Inland Northwest Health Services Therapy Aide in Spokane, Washington

SUMMARY STATEMENT & PURPOSE

Under the direct supervision of a licensed clinician, the Therapy Aide provides direct and/or indirect assistance in patient care delivery and assists with maintaining a clean and orderly department environment.
All employees are expected to be pleasant, respectful and courteous in all interactions with patients, families, staff, and visitors of the Institute, as well as being a positive representative of the hospital at all times.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) certification for the Healthcare Provider or obtain within the first 30 days of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum one-year experience working on patient care environment (home care, nursing home, hospital).

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES- Allfunctions are essential functions unless otherwise noted.

  • Assists in patient care under direct supervision and direction of a therapist, performing those treatments for which he/she has been specifically trained.

  • Follows appropriate procedures to provide a clean, orderly, and safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

  • Transport patients both in and outside the facility.

  • Demonstrates understanding of role within the department and basic understanding of other staff's roles.

  • Recognizes and is able to meet needs of the patient and delivers appropriate patient care under the direction and supervision of the Therapist.

  • Responds to emergency situation in effective manner, according to established protocols within limits of education.

  • Informs nursing staff and/or supervising therapist of patients' condition change, falls, or other problems.

  • Demonstrates an awareness of self-responsibilities and accountability.

  • Demonstrates a professional caring and helpful manner with staff, patients and visitors.

  • Perform one to one sitting shifts

  • Other duties as assigned.

Inpatient Therapy Aides

  • Assists with input of therapy schedules.

  • Assists with therapy scheduling as needed.

  • Runs reports and checks patient hours and billing.

PHYSICAL & SENSORY REQUIREMENTS, WORK ENVIRONMENT & CONDITIONS:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure - Category I

  • Sit, stand, walk, bend, and squat for prolonged periods.

  • Carry objects up to 20 pounds, unassisted, on a frequent basis.

  • Push, pull, and lift objects up to 30 pounds, unassisted, on a frequent basis and 50 pounds, unassisted, on an occasional basis.

  • Full use of gross and fine motor skills of the upper and lower extremities (i.e., treatments, writing notations, operating bed wheel locks, etc.).

  • Ability to read charts and testing equipment.