This is an on-call/registry position scheduled to work as needed at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton.
Following a training program specific to Marianjoy and demonstration of proficiency, Therapy Support Technician is responsible for assisting licensed therapy practitioners during treatments, providing set-up and physical support as needed. Responsible for providing non-patient related tasks on a regular basis as indicated; transport patients to and from therapy/clinic areas according to established schedules and procedures and acts as communication link between nursing and therapy staff.
Major Areas of Responsibility/Essential Function:
Assists with Patient Treatment
•Responsible for preparing treatment areas, procuring equipment, transporting and in general assisting patients, therapists and assistants in patient care activities.
•Assists the therapist or therapist assistant with serial casting.
•Assists the therapist or therapist assistant with transfers, tilt table, standing frame, standing, ambulation and toileting as needed.
•Assists with group programs by assisting with set-up/clean-up, assists in group activities under the supervision of a therapist/therapist assistant, observes patients at rest.
•Communicates with all patients at a level relative to the patient's cultural background, developmental age, cognitive and language status.
Supports Departmental Operations
•Maintains treatment area in a clean and orderly fashion, including cleaning equipment according to organization infection control policy.
•Fabricates adaptive equipment per therapists' direction.
•Assists with ordering equipment, office supplies, obtaining equipment from Central Supply and stocking from Central Supply and stocking forms (home programs, progress notes, exercise programs, etc.)
•Maintains inventory and shops for groceries and supplies for ADL apartment.
•Assists with clerical duties as indicated.
•Operates basic technology (i.e., digital cameras, videotaping, downloading and organizing storage of data) for departmental related tasks.
•Transports patients via wheelchair or escort to and from various departments as scheduled.
•Adheres to therapy time schedule and notifies therapist of problems which may cause delays.
•Accepting coverage duties as needed.
•Performs general support duties such as answering phones, and cleaning in the gyms.
•Attends department meetings and appropriate in-service programs.
•Orients new volunteers.
•Plans and organizes daily patient schedule according to assigned workload.
•Maintains knowledge of Marianjoy policies and procedures concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warnings, and general safety.
•Responds appropriately to all medical emergency and/or urgent situations.
Ethical Standards of Practice
•Delivers services consistent with the established Marianjoy Mission and Philosophy.
•Maintains patient confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals
•Demonstrates a visible working style, acts in a manner that is consistent with and shows commitment to the WFH Values.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- 0-2 years' experience