Physical Therapy Aide

Company Overview

With 12 locations across Bergen, Hudson, and Union Counties, we specialize in the provision of comprehensive physical therapy to individuals following joint replacement, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as spine surgeries. In addition to post-surgical therapy, we pride ourselves in the treatment of patients with non-surgical orthopedic, sports, and spinal-related injuries.

We strive to offer an exemplary model of patient care in a professional and caring environment. Our skilled staff of highly trained physical therapists have extensive experience in treating advanced orthopedic injuries, and are referred by many of the area's and nation's top physicians.

Our foundation for success has been built upon providing exceptional quality care, while at the same time maintaining an unsurpassed level of professional standards. Please visit our website http://www. exceltherapy. com/ to get an in-depth view of the company you can become a part of.

Job Summary

We are looking for reliable, motivated, and sociable candidates to become a Physical Therapy Aide at Excel Physical Therapy's Rutherford location. The Physical Therapy Aide position requires you to work in cooperation with our licensed physical therapists, receptionists, and aide staff with the common goal of providing the highest quality of care. As a Physical Therapy Aide, you will play an integral role in our patients daily therapy sessions by maintaining a safe clinical space, guiding patients through their prescribed exercise programs, and maintaining proper communication between patients and staff.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working with front desk staff on the following:
    • Informing treating Physical Therapist when his/her patient arrives.
    • Obtaining updated daily schedules at the beginning of each shift.
    • Relaying any schedule changes to Physical Therapist
  • Establishing a plan/timeline with Physical Therapist as to when they would prefer to work with their patient.
  • Preparing treatment area for patients (equipment set-up).
  • Greeting patients and escorting them to their Physical Therapist prescribed warm up or assigned treatment area.
  • Ensuring that patients are actively and safely participating in treatment activities throughout their session.
  • Interpreting, organizing, and following patient flow sheets competently.
  • Confirming with Physical Therapist that his/her patient has completed all PT prescribed exercises for that session.
  • Effectively communicating with PTs and Aides. Informing Physical Therapists when their patients;
    • Have completed their exercise routine.
    • Are experiencing pain or discomfort deviating from expected behavior
  • Preparing modalities prescribed by the Physical Therapist.
    • Ice Packs
    • Hot Packs
    • Electrode prep for e-stim
  • Setting up exercise machines and facility equipment proactively for patients.
  • Maintaining a safe environment by wiping tables, disinfecting, organizing, putting equipment away, and removing any obstructions that may be a safety risk.
  • Laundry throughout the day and stocking treatment towels.
  • Aides report directly to the clinic supervisor and clinic manager who are present at each of our locations. You will establish a collaborative effort with our Rutherford team to ensure we are providing the best treatment to all of our patients which directly correlates and contributes to the success of our expanding company.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates must display a proactive approach to patient care, have strong social skills, be able to communicate effectively, and possess baseline knowledge of anatomy and basic exercises.
  • Active enrollment at a university, bachelors degree, and previous clinical experience is preferred but not required.

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical (with an HSA option), Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 401(K) with generous company match
  • Vacation, sick, and personal days along with paid holidays.

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