The staff rehabilitation technician is non-licensed and is specifically trained under the direction of a physical or occupational therapist. The technician performs designated routine tasks related to the operation of physical or occupational therapy services delegated by the therapist, in accordance with the law. The staff rehabilitation technician provides assistance with patient care under the continuous on-site supervision of the therapist. The rehabilitation technician may have other clerical duties assigned such as assisting with patient intake paperwork, customer service, scheduling, entering charges, ordering and inventory control, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, stocking linens, etc.
The staff rehabilitation technician may work with any /all patients of the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Infants (age 0-18 months), Children (age 19 months-12 years), Adolescents (age 13 years –17 years), Adults (age 18 years – 64 years), and Geriatrics (age 65+ years). All Rehabilitation technicians are required to have competency for adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Staff who will work with children or infants less than 13 years will require specific training and competencies demonstrated prior to working with pediatrics. The staff rehabilitation technician also assists the Director of the department in the training of new staff or volunteers, quality assurance and improvement activities, and the overall operation and maintenance of the department. The staff rehabilitation technician is required to perform the professional duties and standards of care for which he/she has been trained and only within the scope of care as specified by the American Physical (or Occupational) Therapy Association, state and federal laws and regulations, and JCAHO standards.
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Must be able to read and write English.
1 year of volunteer or work experience relating to direct patient care in physical or occupational therapy or similar field, or related college course work is preferred.
a. Candidate needs to have effective oral and written communication skills with all age groups and educational levels.
b. Candidate needs to have good organizational and problem solving skills and takes responsibility for own actions.
c. Candidate emphasizes excellence in patient care and customer relations. Candidate must be able to interact with all age groups, educational levels, and people with medical or cognitive problems in an effective, pleasant, courteous, and respectful manner.
d. Candidate is willing and able to be flexible and versatile in role functions.
e. Candidate is able to handle a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment while providing excellent quality of care.
Hospital Main Number: 931-528-2541