Adventist Health System PT Tech PRN in Burleson, Texas
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we were also recognized as one of “150 Great Places to Work” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Our 224-bed hospital includes a medical ICU, cardiovascular ICU, PCU, open heart surgery center and behavioral health. In addition, we have accredited programs in orthopedics, chest pain, and inpatient diabetes, plus an award-winning emergency department.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :
Assists the therapists in activities related to direct patient care within the legal and professional scope of a Therapy Services Technician.
Follows all duties and responsibilities assigned by licensed Therapy Services personnel.
Applies modalities such as moist heat and ice packs, as directed by the therapist, monitoring patient response and reporting to the therapist immediately an adverse reaction by the patient.
Assists the therapist with activities of daily living and patient ambulation, using walkers/crutches, transfers and assisting in exercise programs in a timely manner.
Transports patients with medical record as assigned, using appropriate safety precautions and good body mechanics.
Escorts patients into the treatment area, setting up the treatment booths for each patient's needs and cleaning treatment area after the treatment.
Prepares the whirlpools for treatment, removes dressings, and sets up sterile dressings according to Infection Control procedures.
Copies home exercise programs routinely keeping the files up to date and readily available.
Reports to the supervising therapist the results of all treatments given in a timely matter.
Communicates to the staff therapists and to the Department Head all matters dealing with changes in patient care, incidents, or complaints, within an effective period of time and relaying all information accurately.
Employee demonstrates ability to maintain departmental/equipment cleanliness and organization.
Places soiled linen in appropriate location by the end of each day.
Stocks linens in each treatment area daily.
Cleans and organizes department equipment according to schedule and documents completion.
Collects all equipment not currently being used from each nursing unit daily.
Cleans all mats and treatment areas at the end of each day to prepare for patient care the next day.
Checks temperature of hydrocollators, paraffin and refrigerator daily and documents on the temperature log.
Cleans hydrocollators, refrigerator, and other equipment on a routines basis.
Employee demonstrates ability to perform tasks relating to the efficient and safe departmental operations.
Provides telephone coverage along with other support staff during operational hours.
Consistently checks department voicemail throughout the day and takes messages accurately, ensuring proper routing of messages verbally or by written note, pager or voice page.
Retrieves incoming/outgoing mail daily and distributes accurately in a timely manner.
Starts the departmental computer daily to retrieve and acknowledge all therapy treatment orders.
Consistently checks computer for new treatment orders, make tags and notify the appropriate therapist.
Obtains all Therapy Services screens daily and distributes appropriately.
Reviews the patient schedule, pulls charts and provides charge sheets for the treating therapist daily.
Faxes scripts, reports and all other departmental correspondence in a timely manner.
Accurately enters all patient charges into the computer by 9:00 a.m. of the next treatment day.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
High school education or equivalent.
1-3 months on-the-job training.
Previous experience preferred.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.