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UnityPoint Health Therapy Technician-Outpatient Therapy Services-Lutheran in Des Moines, Iowa

Assists with rehabilitative care to improve functional goals of persons served as directed by the Physical, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Pathologist. This may include preparation of patient for therapy, assisting with ambulation, exercises and other basic treatments. Creates a comfortable and safe environment.

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• Works with the licensed therapist in the treatment preparation of persons served. This may include assisting with exercise, gait, hot and cold application, and hydrotherapy, reinforcing rehabilitation techniques under the direction and supervision of the licensed therapist.

• Assists with cleaning/inventorying equipment and ordering supplies.

• Reports any questions or concerns regarding compliance immediately to the attention of department or organization/hospital administrative staff.

• May be requested to assist with managing supply acquisition and stocking.

• Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

• Supports evidence - based practices.

• Displays creativity and innovation in the delivery of services.

• Manages resources to maintain efficient and effective operations.

• Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and maximize patient experience.

• Demonstrates professionalism and personal growth in daily actions.

• Promotes professional rehabilitation objectives among interdisciplinary team members.

• Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area).

• Participates in process improvement for enhancement of care delivery and clinical excellence.

• Fosters professional relationships that offer opportunities for enhanced patient access and care delivery.

• Exhibits flexibility with assignments including hours of operation to meet business and customer needs.

• Exhibits willingness to accept and learn new skills.

QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Graduation from high school or GED. Ability to read, write and speak fluent English. Must be able to communicate effectively (written and orally) with people of diverse professional, educational and lifestyle backgrounds.

Requisition ID: 2022-120217

Street: 1301 Penn Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Therapy Services O/P ILH- Luth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8:30am to 5:00pm M-F

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