Physical Therapy Technician

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917304

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Vidant Health, which provides services to 1.4 million people in 29 counties throughout eastern North Carolina. Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited Level-1 Trauma Center with 900+ beds and over 7,000 employees. The state-of-the-art medical center provides acute, intermediate rehabilitation, outpatient services, and Home Health and Hospice services.

Vidant Medical Center is the only rehabilitation center in eastern NC with specialty units for Stroke Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Brain Injury, Neuro and Spinal Cord Injury. Vidant Medical Center also has 6 CARF accredited programs. Programs and equipment include Lokomat, ZeroG Harness, Bioness, and Biodex.

Responsibilities

  •  Assists with patient care by performing simple treatment procedures under the direction and direct supervision of a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant. Transports patients, charts and equipment to and from treatment areas as instructed by the therapist. Alters work hours including weekends to meet patient care demands per management request. Is responsible for the safety of patients assigned while they are in the patient treatment areas and is aware of the overall safety conditions in the areas. Unsafe conditions or actions are to be corrected and /or reported to appropriate management staff.
  • Performs inventory, cleaning and storage duties as assigned by the therapist. Assists with office duties including answering telephone, filing, copying, etc.
  • Attends and participates in all mandatory inservices/meetings. Actively participates in:establishment of program goals and objectives, establishment of program budget, space allocation, quality improvement and program development. Actively seeks to improve knowledge and skills by discussion with physical therapists/physical therapy assistants and attendance at appropriate inservices.
  • Communicates and interacts with other health care professionals, patient/caregiver according to age group and background in an appropriate and timely manner through verbal or nonverbal. Assists with orientation of new personnel per management discretion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a patient care environment related to current position (Acute Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab) preferred.

Other Information

  • Full-time  7:00am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday, occasional weekends required depending on experience.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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