Physical Therapy Department Assistant/Bruceton
Preston Memorial Hospital - Kingwood, WV

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Answers phone and refers or handles questions as appropriate with accuracy and courtesy. Obtains patient data accurately and efficiently for pre-admission and registration. Provides information to other departments as necessary. Greets patients, escorts patients to appropriate treatment rooms and informs therapist of patient arrivals. Schedules and coordinates all appointments and activities with patients, clients, therapists and other hospital departments. Types various reports, memos and reminder notices. Accurately and efficiently orders all medical and office supplies for the department. Correctly formulates and submits to data processing on a daily basis completed discharge tickets. Ensures all necessary forms are completed and signed. Maintains medical records and department logs. Maintains office in an orderly, clean and organized fashion. Performs routine cleaning of office and exercise equipment per protocol. Assist physical therapy aide with patient and treatment area preparation. Assists with routine physical therapy treatments under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist. Evaluates Fitness Center members and instructs members in appropriate use of equipment with guidance of the Physical Therapist.

Required: High school diploma. A minimum of one year of medical secretarial work experience. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to function in a noisy, sometimes stressful environment. Ability to present a pleasant, courteous and professional personality to patients, fitness center members, department and hospital staff and the general public. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple duties within expected time frame. Ability to work independently without direct supervision. Ability to understand and spell medical terminology.

Preferred: Previous computer knowledge.

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