• Rehabilitation Aide

    ID
    2018-22774
    Department
    Rehab - TMR
    Work Hours
    0630-1500, 0700-1530, 0800-1630, 0900-1730
    Position Type
    Per Diem
    Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
    832 Hours (Per Year)
    Location
    US-NY-Plattsburgh
    Weekend Requirements
    Weekends and holidays as scheduled
  • Overview

    The Rehab Aide performs designated tasks related to the support operations of the Rehabilitation department. Such activities may include setting up treatment areas, maintaining treatment areas, preparing and cleaning equipment, clerical support tasks, general department cleaning and organizing for a safe environment and assisting therapy staff and patients in preparation for treatment. Any skills that are at all related to assisting the therapist and patient require a skill competency and ability to safety perform the selected activity.

    Special Criteria Details

    Working up to 832 hours per year.

    Responsibilities

    1. Cleaning and disinfection of patient care surfaces and equipment.
    2. Testing of pool chemicals and regulation of tempurature setting for pool.
    3. Stocking and removing linen, ordering linen as needed.
    4. Auditing inventory of supplies and facilitating the ordering of supplies.
    5. Escorting patients to and from waiting area and treatment areas.
    6. Maintaining the temperature and cleanliness of hydrocollators, parrifin baths, etc. Keeping daily logs of temperatures.
    7. Transport of patients and equipment to assist therapists.
    8. Assisting therapists with patient care, such as lifting, turning, standing, walking, cleaning patient, preparing patient for treatment.
    9. Performing charge checks and report inaccuracies.
    10. Performing pre-appointment calls to patients as requested.
    11. Performing post-discharge phone calls to patients as requested.
    12. Assemble patient charts.
    13. Provide front desk coverage as requested, including schedule patient appointments, cancel/re-schedule appointments, answer the phone, fax documents, file charts, pull charts, copy, scan.
    14. Receive co-payments when providing coverage at the front desk.
    15. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. High school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Must demonstrate ability to follow complex directions.
    3. Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks or customers simultaneously.
    4. Ability to use basic computer skills.
    5. Must have the ability to communicate with patients and family members in an empathetic manner in support of rehabilitation goals.
    6. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with Rehab staff and other medical center staff to facilitate safe and effective patient rehabilitation.
    7. Candidates with previous experience in a clinical office or rehab setting will be considered first, candidates with previous experience as a Clinical Assistant or Certified Nurse Aide or those that have satisfactorily completed a nurse aide training program or have other relevant clinical experience shall be considered next.

    As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

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