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Rehabilitation Tech

Company: Royal Oak Hospital
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

*This is an Inpatient Rehab position which involves patient care and scheduling.
*Every Saturday or Sunday and 1-2 holidays per year

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Rehabilitation Technician anticipates and prepares for patient and therapist needs. The Rehabilitation Technician performs designated routine tasks related to the operation of the Rehabilitation Services Department and assists with patient related activities that are predetermined for each patient and assigned by a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Recreational Therapist. The Rehabilitation Technician may function only with the direct supervision of a PT, PTA, OTR, COTA or RT. The Rehabilitation Technician provides patient transport to/from departments in acute care and/or inpatient rehab. Accurately inputs new patient and existing patient referrals and corrections to department database for scheduling purposes. Review patient lists, schedule and other written/electronic tools. Collects, tallies, files, inputs and corrects daily charges as needed. May perform accurate input of the transportation schedule into the "Patient Tracking" system to ensure staff is able to treat patients in a timely manner throughout the day by providing updates on the location and disposition of their patients. The Rehabilitation Technician appropriately interacts with all patients regardless of age or culture by adhering to the Beaumont Customer Service Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1. Assists with therapy treatments as directed, including modalities which are predetermined for each patient by the therapist plan of care.

2. Assists patients in the safe practice of activities related to transfers, ambulation, exercises, ADL (activities of daily living), self- care, leisure activities and/or restorative programs. Retrieves needed equipment and supplies.

3. Transports patients to/from departments in acute care and/or inpatient rehab utilizing safe patient handling techniques.

4. Performs environmental maintenance including cleaning of equipment according to infection control policy. Communicates and expediently notifies supervising therapist of any damaged equipment, removes equipment, tags it and calls in work order.

5. Provides verbal and/or written communication of the patient's response to treatment which may include vitals, according to department policy. Communicates and expediently notifies supervising therapist of any patient delays, patient problems or concerns.

6. Performs designated treatments appropriately, demonstrating knowledge of growth/development dynamics of behavior for various age populations.

7. Performs designated tasks related to the operation of the department and participates in performance improvement and supports program development.

8. Assists with maintenance of inventory and stocking of storage/supply rooms, assists with filing, scheduling and other duties as assigned.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training:

- High School diploma or equivalent required.

B. Work Experience:

- Minimum six months' experience with direct/clinical patient care and/or assistance is required.

- Prior work in a Therapy setting is preferred.

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:

- Current CPR certification required.

- This may be obtained through sessions offered within department.

- Must fulfill all training procedures prior to working directly with patients.

- Must pass competency test as determined by department for each modality prior to administering modalities on patients.

D. Other Qualifications:

- Familiarity with Microsoft software (MS Word).

- Excellent customer relations, critical thinking, and communication skills.

- Ability to organize and prioritize workload.

- Able to maintain professional attitude in front of patients when working in a busy environment.

- Ability to work in a team atmosphere.

- Comfort with navigating/learning Microsoft Word software and willingness to learn Beaumont specific computer applications as needed.

- Ability to interact effectively with patients and their families is essential.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

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Keywords: Royal Oak Hospital, Royal Oak , Rehabilitation Tech, Healthcare , Royal Oak, Michigan

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