Physical Therapy Aide jobs in Mount Kisco, NY
Developmental Steps is always looking to grow our amazing team. We have two great locations in Mount Kisco and Port Chester, and also serve numerous schools in Central Westchester County. At this time we are looking for a Physical Therapy Aide to help assist our Pediatric Physical Therapists in a clinical setting.
Assists in the care and treatment of patients under the direct supervision of a physical therapist and administers.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:
- Understands and adheres to the Developmental Steps Performance Standards, Policies, and Behaviors
- Assists the physical therapists in administering treatments, under their direct supervision.
- Obtains equipment, material, and supplies, and positions them appropriately for use.
- Assists patients in ambulation when instructed by a therapist.
- Assists therapists to support, transfer, ambulate, and treating patients.
- Provides coverage at the front desk in the absence of the receptionist/clerical coordinator.
- Observes patients and their equipment and report unusual symptoms or equipment failure to the therapists.
- Administers and monitors current methods of infection control throughout the department.
- Maintains and cleans all equipment and materials used in patient treatment.
- Maintains current inventory of materials and supplies to determine the need for requisitions.
- Maintains and organizes storage and supply area in an orderly way.
- Assists in the orientation, and training of volunteers and students.
- Attends department meetings and in-services when relevant and appropriate subjects are presented.
- Attends in-service programs.
- Has computer skills/aptitude.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements
- Education: High school diploma.
- Experience: Successful completion of orientation and on-the-job training according to department guidelines.
- Qualifications: Ability to interact with and assist therapists in the treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.
- Clinical proficiency Ability to multi-task
- Teamwork Adaptability
- Communication skills Problem-solving skills
- Planning and organizing Attention to detail
- Problem-solving skills Judgment and decision-making Stress tolerance
Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment
- Position requires the ability to move about freely at least 85 percent of the time.
- Must be able to remain stationary for extended/prolonged periods
- Frequently moves/transports objects up to fifty (50) pounds and must be able to move patients of all weights with
- a minimum of one (1) assist or assistive device/equipment
- Must be able to work in an environment with continuous interruptions
- Must be able to assess and respond to rapidly changing situational needs of patients
- Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment
- Must be able to detect sounds and respond to emergency sounds/signals at all times
- Must be able to constantly operate computers, equipment, and other devices
- The position requires the ability to concentrate on fine detail with interruptions and attend to tasks for more than sixty (60) minutes at a time.
Primary Population Served
- Neonatal (birth – 28 days)
- Patients with exceptional communication needs
- Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)
- Pediatric (1 – 12 years)
The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by Developmental Steps
If you are interested in working with us, Apply Today!
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 914.939.6400.