University of Utah Health Rehabilitation Aide in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position assists therapists in preparing the patient and therapy area for treatment. Performs routine activities as defined in the treatment plan, and provides clerical support in the daily operation of the therapy clinics. The incumbent works under the immediate supervision of the therapist to assist with specific treatment plans. The therapist directs and monitors each patient care task performed by the aide.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists therapists in preparing equipment and treatment area for patient care.

  • Prepares patients for treatment by transferring, positioning, dressing or removing external supports. Assists patients during ambulating to prevent injuries.

  • Assists therapists with treatment procedures designed to improve the patient’s functioning ability, such as sitting up, balancing, rolling, crawling and performing daily living activities.

  • Assists therapists during group activities by providing structured activities for patients.

  • Instructs patients in the set-up, operation, and safety of equipment used under the supervision of the therapist.

  • Answers phone inquiries and directs patients to appropriate treatment area.

  • Schedules and registers patients.

  • Prepares and maintains patient medical records.

  • Tracks inventory levels and equipment inspection. Informs supervisor of items to be ordered and cost fluctuations.

  • Collects and organizes data to assist in department quality improvement projects.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated computer skills.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

  • Ability to work independently while performing non-patient care activities such as cleaning, equipment set-up, etc. and patient related activities such as patient transport, the practice of ambulation or a personal exercise program that are not of a skilled level. These are performed under the general supervision of any therapy or nursing professional.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • Current enrollment in a health related degree program or two years of experience in a health care setting.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Requisition Number 25538

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type PRN

Shift Variable

Work Schedule perdiem M-F

Location Name Orthopaedic Center

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UOC OPC 40A HAND THERAPY CLIN

Category Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.