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LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Aide Physical Therapist

Expire Date: 
Mon, 03/30/2015
Department: 
Physical Therapy
Work Schedule: 
42 hours/week
Requirements: 

Education/Diploma/Certification:
Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school diploma.

Clinical work includes certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first aid, about infection control and other safety issues

Work Experience:
Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Training for this position is often gained purely on the job.

Required Skills: 

• A strong interest in all aspects of health;
• Should have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to help people in need
• Should be well-organized, detail oriented, and caring.
• Learn to respect others and have empathy;
• Demonstrate an ability to communicate well and work in teams;
• Have the physical strength; must be healthy ,in good physical condition and be able to properly lift and carry patients
• Have patience and determination; and be able to work with people under stress;
• Encourage confidence and enthusiasm of the client.
• Be able to help and assist depressed patients by being cheerful and encouraging.
• Be responsible to maintain appropriate attitude and conduct necessary to the welfare of patients
• One of the major skills needed is good communication skills

Responsibilities and Duties: 

 Assists Physical Therapist in the daily activities of patient care such as in positioning and ambulating patients while also handling various patients related office tasks. While legally he is not required to have formal training, programs do exist that teach various topics in physical therapy.
 Prepares patients for treatment
 Attends patients under treatment.
 Calls Physical Therapist upon completion of treatment or as necessary.
 Prepares equipment required for treatment.
 Changes linens, such as bed sheets and pillow cases after every treatment.
 Cleans equipment after use.
 Responsible for keeping the treatment area clean and organized and well prepped and stocked.
 Arrange treatment supplies to keep them in order.
 Maintain equipment and furniture to keep it in good working condition, including performing the assembly and disassembly of equipment and accessories
 Help patients get to or from the treatment area; if necessary transport them by using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
 Be in the know how to steer wheelchairs safely, transfer patients from wheelchairs to beds
 Assist patients to dress, undress, or bath and put on and remove supportive devices, such as braces, splints, and slings to help them to get ready for their treatment.
 Perform clerical duties, such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, and managing paperwork like insurance forms when secretary is not present.
 Observe patients during treatment to collect and evaluate data on patients' responses and progress, and report to physical therapist specially in hydrotherapy.
 Schedule patient appointments with physical therapists and coordinate therapists' schedules if secretary is not present or depends on the needs.
 Train patients to use orthopedic braces, prostheses or supportive devices.
 Fit patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices, adjusting fit as needed.
 Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities, under direction of physical therapist staff.
 Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment.
 Prepare electrotherapy equipment /traction equipment for lumbar spine or cervical spine
 Confer with physical therapy staff to take information about patient for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment
 Performs other related duties, such as sending and retrieving crutches from floors.
 Prepares and checks stores and supplies as required.

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