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Rehabilitation Tech

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Torrance
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Providence is calling a Rehabilitation Tech (Full time/Day shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Rehabilitation Tech who will support the mission, vision, values and objectives of Providence Little Company of Mary. The Rehabilitation Tech functions under the direct supervision of the licensed therapists. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and cleaning treatment areas, transporting and positioning patients, procurement of inventory/supplies and assists therapists, and assistants in the completion of the patient treatment plan. The Rehab Tech may also be assigned routine clerical support tasks to support the patient care process. These functions are carried out according to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. The Rehab Tech demonstrates professional communication and interpersonal skills including direct, honest and compassionate behavior.

The Rehabilitation Tech functions under the direct supervision of the licensed physical and occupational therapists. Assists the physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, and/or occupational therapist in the provision of rehabilitation services in an inpatient setting, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing treatment areas, cleaning equipment, transporting and positioning patients, procurement of inventory/supplies, and assisting with hands on care of patients.

Performs the shared responsibilities of scheduling and front desk support services in an outpatient setting. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patient scheduling, general department maintenance with light cleaning and equipment set up, maintenance of wound care supplies, and direct hands on care with patients, assisting therapists and therapist assistants with therapy treatments in a fast paced clinic.

In this position you will:

  • Comply with hospital, department and unit standards including safety, infection control, quality management, confidentiality, mandatory education and competencies
  • Facilitate teamwork and effective communication by participating in an environment characterized by the values of Providence
  • Practice in a professional, collaborative and proactive manner in all interactions with patients, visitors, physicians and caregivers
  • Demonstrate flexibility adjusting to changes in patient acuity and workload
  • Participate in committees and special projects as assigned
  • Identify risk management issues, takes appropriate action and communicates unresolved issues through appropriate channels

  • Float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary. These include Acute/Inpatient, Sub-Acute Unit (TCC/SACC), TCU, and Outpatient Clinic
  • Participate in the provision of care:
  • Demonstrate applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patient served
  • Implement specified portions of the treatment plan and demonstrate competency in procedures under the direct supervision of the therapist

  • Participate in educational programs, in-services and department meetings
  • Practice stewardship in the delivery of care reflecting financial goals of the organization
  • Use available resources effectively
  • Demonstrate understanding of overall unit needs and uses downtime to assist others
  • Prioritize commitments and manages multiple tasks efficiently

  • Demonstrate performance responsibility and accountability
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Comply with department minimum shift and time off procedures
  • Provide positive customer service, compassionate care and effective teamwork
  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competency, including working knowledge of the electronic medical system
  • Complete mandatory requirements including HealthStreams and BLD
  • Meet regulatory compliance standards (e.g. Joint Commission, Title 22, CMS, CDPH, CARF and HIPAA)

  • Perform non-patient related tasks that are essential to departmental operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, clerical tasks, equipment cleaning, supply ordering, temperature logs, inventory, and assist with special projects
  • Perform other duties assigned or requested
  • Performance Improvement:
  • Meet all orientation and annual skill competencies
  • Participate in organizational and departmental performance improvement projects

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current BLS/RQI certificate through the American Heart Association

  • Requires understanding of Rehab services goals and objectives

  • Requires good working knowledge of general and specialized clinical equipment

  • Requires ability to organize and prioritize work, completes assignments on time

  • Requires ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with patients, families and coworkers

  • Requires the ability to work effectively with a team

  • Proficient communication skills

  • Basic computer skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in acute hospital setting

  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women's and Children's Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Torrance , Rehabilitation Tech, Other , Torrance, California

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