Prepares patients and equipment for physical therapy and treatments and performs tasks to maintain the department in an orderly condition. The Physical Therapy Aide removes and replaces braces, splints, and slings from patient bodies before and after treatment, assists therapist in supporting patient during treatment, changes linens, and cleans and stores equipment after use.
- Prepares for patient treatment by changing linens before treatment, applying hot packs, and moving patient from wheelchair to table. Arranges equipment and treatment area according to Physical Medicine Therapist's specifications in an effort to assist the department in providing high quality patient rehabilitation.
- Ensures that work areas and examination rooms are adequately stocked with equipment and supplies and are properly cleaned and disinfected such that a safe and reliable atmosphere for high quality patient care may be provided. Transports patients in a safe and expedient manner and ensures that patients have identification bracelets before transportation. Transports soiled linen to appropriate areas.
- Provides compassionate and dignified patient care by assisting in patient transfer to and from department examination area, helping therapist with patient positioning on table, and providing care to the patient following therapy.
High School or equivalent
Successful completion of Therapy Aide training and testing