Department: CTH Physical Therapy FTE: 1.00 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Days
Position Summary: Assist occupational and physical therapists in the evaluation of patients for adaptive devises. Perform detailed and exacting maintenance which includes fit, adjust, repair, and modify wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment. May assist physical, occupational and speech-language therapists with therapy services. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * EQUIPMENT - Fit, adjust, modify, and repair wheelchairs and other mobility systems for disabled and recovering patients * EQUIPMENT - Assist physical, occupational and speech-language therapists in the evaluation of clients for wheelchairs; consult with therapists regarding the application of adaptive equipment * EQUIPMENT - Design and construct adaptive equipment and specialized assistive devices * EQUIPMENT - Ability to design and fabricate individualized adaptive equipment; ability to analyze and interpret individual patient requirements for adaptive equipment * EQUIPMENT - Fit patients with specialized car seats and train family members in the installation and use of car safety seats * WORK - Able to work independently and within a team environment * SCHEDULES - Schedule patient appointments, obtain prior authorizations, and check equipment * SAFETY - Practice appropriate safety, environmental, and infection control procedures * TRAINING - Attend in-service educational programs; attend staff meetings; participate in quality assurance programs * OTHER DUTIES - Perform other duties as assigned or requested * DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops * ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Education: Essential: * High School or GED Equivalent
Experience: Essential: No minimum experience required
Physical Conditions: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals/dangerous equip/materials