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Physical Therapy Aide - Full Time Days - Inpatient

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Physical Therapy Aide




Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Performs supportive patient related and non-patient related tasks as directed by professional staff. Follows the policies and procedures of the department and hospital

What you will do

  • Maintains working areas and equipment in clean and orderly condition
  • Stores maintains and changes linen
  • Prepares and cleans hydrotherapy equipment in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Assists with patient transfers from all surfaces
  • Uses proper guarding techniques while ambulating patients
  • Assist therapists with dressing changes for patients requiring wound care
  • Follows Infection Control Procedures
  • Measures, adjusts and instructs patients in basic crutch walking
  • Prepares, patients for specific treatment, including transporting to and within the department
  • Assists in toileting of patients as directed by professional staffReport safety hazards to Administrative Director or Supervisor
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of supplies for the department
  • Incorporates physiological age of patients into overall plan for delivery of patient care
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Complies with Hospital dress code policy and maintains professional appearance
  • Provides proper notification for absence and tardiness
  • Performs other duties as assigned and within the scope of training



Education Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent Required


Experience Qualifications

  • less than 1 year On the job training experience in treatment set-ups, ordering supplies and guarding techniques Required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to apply appropriate body mechanics and use of assistive equipment in all patient Transfers


Licenses and Certifications

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) AHA CPR within 90 Days Required


Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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