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Restorative Therapy Technician, Acute Care Therapy, Full Time, First Shift, Bethlehem Campus

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The St. Luke's Bethlehem Campus, located in Bethlehem, PA is seeking a full-time Restorative Technician to join our Acute Care Inpatient Rehab team!The Restorative Technician assists the health care team in helping patients to improve their strength, endurance, mobility and discomfort from injury or disease. The Restorative Technician, under supervision and direction of the Acute Care Rehabilitation team ( Clinical (Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist) is accountable for assisting patients in furthering their physical, mental and emotional functioning by way of mobility (bed mobility, transfers, ambulation, etc). The Restorative Technician may not provide formal assessment/prognosis of functional status nor provide discharge recommendations. Patients encountered by the Restorative Technician may include those with a diagnosis and/or impairments related to pediatric (2 months - 12 years), adolescent (13-17 years), adult (18-65 years) medical conditions. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carries out direct patient care duties including transfers, ambulation assistance, and response to call bells.
  • Assists patient with Activities of Daily Living including bathing, toileting, hygiene and grooming and encourages independence as appropriate.
  • Carries out activities as instructed by Physical and Occupational Therapists. Instructs patients in simple exercise and flexibility programs including non-skilled handling of patients including passive range of motion to the upper and lower extremity at the direction of allied health care practitioners.
  • Completes timely documentation of patient related information, (i.e. time in/out, ambulatory care, functional mobility). The Restorative Technician may not provide details pertaining to level of assistance required with transfers nor distance or quality of gait completed with ambulation. The Restorative Technician should refer to documentation provided by the primary Physical/Occupational Therapist as appropriate.
  • Assembles, analyzes and maintains order/confidentiality of all inpatient records in universal chart order per policy.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
  • Maintains unit statistics, manuals and logs as assigned.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining a clean, orderly environment..
  • Maintains responsibility for own development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.
  • Observes and reports changes in the patient's health status.
  • Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
  • Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
  • The Restorative Technician also will assist in fitting semi-custom orthotic braces upon receipt of the appropriate training and education, which includes preferred state accreditation as a licensed Orthotic Fitter.
  • Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
  • Other duties as assigned PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit for up to ninety minutes at a time. Be able to tolerate standing for thirty to forty-five minutes consecutively. Must be able to use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. Must be able to use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. Must have the ability to lift/move patients up to 300 lbs., push/pull patients weighing up to 300 lbs. Must have the ability to lift/move patients greater 300 lbs. by way of mechanical lift and/or device. Must have the ability to frequently stoop/bend, squat, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder level. Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and skin temperature. Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. Must be capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.
    • Associates Degree. Four-year Bachelor's Degree in Health/Science related field preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
      • Current CPR certification. Successful completion of required affiliations and/or CEU's to maintain licensure. WORK SCHEDULE:
        • Full Time Day 7am-3:30pm/swing shift, 40 hours per week, with varying hours based on the needs of the department. 1 Weekend (Sat & Sun) every 4 weeks. Holiday rotation. Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Restorative Therapy Technician, Acute Care Therapy, Full Time, First Shift, Bethlehem Campus, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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