Dynamic, opportunity at New Mexico's only Level 1 trauma center and the state premier teaching hospital. You will primarily be working in the inpatient setting supporting a group of highly skilled physical therapists, occupational therapists, and assistants. Duties will include performing clerical work, safety and maintenance tasks, stocking and cleaning equipment and supplies and assisting with patient care. There is also the opportunity to be cross-trained to assist the therapy staff in the Physical Therapy Wound Care clinic. Experience is a plus however, on the job training provided.
Assist physical, occupational and speech-language therapists with specific therapy services to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups, including woundcare, modalities, exercises, gait training, and equipment fitting and fabrication (75%). Perform clerical and maintenance tasks (25%). Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES - Assist in care and maintenance of department facilities, equipment and supplies
CLEANING - Help clean machines and floors, and perform other cleaning duties
PATIENT CARE - Administer patient treatment activities as directed by the supervising therapist in a timely and accurate manner
ADMINISTRATION - Document patient care activities in medical record, and present to supervising therapist for review and cosigning by the end of scheduled work shift
PATIENT CARE - Demonstrate competence in patient care delivery according to department guidelines for support staff
TRAINING - Attend in-service educational programs; attend staff meetings; participate in quality assurance programs
ORIENTATION - Assist in department volunteer orientation and coordination for non-patient care activities
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Physical Therapy Technician program successful completion and/or demonstrated competence in 75% of department competencies upon hire; 100% competence within one year of date of hire
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment