Rehabilitation Aide

SUMMARY:
Under general supervision of the Clinical Manager/coordinators and the direct supervision of the Rehab professionals administers therapy treatments or assists therapists in providing treatments designed to relieve pain and maximize functions of patients across the lifespan. Transports patients and records maintains supply inventory and prepares and cleans treatment areas. Provides office and systems support at all Rehab Service locations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
According to established treatment plans and under the supervision of a therapist in direct line of sight administers therapy treatments such as heat cold and modalities. Assists therapists and assistants in treatment when necessary including positioning and exercising patients and with group programs.
Keeps gym and all treatment areas clean and in an orderly fashion. Maintains cleanliness of Dept equipment.
Maintains and inventories therapeutic supplies and equipment linen and housekeeping supplies. Assures that Rehab equipment such as wheel chairs walkers and crutches etc. are clean and functional. Cleans and prepares treatment areas between patient use.
Transports patients and records to and from treatment areas exercising care in the handling of patients.
Assists with scheduling order entry disposition of patient charts and communication with physicians referral sources and payers via fax and telephone.
Assists with departmental statistics and quality assurance program evaluation and environmental and infection control activities.
Attends meetings as required.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. 


BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with patients and other members of the healthcare team.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to assist with providing care to patients throughout the lifespan with consideration of the aging process human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Basic computer skills.

EXPERIENCE:
High School graduate or GED required.
One year related experience in fitness training or direct patient care such as a Rehabilitation or CNA position required.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical ability to lift position and transport patients.
Considerable reaching stooping bending crouching and kneeling.
Frequent walking standing and lifting of equipment and patients.
Some exposure to communicable diseases and cleaning agents/chemicals.
Moderate physical effort (lift and carry up to 25-35 lbs.).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: 

None

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence 

Work Type: Full Time 

Shift: 1 

Union: IBT

Work Schedule: Mon- Fri 8 hour days