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THERAPY AIDE - PT/OT PEDIATRIC SERVICES
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Perform moderately skilled work aiding physicaltherapists,occupational therapists, and speech language patholog ists (ifapplicable) with departmental operating procedures and patienttr eatment.
Level IPerform patient relat edtasksand instruction, in whichemployee has attained competence, as spe cifically designated by thetherapist.Prepare patient and treatment area for care, aidtherapist with patient care under direct and/or indirectsupervision.Meet all competency skills for Therapy Aide LevelI.Utilize corr ect sterile technique when assisting with woundcare and dressing changes .Transport patients to proper locationaccording to the daily time schedu leutilizing all necessary safetyprecautions in all areas of thehospitala srequested.Transport, transfer, and/or assist patient in and outof wheel chair, bed, tilt table, or stretchersafely and without unduediscomfortto patient. Assist in scheduling inpatients andoutpatients as needed.Arrang eschedule so patients will arrivein the department for their scheduledvi sit: delays will be reported tothe therapists no later than the schedule d time of expectedarrival.Assist patients as necessary for transfers,dre ssingand toileting.Assist in the maintenance, care, and cleaning ofequip ment and supplies.Demonstrate knowledge of and utilizesgood body mechani cs.Understand oxygen procedures in transportof patients.Transport/delive r equipment, records, mail/messagesin a timely manner as requested oracc ording to daily schedule.Manage or assist with control of linen andsuppl y inventory asrequested to include Organize and stock inventory systemat ically andefficiently; check inventory levels on a daily basis or accord ing toarea standard and place as needed, and check orders receivedforacc uracy and damage.Consistently meet patient care productivitystandardsfor job classification.Work cooperatively with peersto contribute totheover all productivity of the team.Activelysupport and participate incrosscove rage efforts in thedepartment/division.Report patient responses/reaction s totreatment.Complete activity logs, safety logs, stamped patientattend ance information, and other projects as assigned.Postchargesand assist w ith phone and front office coverage asneeded.Communicate with patientand staff in courteous,respectful, and supportive manner.Respond promptly t o requestsfor assistance in a cooperative and enthusiasticmanner.Assistw ith orientation and training of volunteers assigned to PT,OT, orSLP.Part icipate in review of activitiesand processes for areaofwork; assistin im plementing changesto effect continual improvementin services provided; a nd comply with regulatory and legalrequirements.LevelII In addition to d uties described inLevel I, performs the following:Aid with and co-treat on morecomplex therapy procedures appropriate for non-licensed staff,inc luding independent performance of some treatment techniques withon-site supervision.Manage custom supply orders, including:delivery tracking, se nding packing slips to procurement, and processingreturns in appropriate and timely manner.Check equipmentroutinely to ensure proper operation a nd follows procedures fornotification, repair, replacement.Consistently meet patientcare productivity standards for job classification.Displayfl exibility in scheduling.Report patient responses/reactions totreatment, document in medical record as appropriate, and ensureco-documentation an dco-signature of supervisingtherapist.Provide on-site supervisionto assi gnedaides.Organize workload for assigned staff infair andequitable way.A ssist with orientation and training of level Iaides and volunteers assig ned to PT, OT, or SLP.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities< p> Levels I and IIBasic computer skills, abilityto learn and useDUHS com puter system programs.Knowledge and ability to learn sometherapyprincipl es, techniques, methods and modalities and their properapplication.Knowl edge and ability to learn some basic skeletalbiomechanics.Knowledge and ability to learn basic functionalanatomy and physiology.Knowledge and ab ility to properly applyphysical therapy principles and practices in the rehabilitation ofpatients.Knowledge and abilityto apply properbody mecha nics andsafety.Knowledge and ability to provide personal services forpat ients and care for equipment and supplies.Ability to understand,follow a nd communicate/relate oral and written instructions andpertinent informa tion accurately.Ability to use tact and diplomacyin dealing with patient s, staff, and the public.Ability toestablishand maintain effective worki ng relationships with patients,visitors, andother employees.
Level I Level II Graduation from high school or GED; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or Licensure/Certification as Athletic Trainer or Massage Therapist, or at least three years relevant experience as rehab aide/tech.
Level I Level II Successful completion of an on-the-job training period, rendering competency in performance of required duties after a specified period of time. One year rehabilitative services experience or equivalent education preferred. Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or Licensure/Certification asAthletic Trainer or Massage Therapist, or at least three years relevant experience as rehab aide/tech.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Levels I and II BCLS certification or obtain within first three months of employment.
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