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PT Aide (Physical Therapy Aide)

PT Aide (Physical Therapy Aide)

location3101 Northup Way Suite 101, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

Proliance Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is a busy outpatient orthopedic and sports clinic located in downtown Bellevue. We are seeking a full time physical therapy aide 30-40 hours per week. Duties include assisting therapists while they provide patient care, exercise supervision, use of modalities, cleaning, laundry, patient scheduling and various clinic operational tasks. Qualified individuals must work well as part of a team and have the ability to multi-task while providing exceptional customer service. We have an outstanding work and learning environment in which our aides typically go on to successful careers as Physical Therapists.

Proliance Surgeons is one of the largest surgical practices in the country, with over 450 providers including over 200 board-certified physicians providing treatment at more than 100 care centers in Washington State

At Proliance, our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire, develop and engage great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and encourage growth and development to make our organization a great place to work.  We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think to create Exceptional Outcomes, Personally Delivered

We are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefit and pay package including health coverage, 401k with match and profit share, PTO and more! Check out our main career site for more details at www.proliancesurgeons.com/careers

Proliance Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is a busy outpatient orthopedic and sports clinic located in downtown Bellevue. We are seeking a full time physical therapy aide. Tasks include assisting therapists while they provide patient care, cleaning, laundry, exercise supervision, patient scheduling. Qualified individuals must work well as part of a team and have the ability to multi-task while providing exceptional customer service. This is an outstanding learning environment in which our aides typically go on to successful careers as Physical Therapists. Interested applicants should submit resume and a cover letter.

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Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Patient Therapy Aide is trained and expected to perform the following key duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to:

Patient Care Activities:

  • Use of therapeutic modalities, such as cold/hot pack application, ultrasound, electrical stimulation application, paraffin bath, fluid therapy or compression pump application
  • Working knowledge of exercise equipment such as the shuttle, EFX, various stationary bikes, upper body ergometer treadmill, fitter or SABA pulleys
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises as directed by medical staff.
  • Observe patients during treatment and report on patients' responses and progress to physical therapist.
  • Assisting patients in setting exercise equipment, use of dumbbells, thera-band, etc.
  • Help patients move from one area of therapy to another – Aides are there to help patients walk, push them in wheelchairs, or assist in sitting and standing.
  • Transcribing information in the charts (checking off the exercise flow sheet by recording reps/weights, writing the name/date/ICD-10 code on billing sheets after the initial evaluation of the patient and other pertinent activities as deemed necessary.

Clinical Duties:

  • Prepare for upcoming therapy sessions by organizing the treatment locations based on the patient’s needs
  • Perform laundry duties in accordance with the procedures outlined in the infection control manual.  Wash, dry, and fold
  • Clean and disinfect treatment tables in between patient use
  • Stock carts with towels, pillowcases, etc.
  • Clean the exercise equipment at least once a day and more frequently as warranted,
  • Assist with the tidiness of the clinic as needed to include emptying trash, vacuuming, straightening up the waiting room and other duties as deemed necessary.

Office Duties:

  • Answering phones/how to operate the phones
  • Take a referral, and schedule patients
  • Take co-payments and fulfill patient supply order,
  • Locate charts and necessary paper work is located,
  • Make up a new chart

Miscellaneous:

  • Check in with other team members for any needed side work
  • Complete inspection sheets
  • Participate in conferences and educational programs designed to improve patient care and staff performance (health and exercise programs for employees).
  • Complete duties and assist others as directed
  • Must follow all policies as introduced during new associate On-Boarding, updated real-time and outlined in Associate Handbook

Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma or the Equivalent is required
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Previous experience in a medical and/or therapy setting is a plus
  • Ability to complete required on the job training
  • Ability to multi-task, combining clerical skills with some hands on medical oriented and interpersonal patient tasks
  • Organizational skills and the ability to be both reliable and flexible are essential
  • Ability to be tactful and compassionate with keen listening skills
  • Sense of altruism, emphasizing to patients how attention is focused on helping them to feel better

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work may be performed in an office and clinical environment.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear.  The associate is required to sit for long periods of time, stand and walk, bend and stretch.  Use of telephone and computer is required.  Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 pounds. May requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

This description is intended to encompass essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person.  Other functions may be assigned and leadership retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.