Kaiser Permanente Physical Therapy Aide II in Irvine, California

Under direct supervision of a Registered Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapy Aide assists in implementing pre-determined portions of a Physical Therapy treatment plan/program such as - but not limited to - the preparation and application of prescribed therapeutic modalities and procedures related to activities of daily living. As instructed, the PT Aide will also perform a variety of non-clinical services to assist in the daily operation of the rehabilitation department. Physical Therapy Aides do not assist in evaluating/assessing a patient's physical capacities/functioning nor do they plan or initiate treatment.

Essential Functions: - Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local laws. - Transports patients to required locations observing established procedures and safety precautions. - Performs clerical functions such as posting treatment given, completing CPR's, filing progress sheets, maintaining statistics, ordering supplies, making copies of files/exercise programs etc. - Observes all regional, medical center and department polices and procedures. - Adhere to all department standards of attendance and dress. - Maintain privacy and confidentiality of medical information. - Observe universal precautions and all infection control safety policies. - Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service. - Use appropriate titles and greetings for patients, families, physicians, and staff. - Treat all patients in accordance with Patient Bill of Rights. - Communicates clearly, effectively and appropriately at all times. - Written communication must meet established standards. - Maintains a courteous professional relationship with patients, families, other members of the department, and health care team. - Maintains equipment, supplies, and work area in accordance with departmental guidelines. - Follows all department guidelines related to equipment safety and maintenance. - Assists in maintaining clean and safe work areas. - In accordance with established protocols, policies and procedures demonstrates competence in providing patient care tasks as instructed and delegated by a licensed physical therapist. - Implements portions of treatment plans. - Reports unusual signs, symptoms, or responses to treatments to the Physical Therapist. - Observes rules of safety and body mechanics when assisting patients in transfer and/or ambulation. - Positions the patient properly and use the appropriate draping techniques assuring the patient privacy. - Within established protocols, respond to patient's questions and refers other questions to Physical Therapist and/or M.D. - Utilizes skills in performance of Physical Therapy modalities and procedures including use of assistive devices/adaptive equipment, and physical therapy modalities. - Administration of passive, active, resistive or range of motion exercises which are part of an established exercise/therapy program. - Activities of daily living. - Wound care and dressing techniques. - Utilizes and applies an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served - pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. - Based on structures/established guidelines, protocols and standards may documents clinical activities and patient response to treatment/modalities.

Qualifications: Pay Grade: 23

Basic Qualifications: - Prior experience working in a physical therapy department, preferred. - Prior experience working as a Nursing Aide, Rehabilitation Therapy Aide or Physical Therapy Aide in a acute medical center or out-patient rehabilitation center, preferred. - High School Graduate or GED. - Current BLS certification. - Completion of Pre-employment and annual physicals. - Completion of annual skills competency assessment. - Ability to demonstrate competence in basic safety and infection control procedures i.e. proper body mechanics, universal precautions.

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Physical Therapy Aide II