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Rehab Technician – FT – Days – Aquatic Therapy Institute

DHR Health

This is a Full-time position in Edinburg, TX posted July 9, 2021.

Description Position at DHR Health POSITION SUMMARY: This position serves as a therapy (rehabilitation) technician assisting all outpatient rehabilitation disciplines and service lines at DHR Health – Therapy Institute. Under the direct supervision of the Therapy Supervisor and facility Director, Rehab Technician has the primary responsibility of ensuring the health, safety and welfare of patients, visitors, staff, and volunteers. It is also the role of the Rehab Technician to: (1) assist the provision and administration of specific outpatient rehabilitation treatments under the direct supervision of staff clinicians, (2) assist with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease , or physical disability, (3) assist patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities, (4) participate in operational aspects of the department, (5) perform clerical duties as needed, (6) assist with ordering of supplies for the facility, (7) assist the clinicians in maintaining infection control standards, and (8) assist the department in meeting all program standards for organizational safety and fire safety.POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:High school graduate, preferredCurrent BLS certificationClear Texas Driver’s License requiredMinimum Two (1) year experience as a rehab technician, preferredExcellent customer service skills.Good written and verbal communication skills required.Bilingual – English/Spanish.JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.Excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.Organizational skills are necessaryGood written and verbal communication skills requiredRequires working with frequent interruptions.Must project a professional and positive image.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for assisting the provision of specific therapy treatments only as directed by staff clinicians. Adheres to standards of physical medicine practice for geriatric patients and the general patient population.Ability to monitor vital signs, maintains adequate knowledge base regarding cardiovascular and respiratory precautions for the patient undergoing physical medicine services and treatments.Maintains educational handout distribution material, invoicing, claims billing.Communicates any changes in condition (physical or mental) to staff physical therapist or PTA, nursing and other facility personnel, as appropriate.Orders, stocks, maintains accurate records of adaptive equipment and supplies.Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.Interacts professionally with patient/family.Transports patients according to scheduled appointment time, maintains compliance with safety policies during transport at all times.Prepares and cleans treatment area for patient use at all times. Performs final cleaning at close of department, in preparation for first morning patient.Records treatment/service revisions in accordance with departmental policy.Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training and organizational safety and fire safety programsTransports patients to designated areasAssists with filing and front office duties as necessaryOther duties as neededLINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:Reports to Therapy Supervisor who reports to facility Director. Facility Director reports to the VP of Rehabilitation Services.

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