• PT Aide

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-4070
    # of Openings
    1
    Area of Interest
    Therapy
    Company
    Elderwood
    Location
    Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Days
  • Overview

    To assist licensed physical therapist with skilled treatments and give maintenance physical therapy treatments as directed by the licensed physical therapist.

    Responsibilities

    • Assists the licensed physical therapist with skilled treatments and carries out range-of-motion and other maintenance exercise programs for residents.

       

    • Assists residents in use of exercise equipment.

       

    • Assists physical therapist with gait training and ambulation of residents.

    • Administers superficial heat treatments, including whirlpool, paraffin and hydrocollator packs under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

    • Transports residents to and from the physical therapy area.

    • Keeps the physical therapy department orderly, and cleans the physical therapy equipment daily as instructed.

       

    • Assists with clerical duties, (mailing, phone calls, etc.).

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma required.
    • Certified Nursing Assistant required.
    • Experience preferred but not necessary in therapy treatment.
    • Interest and ability to work well with the elderly required.
    • Caring, respectful manner towards residents required.
    • Ability to communicate well verbally with residents necessary.
    • Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required.
    • Physical stamina for constant activity required.

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