Speech Aide - Speech Pathology Lewis Center
Speech Aide - Speech Pathology Lewis Center
The Therapy Aide is responsible for both clerical and patient care duties. Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care and services to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and selected adult patients.
Schedule: (Full Time, Benefits Eligible)
Lewis Center Close to Home, ED, Lab, Specialty Clinics, Behavioral Health
7853 Pacer Drive
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Maintains a safe, clean environment; performs routine departmental maintenance and care of equipment and supplies (e.g., disassembles, cleans and assembles equipment; returns equipment to storage; inspects electrical cords regularly to identify safety hazards); completes departmental environmental rounds and submits quality variance to appropriate parties; prepares treatment areas for therapy, stocked with appropriate supplies and equipment. Creates and maintains progress of work orders.
Monitors inventory of supplies and equipment, and generates purchase orders as necessary. Organizes and maintains supplies in designated areas. Participates in measures to control department costs.
Assists in the transportation of patients, records, equipment, and supplies. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Performs general office duties (e.g., light typing, photocopying, answering the phone) as needed to assist the secretary, manager or therapist to support departmental operations. Utilizes the computer to perform administrative functions, such as patient registration, completion of on-line forms, and word processing.
Coordinates and monitors departmental volunteers and individuals wishing to observe therapy.
Assists in the fabrication and finishing of splints, casts and other adaptive equipment, assists in the application of orthopaedic soft goods and splints under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or Therapist Assistant.
Assists patients in all stages of treatment (e.g., attending to personal needs, changing clothing, positioning for treatment).
Under supervision and in accordance with instructions issued by a licensed Therapist, assists patients in safely performing activities related to the development of strength, range of motion, and endurance.
Performs other patient-related activities previously determined and assigned by a licensed Therapist, based upon the knowledge, training and qualification of the Therapy Aide.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
High school diploma or equivalent. Basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Basic skills in using a personal computer required-specifically Microsoft Office and windows-based applications.
Previous health care experience preferred.
Previous experience in working with children desirable.
Prefer certification from medical assistant, STNA or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPR certification required
Strong customer service and organizational skills
Effective interpersonal skills, ability to multitask, ability to problem solve, ability to function in team setting.
Minimum Physical Requirement:
Independently Lifting/Carrying up to 15 pounds (Frequently)
Independently Lifting/Carrying up to 50 pounds (Occasionally)
Finger Dexterity (Constantly)
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