and compliance with case management plan7.
* Link residents with service providers and facilitate development of community resources
* Ensure the care plan is effectively implemented and adequately addresses the needs of the individual
* Advocate for, and enhance resident involvement in the utilization of services
* Monitor medications, med box refills and order medications, as needed
* Assist staff in other programs and perform other duties, as assigned

What Does A Rehabilitation Aide Do At Valley Behavioral Health

* Ability to pay attention to detail
* Accurately follow all medication protocols and documentation requirements
* Assist people with physical disabilities in building an active productive life in their homes and in the community
* Respond to crisis in a calm and effective manner
* Oversee safety and security of clients and the building
* Respond to a variety of client needs; including emergency personal care
* No sleeping is allowed for staff on the Graveyard shift
* years related education and/or experience in social services, physical/occupational/speech therapy, education or related field preferred
* Hard worker with a positive, pleasant attitude
* Willingness to contribute to a positive, productive work environment
* Ability to connect with client in a positive, productive way and work as a supportive member of a team.
* Demonstrated ability to meet driver qualifications of no more than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years.
* No misdemeanors involving driving, i.e. DUI, in the last year a real plus!
* Good computer skills with a familiarity using MS Office, social media, and the ability to learn new software programs quickly.
* Job ID: 2016

What Does A Rehabilitation Aide Do At Mount Sinai Medical Center

* Monitors patient activities during treatment time under the direct supervision of the therapist.
* Transfers and/or assists therapist/nursing personnel in transferring patients utilizing appropriate body mechanics.
* Transports patients
* Assures that patients are properly dressed or draped for transfer and during treatment.
* Inspects equipment prior to patient use
* Cleans equipment and maintain a log
* Observes patient one-on-one to ensure comfort and safety.
* Consistently monitors patient's personal needs, recognizes and reports observations to the primary/charge nurse as required.
* Communicates with patient and / or family to understand patient's needs and wants.
* Independently identifies potentially unsafe environments for the patient; proactively takes initiative to prevent or resolve through appropriate channels or chain of command.
* Assists with basic patient needs
* Remains awake and alert through the complete assignment.
* Successfully completes competencies as outlined by the departments operations as relates to age specific population and JC requirements.
* Acts as a liaison between Rehab-aides/Transporters and other supervisors to assist in resolving transport issues as observed by supervisor.
* Coordinates, with supervisor, Rehab-aides/transporters time off to ensure appropriate coverage for weekdays and weekends.
* Actively coordinates duties among the Rehab-aides/Transporters to ensure maximum efficiency of patient care in the absence of the supervisor as observed by Manager.
* Assures that assigned inventories and logs are completed on a routine basis as specified by the area supervisor.
* Also maintains inventories (order supplies, forms) in a timely basis.
* We offer:
* An excellent, team focused work environment with opportunity for professional growth
* Competitive salary and savings plan with company match
* A variety of health, dental and vision plans
* On-site child care, tuition reimbursement, and much more

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How To Become A Rehabilitation 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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Rehabilitation Aide Demographics


  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Dutch

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Marathi

  • Hebrew

  • Romanian

  • Greek

  • Carrier

  • Konkani

  • Urdu

  • Vietnamese

  • Arabic

  • Gujarati

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Real Rehabilitation Aide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Rehabilitation Aide Toni Mary Home Alf Corp Port Saint Lucie, FL May 12, 2016 $42,037
Rehabilitation Aide Physiotherapy Corporation Ridgecrest, CA Apr 01, 2011 $23,228
Rehabilitation Aide Physiotherapy Corporation Ridgecrest, CA Dec 18, 2008 $23,228
Rehabilitation Aide Physiotherapy Corporation Ridgecrest, CA Jan 27, 2009 $23,228
Rehabilitation Aides Physiotherapy Corporation Ridgecrest, CA Apr 13, 2009 $23,228

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Top Skills for A Rehabilitation Aide


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Top Rehabilitation Aide Skills

  1. Occupational Therapy
  2. Rehabilitation Services
  3. Daily Living Skills
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide physical therapy and occupational therapy treatments to patients presenting to the hospital.
  • Concord, NH 50-bed facility providing intense level of comprehensive rehabilitation services designed to return patients active & independent lives.
  • Developed and taught curriculum designed to teach basic job and daily living skills in a small classroom setting.
  • Provided assistance as needed with occupational and speech therapy treatments.
  • Prepared and dismantled treatment areas and therapy equipment between treatment sessions!

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