Rehabilitation Assistant (Physical Therapy)
- Job Title
- Rehabilitation Assistant (Physical Therapy)
- Job ID
- Washington, DC
- Other Location
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Registered Nurse -Labor & Delivery who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
The Rehabilitation Assistant:
- The Rehabilitation Assistant (PT) prepares patients for therapy and assists therapists in carrying out therapeutic programs. Ensures the cleanliness of equipment and work area
- Sets-up equipment to be used in PT treatment and patient education
- Assists PT & PTA during treatment sessions: (transfers, preparatory activities or exercises, purposeful activity, functional ambulation and bed mobility)
- Prepare hot/cold packs and patients for tractions
- Cleans, fills and records temperature of hydrocollator tanks. Cleans and prepares mats, and equipment after each patient treatment
- Records patients’ response to treatment and communicate with therapists regarding treatment programs and patients status
- Transports patients to and from the department from the nursing units or waiting areas
- High School Diploma or GED
- One (1) year of experience as PT/OT aide in a hospital or extended care facility is desired
Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
- Required Skills
Familiarity with hospital, healthcare, or rehabilitation center environment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious relations with staff, physicians, hospital and university officials, and the general public.
Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to follow verbal and written directions in detail.
Ability to effectively communicate with clients and anticipate their needs.
Strong customer service skills on the telephone and face-to-face contact.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and work within a fast-paced environment.