Job Description

Physical Therapy Tech II


SUMMARY

Assists in maintaining a smooth flow of activity in the office.

Prepares treatment rooms, escorts patients to rooms, prepares patient as appropriate for treatment, and notifies therapist that patient is ready for treatment.

Oversees aquatic and gym exercise programs for adult wellness programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Prepares treatment rooms for patients.

    1. Disinfects tables

    2. Provides clean linens, towels and gowns/shorts

  2. Escorts patients into treatment rooms or gym

    1. Puts patient charts on doors

    2. Takes patient charts to gym

  3. Notifies Physical Therapists that patient is in a room

  4. Under direct supervision of a Physical Therapist assists in providing treatment if activity is commensurate with training  and ability, and as permitted by state law.

  5. Under direct supervision of and with co-signature by, records daily notes and notes with significant incidents.

  6. Cleans treatments rooms after each patient use

    1. Disinfects tables

    2. Removes soiled lines

    3. Removes equipment

  7. Does laundry, maintaining an ample supply of clean linens.

  8. Assists Secretary and Billing Manager in answering phones, scheduling patients, pulling charts, filing, and typing.

  9. Teaches arthritis water exercise class

  10. Open and Close Facility

  11. Make copies of schedule (gym, pool, PTA, PT

  12. Collects garbage cans for pick-up

  13. Maintenance of swimming pools – check chemicals, cleaning, etc.

  14. Supervises adult wellness program - after hours.

  15. Gives tour of facility to after hour visitors

  16. Gives proper paperwork to new adult wellness program members to complete

  17. Instructs adult wellness program members in independent exercise programs

  18. Performs related duties as requested.

  19. Reports problems to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants

  20. Accepts other duties and assignments within his/her scope of training, knowledge, skills and abilities.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE

  1. Healthcare related Bachelor’s Degree required.

  2. Six months preferred with documented specific training in providing treatment as permitted by state law.

  3. On-the-Job training

LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION(S), REGISTRATION(S), ACCREDITATION(S)

  1. CPR Certification required within 30 days of hire.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED

  • Computer

  • Various

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a  maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis

  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to  and from various hospital areas

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