PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN
White Plains Hospital Center 50 reviews - White Plains, NY

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High School/GED/Vocational

Position Summary:
Assists in care and treatment of patients under the direct supervision of physical, occupational and speech therapists; administers and monitors programs for infection control; performs tasks to maintain the department in a safe and orderly condition. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assists the physical, occupational, and speech therapists in administering treatments, under their direct supervision.
  • Obtains equipment, material, supplies, and positions them appropriately for use.
  • Assists patients in ambulation when designed by a therapist.
  • Assists patients to dress, undress.
  • Assists therapists to support, transfer, ambulate, and treat patients.
  • Administers hydrotherapy treatment under supervision.
  • Provides coverage at the front desk in the absence of the department secretary.
  • Observes patients and their equipment and reports unusual symptoms or equipment failure the therapists.
  • Administers and monitors current methods of the infection control throughout the department and the hydrotherapy unit.
  • Administers and monitors program for microbiologic sampling in the hydrotherapy units, as directed by the Infection Control Committee of W.P.H.C.
  • Prepares supplies and materials for video fluoroscopy study.
  • Assists speech therapists with video fluoroscopy evaluation.
  • Maintains and clean all equipment and materials used in patient treatment.
  • Prepares equipment, such as hydrotherapy tanks, hot/cold packs, and paraffin baths.
  • Maintains current inventory of materials and supplies to determine need for requisitions.
  • Escorts patients to and from the department.
  • Maintains and organize storage and supply area in an orderly way.
  • Assists in the orientation, training of volunteers and students.
  • Attends department meetings and in-services when relevant and appropriate subjects are presented.
  • Duplicates materials as necessary.
  • Attends hospitals mandatory in-service programs.
  • Has computer skills/aptitude.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements

§ Education : High school diploma.
§ Experience : Successful completion of orientation and on-the-job training according to department guidelines.
§ Qualifications : Ability to interact with and assist therapists in the treatment of adults, and seniors. Open to working with infants, children, adolescents if needed.

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White Plains Hospital is a voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute...