NYU Medical Center Rehabilitation Attendant - LOH in New York, New York

Rehabilitation Attendant - LOH

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The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Rehabilitation Attendant in the RUSK LOH Department. To qualify a High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred. The ability to lift, push, pull, or move patients and equipment for treatment and patient care responsibilities with or without the use of assistive devices. Potential for muscle strain injuries requiring routine precautions. Position may require a flexible schedule. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of Therapy services as indicated for all rehabilitation disciplines (e.g. Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy). Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Time utilization - Completes assignments within allocated time frames, Utilizes free time effectively; is alert to the needs of the treatment area, Demonstrates reliability by maintaining a good attendance/punctuality record.

  • Initiative - Volunteers assistance to others, Makes recommendations for work simplification practices, Demonstrates a desire to learn more Maintains workload statistics and other data for departmental records.

  • Judgment/ Decision making. Seeks information or asks for assistance from appropriate personnel when necessary, Follows verbal instructions carefully, Demonstrates alertness to changes in patient conditions; notifies appropriate personnel immediately.

  • Patient transportation - Transports patients upon request according to safety and departmental guidelines.Types routine material such as forms and letters, envelopes, etc.

  • Clerical and reception activities- Answers the telephone and takes messages accurately, Maintains records and files correctly in each area as needed, Performs errands promptly upon request.

  • Surveillance of environmental conditions - Follows established procedures for safety and emergencies. Follows infection control procedures. Follows pest control procedures. Identifies potential hazards and takes appropriate action.

  • Maintenance of supplies, equipment, and the unit - Monitors the level of inventory and notifies the supervisor if additional supplies are needed. Maintains all therapy equipment by ensuring the equipment is kept clean and in good working condition. Makes recommendations for the repair or replacement of equipment. Prepares the unit for treatment by keeping it clean, orderly, and free of safety hazards.

  • Assists in treatment - Follows the instructions given by the Therapist or the Therapist Assistant. Follows the progressive resistive exercise programs established by the Physical Therapist safely and accurately. Follows tilt table and positioning guidelines. Renders proper ambulation training under the direction of the Therapist of Therapist Assistant; this includes providing appropriate guarding techniques, verbal and simple tactile cueing; assisting patients in ambulation in the parallel bars, on level surfaces in standing, balance and weight shifting activities; and assists in travel training. Administers hydrotherapy safely following departmental guidelines.

  • Application of transfer activities - Advises and prepares the patient for the transfer. Utilizes the proper techniques and body mechanics. Maximizes the patient'’s potential to assist in the transfer.

  • Application of cold and/or heat modalities: Administers cold packs, hot packs, and paraffin to the patient as part of their treatment program. Applies and removes the modality. Applies the modality in accordance with the length of time specified by the Therapists’ instructions. Follows established departmental procedures and takes safety precautions in the use and application of the various modalities.

  • Patient Preparation: Assists the patient in preparation for and at the conclusion of treatment. Maintains the patient’s safety and comfort by following procedural and safety guidelines. Monitors the patient’s personal care and environment constantly, assists the patient with toileting needs when indicated. Utilizes the appropriate supplies and equipment in relation to the type of treatment being administered following departmental safety guidelines. Assists the patient in dressing and undressing with appropriate supervision.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the organization'’s Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of duties. Excellence: Demonstrates good judgment in performance of position’s function. Offers suggestions for positive changes for achieving individual, unit and department goals. Respect: Interacts with patients and their families in a courteous and respectful manner. Treats each person as a unique individual with individual health care needs. Teamwork: Works collaboratively and shares necessary tools and resources to accomplish goals. Is open to the ideas, approaches, and perspective of others. Maintain a good rapport with other staff and physicians. Assumes additional responsibilities and perceive the total need of the unit. Integrity: Acts ethically and upholds the organization code of ethics, Maintains proper levels of confidentially of patient information. Caring: Acts as an advocate for the patient in all areas of the health care delivery system. Develops a supportive and therapeutic relationship with the patient. Demonstrates an empathetic disposition towards people in need of health care services Communication: Communicates in a professional manner that is clear, concise and timely for optimal results. Able to adapt methods of professional communication to meet the needs of the listener. Displays an understanding of the importance of listening to information thoroughly in order to effectively communicate. Safety: Demonstrates competence in utilizing equipment in a safe and proper manner. Observes infection control, health and safety hazards and takes precautionary measures to reduce or eliminate risks. Physical Environment: Maintains an organized, uncluttered work environment. Initiates ideas for improving the physical environment for optimal delivery of therapy services. Notifies appropriate persons when equipment is in need of repair or is missing. Learning and Professional Growth: Keeps abreast of current literature as new developments in the field.

The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.If you wish to view The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center's EEO policies, pleaseclick here. Pleaseclick hereto view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visithttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htmfor more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, pleaseclick here.

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09:00 AM to 05:00 PM