CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled (First review September 14)
POSITION: Physical Therapy Aide
STARTING WAGE: $16.70 per hour
REPORTS TO: Physical Therapy Manager
Basic Functions: Works under the supervision of a Physical Therapist to fulfill the health centers mission. A Physical Therapy Aide is not a licensed practitioner, they are still a crucial part of a physical therapy team or office and help physical therapists (PTs) deliver quality care to their patients. They work in the behind the scenes, in hands-on projects, and coordinators of all things physical therapy including clerical work, treatment set up and clean up, monitoring patients and assisting other staff. The physical therapy office or department runs more smoothly and effectively with an organized physical therapy aid. PT aides MUST work under direct supervision of a licensed PT whenever working with patients.
Education and Training:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Minimum 2-year degree medical related field (PT Aide 2)
- 1-2 years customer service (preferred)
- Training in Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology (preferred)
- Proficient in relevant computer applications (Word and Excel)(required)
- Washington State driver’s license
- Must possess a current BLS Certification– Basic Life Support (provided)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
- Must be knowledgeable of medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to clinical care.
- Must be able to work independently with good decision-making skills.
- Participate in assessment and care planning activities.
- Must be able to push, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 25 feet.
- Knowledge of patients’ rights with ability to report abuse and neglect to appropriate entities as mandated.
- Must have flexible schedule to work.
- Must be familiar with the nursing role in a clinical setting.
- Demonstrate understanding of and proper use of physical therapy equipment.
- Must be caring and compassionate.
- Ability to carry out treatment applications.
- Ability to develop and maintain confidential health record files.
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Strong computer skills and experience with healthcare databases and applications.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to keep detailed records.
- Ability to work as a team member in a fast paced, highly visible, sometimes stressful setting and make sound decisions.
- Utilization of Microsoft IT applications, Word, Excel, and RPMS applications.
Note: Pursuant to Tribal Policy, if this position is safety sensitive it is subject to pre-employment drug testing. In addition, this position is subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing.
TRIBAL MEMBER AND INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLY; PREFERENCE WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS WHO ARE MINIMALLY QUALIFIED.
If required of this position, you must possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes’ Vehicle Insurance. In addition, this position may be subject to pre-employment background clearances. If applicable, these clearances must be maintained throughout employment. Documented Covid-19 vaccination is required.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 290, Inchelium, WA 99138, Contact Terri Mail, 509-722-7686 or email@example.com