Physical Therapy Tech

Physical Therapy Tech

July 21, 2020 Catch All Job Listings 0

Mt. Grant General Hospital

200 South A Street, P.O. Box 1510, Hawthorne, NV  89415

Contact:          Hunter Bolanos, Human Resources

Phone:             775-945-2461

FAX:               775-945-0725

Mt. Grant General Hospital is accepting applications for the positions of Physical Therapy Aide.

Under the supervision and direction of the Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapy Aide supports physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment area, patient, equipment and materials and performing procedures.  Assist patients move to and from therapy sessions or position them on equipment.   Assists with physical therapy exercises.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This position can be physically demanding and often requires incumbent to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods. In addition, very heavy work of moving objects in excess of 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of item’s weighing 50 pounds or more.  Responsible for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects. Ability to perceive similarities and differences in color. Eye-hand-foot coordination. Ability to move fingers easily and skillfully. Ability to perceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material.  Constant standing and walking required in working with patients. Ability to comprehend Doctors orders is an essential element of this job.

Minimum qualifications are any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and ability such as:

Deadline for applying:  Position is open until filled.

Full-Time employees are eligible for first day Group Medical Insurance coverage paid for by the hospital. You will be enrolled in the PERS Retirement System and MGGH contributes the maximum amount of contribution for employees. Other great benefits can be found in our benefits package.

Applications and job descriptions can be downloaded from our website at www.mgghnv.org or be picked up and returned to the main Switchboard or mail to:  Mt. Grant General Hospital, ATTN: Hunter Bolanos, P.O. Box 1510, Hawthorne, NV  89415.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED 07/21/2020 HAB

Job Description

DEFINITION:

Under the supervision and direction of the Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapy Aide supports physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment area, patient, equipment and materials and performing procedures.  Assist patients move to and from therapy sessions or position them on equipment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

The duties listed below are examples of work typically performed by an employee in this position.  An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below.  Marginal duties (shown in italics) are those which are least likely to be essential functions of this position.

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patient into physical therapy apparel or apertures.
  • Provides information to patients by answering questions and requests; allaying fears.
  • Helps treat patients by applying heat packs; paraffin dips; assisting patients into whirlpool; helping patients onto exercise equipment, monitoring motion; tracking walking time and distance; measuring mobility; performing prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
  • Educates patients by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Provides equipment and supplies by sterilizing and delivering equipment and supplies to treatment area; positioning equipment for therapist access; positioning patient on equipment.
  • Ensures operation of physical therapy equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instruction; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains physical therapy supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances physical therapy department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  •  Other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:

Knowledge and Ability:

Knowledge of

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  • medical terminology;
  • physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology;
  • disease processes and related causative factors;
  • benefits and values of rehabilitative medicine and rehabilitative medicine agents;
  • Infection Control, sterile technique and related impact on rehabilitative medicine practice and equipment.

Ability to

  • move objects in excess of 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of item’s weight 50 pounds or more;
  • stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, and pull objects;
  • demonstrate low to high level therapeutic exercises to patients;
  • comprehend instructions well with carryover;
  • interact with the public in a professional manner;
  • effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  • comply with MGGH Polices/procedures, safety procedures and departmental policies and procedures;
  • interact with the public in a professional manner;
  • read, write, and spell correctly;
  • comply with Patient Bill of Rights and employee responsibilities;
  • be flexible and work in an environment that has frequent and multiple interruptions, which is stressful at times.

Experience and Training:

Any combination in training, education, and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities.  A typical way to gain the required knowledge and ability is:

At least one year previous experience in rehabilitation services or related department AND

Per NRS 449 and NRS 200.5091, successful applicant(s) must pass required state and federal background checks AND

Possess an interest in either physical therapy or some other medical field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

This position can be physically demanding and often requires incumbent to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods. In addition, very heavy work of moving objects in excess of 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of item’s weighing 50 pounds or more.  Responsible for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects. Ability to perceive similarities and differences in color. Eye-hand-foot coordination. Ability to move fingers easily and skillfully. Ability to perceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material.  Constant standing and walking required in working with patients. Ability to comprehend Doctors orders is an essential element of this job.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Work is performed under the following conditions:

Work environment is generally clean and comfortable.  Lighting conditions are typically good.  Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.  Changes in days off and shifts are possible and incumbent will be required to be available on short notice.  Exposure to infectious diseases and bodily fluids is common.  It is common to engage with family members of residents and patients during emotionally difficult periods of time.

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

LIMITATIONS/DISCLAIMER:

  1. The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
  2. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with dis­abilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
  3. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties request­ed by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws.
  4. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.