Physical Therapy Technician
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham, AK

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Responsible for courteously greeting patients, visitors and other clients and providing physical therapy care to patients under the supervision of the Physical Therapist.

  • Minimum High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • CPR certification within six (6) months of hire required.
  • Must be trained in patient lifting and positioning techniques upon hire.
  • Six months experience in a Physical Therapy or Sports/Athletic Department preferred.
  • Previous experience in an orthopedic outpatient setting, and successful completion of coursework in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, biology, physical fitness, and psychology preferred.
  • Able to communicate effectively; must present in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner.
  • Able to apply the use and care of physical therapy equipment.
  • Able to apply practical knowledge of physical therapeutic activities.
  • Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Able to respond quickly and efficiently in emergency situations.
  • Able to make observations of changes or reactions in patients and accuracy in reporting such observations.
  • Able to exercise emotional control and conceal natural aversion for certain patient conditions.
  • Able to apply safe work practices on the job.
  • Requires ongoing discretion and secure information management; compliance with HIPAA and HITECH regulations.

  • Essential Functions:
  • Assisting with documentation of therapeutic exercises, home exercise programs and modalities in patient’s medical record in accordance with Alaska Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Practice Act guidelines.
  • Regularly cleaning therapy equipment.
  • Assists with scheduling, answering phones, faxing and copying as needed.
  • Updating home exercise programs under direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, assisting with patient scheduling, tracking patient appointments, calling patients to verify future appointments and participate in updating care plans.
  • Prepares patient and equipment for treatments by positioning patient and assembling equipment necessary for treatment.
  • Under direct supervision of the Physical Therapist, applies basic modalities per established patient plans of care.
  • Assists in carrying out various treatment procedures established by the Physical Therapist.
  • Observes, records and reports to Physical Therapist patient’s condition, reaction and response to treatment.
  • Assists in supervision of patients with established exercise routines as approved by the Physical Therapist.
  • Ensures there is an adequate supply of materials available.
  • Changes linens and cleans and maintains equipment and work area.
  • Ensures the safety and maintenance of physical areas and equipment used during therapy/treatment.
  • Assists with supply orders. This includes keeping an inventory of supplies and a record of supplies, vendors, and costs of supplies.
  • Escort patients to clinic from other hospital locations and assist patients to the patient’s next appointment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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