Rehab Aide

Rehabilitation Therapy Berkeley, CA


Description

Works under the direction and supervision of the Occupational and Physical therapists or Registered Clinic Nurse, to carryout therapeutic exercise program for CEI clients. Rehab Aide provides direct care, maintains treatment areas and equipment, performs clerical duties and assists as requested with supportive services of the Center.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred prior experience (At least 1 year) working in an acute or a rehabilitation facility under the supervision of a Physical and/or Occupational therapist.
  • Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with clients of varying cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Able to obtain CPR certification within three months of employment.
  • Able to travel to multiple work sites.
  • Physically able to perform the essential job functions listed below.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists by bringing clients to the treatment to the treatment areas. Assists with exercises, assists with modalities, cues, encourages, and direct clients during treatments as established by therapists. Assists and/or run groups with therapists/individually under the supervision of a therapist. Is alert to any unusual complaints or problem with clients and reports immediately to therapist or appropriate medical person. Is aware of contraindications, precautions, or other special instruction related to clients exercise, maintenance, or rehab program.
  • Follows established procedures pertaining to the care of equipment and supplies. Assures that all treatment areas are stocked with necessary supplies, free of obstacles, well organized, and that the equipment is ready for use at all times.
  • Has a working knowledge of client equipment and adaptive aides, and is able to identify common problems and make minor adjustment and/or repairs to facilitate optimum use and safety.
  • Maintains daily logs for client participation and CEI statistics, and completes required documentation pertaining to the client treatment programs. Perform clerical duties including, ordering supplies, filing or other duties as requested.
  • Attends scheduled mandatory in services and Center meeting. Participates in orientation and training.
  • Performs other duties as required or requested by supervisor e.g. helping in the day center as needed, in a positive and helpful manner to ensure a smooth running work area.  

Physical Requirements: 

  • Client interventions require ability to make frequent changes of position including standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling and balancing.
  • Client interventions require frequent use of upper extremities for reaching at arm’s length and overhead, pushing and lifting, anywhere from 5 to over 50 pounds.
  • Client intervention requires constant visual feedback, including close vision, distance, depth and peripheral vision.
  • Maintenance functions require reaching, lifting and carrying from 10 to 50 pounds as well as bending and stooping.
  • All job responsibilities include ability to give direction, communicate talking or listening.
  • Clerical and support functions require document handling, use of photo copier, fax, computer and use of the telephone, and sitting at a desk.
  • Willing to go from site to site as needed.

Center for Elders’ Independence is a PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation for the purpose of providing high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, including an Adult Day Health Center, and promoting autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. Unlike other healthcare plans, CEI is not a "fee-for-service" plan. It is a “capitation” healthcare plan. CEI is paid a set amount for each person enrolled in our program, whether or not that individual seeks care. We are a growing company that offers stability and continues to thrive.