Rehabilitation Aide

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Wenatchee Valley Hospital
Schedule: Pool Position
Shift: Day Shift

Job Description


Position Summary:

  • Physical Therapy:
    • Transport patients, set up equipment, assists therapist in patient’s treatment as needed.
    • Keep department and equipment neat and orderly.
  • Occupational Therapy:
    • Assist Therapist and independently treats patient in activities of daily living.
    • Distribute, maintain and order equipment as needed.
  • Speech Therapy:
    • Transport patient to and from swallow studies.
    • Sets up food needed for swallow study.
Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions:
    • Functional Competencies: Has knowledge and skills to effectively and consistently perform the following duties and responsibilities.
      • Transport patient safely and efficiently.
      • Set up treatment area appropriately with necessary equipment as instructed by therapist.
      • Position and drape patient properly.
      • Use of necessary transporting equipment, e.g., wheelchair, hi-lo cart, medi-chairs, geri-chairs.
      • Keep treatment area and gym neat and orderly. Clean equipment properly.
      • Knowledgeable of cleaning procedures and schedules of department and equipment.
      • Neatly stock and rotate linen.
      • Assist therapist with patient treatment as requested.
      • Meet all infection control standards and attend mandatory educational meetings.
      • Keep lounge in an orderly fashion, clean all dishware daily.
      • Monitor patient charges and enter into computer daily.
      • Lock up department if last to leave. Discard dirty laundry, turn off all equipment and lighting as advised, turn off computers, and place phones on hold.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Observation Competencies: Those things observed with in the department or organization that need attention or improvement.
      • Observe and report patient’s general condition and any pertinent information about patient from other hospital staff.
      • Observe and report any defective equipment. Tag equipment as defective, inform Bio-Med. And inform Rehab staff.
      • Monitor equipment stock, and advice Home Infusion, ordering staff, or materials management when supplies need restocked or ordered.
    • Knowledge and Skill: To communicate effectively and consistently with all levels of the organization.
      • Listening: Seek first to understand, listen empathetically make a point of talking regularly with all staff in work area.
      • Informing: Shares information openly and willingly attends meetings with openness, explores alternatives, and communicates availability to therapist and staff.
      • Skill: Communicates level of skill or knowledge to therapist and staff.
    • Decision Making: Has knowledge and skill to make appropriate and feasible decisions.
      • Planning: Exhibits proactive behavior by anticipating problems and identifying opportunities with early intervention. Plans long-term objectives and strategies for the organization unit or team. Sets priorities; translates strategy into actions & determines what resources are needed to carry out a task or project. Coordinates and determines how to improve productivity and effectiveness
      • Problem Solving: Identify problems using valid, logical, data-based information. Consults parties involved directly to come to a cognitive solution, if one can not be reached, address problem with management and/or during departmental meetings
      • Consulting: Seeks input or feedback from other departments in the organization. Checks with people before making changes that effect them. Encourage participation in decision making
    • Cross Training: Has knowledge and skill to effectively and consistently perform in cross trained areas in a three month period of time. Cross training will be assigned at the Directors’ discretion.
      • Physical Therapy Acute Care
      • Physical Therapy TCU
      • Physical Therapy Wound Care
      • Physical Therapy Outpatient
      • Occupational Therapy Acute Care
      • Occupational Therapy TCU
      • Speech Therapy Swallow Study
      • CardioPulmonary therapy
      • Rehab Office
    • Pool Work:
      • Available to anyone under 80 hours / pay period.
      • Accepts work 75% of the time with 24 hours notice.
      • Called in on a rotation basis.
      • Cross-trained to all areas.
      • Have not met regular position hours first.
    • Low Census:
      • Taken in rotation.
      • Taken after all other work is done.
      • Preferable to limit overtime.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
  • Required:
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
    • Good organizational skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Motivated, positive attitude
    • Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, accurate keyboarding, email communication and password management.
Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health was formed in 2013 as an affiliation between the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and Central Washington Hospital to create an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with 2 hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in ten communities across North Central Washington state. Over 225 physicians and 100 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diversity of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with good schools and opportunities for the entire family to be involved in culture and arts.