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Rehab Technician

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

PACE of SW MI is seeking an experienced Full Time Rehabilitative Technician to add to our Team!Job SummaryThe Rehabilitative Technician performs participant care activities and other tasks as assigned to assist the Physical and Occupational therapists. Performs these activities in the day center, or in the participant's home as directed by the Therapy Services Supervisor. Works under the direct supervision of the Therapy Services Supervisor or designee, but is independent in the application of rehabilitative therapy knowledge and skills as delegated by licensed therapists. Assists therapists with set up, performance of or clean up related to: exercise modalities, daily living skills and other participant care activities as assigned. Skills and Knowledge - High level of autonomy is required while reporting to the Therapy Services Supervisor - Excellent attention to details - Excellent organizational skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Ability to work a flexible work schedule - Able to work with the IDT setting - Knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults - Exceptional interpersonal skills - Able to utilize computer skills in the workplace PM20

SpecificationsEducation: High School Diploma or equivalent required.Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience as a personal care aide, certified nursing assistant, or emergency medical technician. Number/Type of Employees Supervised: NoneLicensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Valid Driver's License with good driving record, current CPR certification. Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan, and approved by CMS before working independently. Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions, or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B. Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric Key Responsibilities - Assists therapists with treatment in accordance with departmental, professional and productivity standards - Prepares, cleans, and maintains the treatment area and equipment according to departmental standards. - Cleans therapy equipment regularly - Assists in participant escort - Prepares participants for treatment in keeping with departmental and professional standards - Attends to personal needs of participants during treatment sessions - Sets up and assists therapy with daily living/functional activities and therapeutic activities as determined by the therapist, in the day center or in participant homes as directed - Documents treatments/procedure, observations, and participant activities on appropriate forms and in the medical record as appropriate or directed - Performs treatment in participant homes as directed (travel required) - Reports changes in the participant's condition to the pertinent Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) member - Catalog Durable Medical Equipment (DME) as it arrives in the center, sending notification to proper therapy staff - Active participation in Quality Improvement Process (QIP) - Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies, rules, and regulations - All other duties as assigned Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus. Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. PI186097489

Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Rehab Technician, Professions , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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