Careers

Physical Therapy Aide

JOB SUMMARY

The Physical Therapist Aide is responsible for performing designated routine tasks related to the operation of the physical therapy service, and may assist with patient related activities which are assigned by the Physical Therapist. This is a perfect opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a future career in Physical Therapy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or equivalent

Completion of an on-the-job physical therapy aide orientation program.
Experience in the care and treatment of patients in a health care setting or exercise/fitness setting.
Ability to perform mental, physical and emotional requirements of the job..

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to take direction from the professional staff in an accurate and supportive manner.
Ability to understand and follow the directions of the professional staff conscientiously and consistently.
Must maintain patient confidentiality.
Must demonstrate emotional maturity and stability to cope with the demands of both patients and co-workers.
Must possess sound judgment pertaining to assigned duties.
Must realize that errors may have serious consequences for the patient.
Develop knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and equipment used in physical therapy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Able to tolerate being physically active the entire working day.
Able to lift heavy items as needed.
Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily without fatigue.
Able to carry out fine motor and manual dexterity skills.
Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual indications of needs from patients and co-workers.
No medical problems which could endanger self or others while providing patient care.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assure that assigned duties are completed as instructed.
Assist to maintain a clean, safe, and professional physical therapy department.
Assist to maintain properly functioning equipment.
Provide accurate information in written and verbal communication.

DUTIES PERFORMED WILL INCLUDE:

Maintain stock of supplies and linens, clean and maintain a safe, neat and efficient working environment.
Perform general office procedures, as determined by the administrator.
Prepare patients for treatment and assist the therapists and assistants as requested.
Attend meetings and training as directed.

Required education:

High school or equivalent

Required experience:

Excercise/Fitness or Medical Clinic: 2 years

For more information contact Kerri at aipt@nwi.net