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Therapy Aide

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary GENERAL SUMMARY: The Therapy Aide works under the supervision of the PT, OT, or SLP. Assists in patient care and treatment; performs clerical duties; demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude; takes the initiative to take on extra assignments, assist in patient education programs.

(95%)* Assists with therapy treatments to patients in all areas including orthopedics, acute care and rehabilitation. (5%)* Assists in office and other miscellaneous duties as assigned. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains supplies to support patient care and provides general cleaning of the department. MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health. Assists clinical in such activities as gait training, exercise, transfers, ADL training, and any other aspect of patient care that might require assistance. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: Basic Life Support required. High School Diploma or GED required. Therapy Aide experience or three (3) months hospital patient care experience. Organization skills, manual dexterity, customer service skills, communication skills, teamwork skills, and computer skills are required. Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training must be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Therapy Aide, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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