The Rehabilitation Technician assists patients and patient care team in preparing for and performing treatment programs and provision of basic day care support of significant others. Maintains department facilities and patient care areas and equipment including patient wheelchairs and positioning equipment daily in a clean and orderly condition.Prepares patients for treatments or evaluation, assisting them as necessary to undress and don garments or treatment aids.Transfers, moves, and ambulates patients to and from department with wheelchair or stretcher.Assists therapist in direct patient care activities such as sensory stimulation, training programs, gait training.Assists therapist in patient care during treatment sessions such exercise and weight training programs, hydrotherapy, and gait training.Conducts therapeutic regime for patients, which includes reinforcing learnings in self-care activities such as feeding, dressing, bathing and memory training.Observes patients and reports reactions or changes in condition immediately to supervising nurse or therapist.Fabricates equipment adaptations for patients.Maintains adaptive equipment inventory including issuing supplies to staff and notifying appropriate personnel of deficiencies.Maintains clinic area in a neat organized manner and performs infection control procedures including disinfecting equipment.Maintains food inventory for patient use including shopping for needed supplies, dating, and rotating current supply.Performs clerical support when needed including reception duties, file maintenance, document distribution, library maintenance and retrieval of medical records.Clean and maintain Shirley Ryan AbilityLab rental wheelchairs.Delivers/stores supplies and equipment received from Central Supply.Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Reporting RelationshipsReports directly to assigned Clinical Manager Working ConditionsNormal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.Exposure to moderately adverse working conditions in performing certain patient care activities.Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.
The Rehabilitation Technician will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
The Rehabilitation Technician will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
The Rehabilitation Technician:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.Required SkillsHigh school diploma or equivalent education.Minimum 1 year of experience as a physical therapy aide, occupational therapy aide, or related health care experience with knowledge of patient care methods procedures and techniques.Understanding of the growth and development of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.Communicates effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written communication.Ability to take ownership for serving the customer, team, and organization for achieving goals and for resolving problems.Willingly adapts to changing work demands and work environment.Demonstrates critical thinking skills and makes sound judgments to monitor and respond to patient needs or changes in condition.Anticipates assesses and addresses the needs of patients, internal and external customers to positively influence the patient/customer experience (directly or indirectly).Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting up to 35 lbs.
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