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29 Apr 2021

Temporary Therapy Tech Outpatient Rehab – temporary

Bend Bend, Oregon, United States

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW: The role of a Therapy Tech assists with quality patient care by providing support to physical, occupational, and speech therapists on the acute, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation teams.  This includes patient care assistance with close supervision of the therapist, clerical, clean up of the department,  ordering supplies, and general organizational assistance. Caregiver will take initiative to assist department personnel in completing tasks and will perform other duties as assigned by staff.  This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: Specific to this Job/Department/Division

Provides assistance to Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Pathologists.

Works as an effective member of the rehabilitation team.

Supports therapists by completing assigned tasks when appropriate including patient care, ordering, stocking,  environmental and DME set up for the units.

Maintains competency, operates equipment when indicated, and carries out therapist directives within scope of practice.

Plays an active role in equipment management for the unit including maintenance, tracking, and cleaning of pertinent equipment.

May be required to drive Rehabilitation van.

Leads the care delivery team in patient transfers, and other mobility tasks.

Gives clear directions and reinforces teaching to staff regarding safe patient handling best practice.

Maintains competency, operates lifting/transferring equipment when indicated.

Plays an active role in safe patient handling equipment management for the hospital, including maintenance, tracking and cleaning of all pertinent equipment.

Provides assistance to all staff in regards to lifts and transfers.

Follows directions in the delivery of care.

Recognizes, reports and records observations and care given.

Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.

Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way.  It includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and the skillful use of communication skills (touch, eye contact, etc.).

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies.

Role models two-way communication of the mission, vision, values, and strategic plan for the department.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or GED required.  Applicant to complete 20 to 40 hours on the job training, observations and shadow time specific to direct patient care within orientation process.

Preferred: Pre-professional course work

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

 Required: Valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet  driving requirements. Current CPR certification required.

Preferred: n/a

 

EXPERIENCE

 Preferred:  One year rehabilitative services experience or equivalent education preferred. Customer service work experience.

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

 Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:

 Communication/Interpersonal

Demonstrates client values of Accountability, Caring and Teamwork in every interaction.

Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent the client.

Strong team working and collaborative skills.

Organizational

Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.

Mathematical Skills:

Performs basic math (add, subtract, multiply and divide) calculations.

Language Skills: 

Read, write, speak and understand English.

Computer

Basic experience in computer applications necessary to record time, obtain work directions, and complete assigned computer trainings.

 

$15.60-$21.11/hr

30-40 hours per week, M-F 8am-4:30pm

8-16 weeks

Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: varies with experience.

Endless.

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