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Physical Ther Aide-PD

Company: St. Catherine of Siena
Location: Smithtown
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details

Physical Therapy Aide-Physical Therapy

Explore a career with Mercy Medical Center, a 375-bed not-for-profit hospital and member of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island that has been serving the healthcare needs for the residents of Nassau County and its surrounding areas since 1913. Ranked among the top hospitals in New York State, Mercy offers a NYS designated Stroke Center, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and has received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center - the only hospital in the region and one of only two in NY State to receive this prestigious award.

Assist therapists in care of patients, including transfers, gait training and therapeutic exercise. Maintain clean, safe working environment. Maintains professional relationships with patients, families and staff. Adheres to MMC/department policies and procedures and JCAHO/regulatory agency requirements. Demonstrates and promotes service excellence at all times.

Responsibilities include:

  • Safely transfers patients between all surfaces as instructed by therapist/assistant
  • Provides appropriate guarding of patients during ambulation as instructed by therapist/assistant
  • Assists patients in performing therapeutic exercise programs as instructed by therapist/assistant
  • Observes patients' response to treatment physically and psychologically and reports any changes to therapist/assistant
  • Maintains a clean safe environment for patient care
  • Maintains all logs as required (OT fridge, hot pack, cold pack, washer/dryer, paraffin, splint pan, crash cart)
  • Maintains inventory of therapy supplies and submits orders in a timely manner
  • Maintains professional relationships with staff, patients, families and students at all times

Qualifications include:

Education: HS diploma or equivalent

Experience/skills: Health care experience preferred

Licensure: BLS Required.

At Catholic Health, we are more than 18,000 professionals inspired by innovation, strengthened by compassion, and driven to excellence. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible--for yourself, and for the community we serve.

Keywords: St. Catherine of Siena, Westport , Physical Ther Aide-PD, Other , Smithtown, Connecticut

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