POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA (% of
Essential Functions: The following are essential job
accountabilities and performance criteria:
- Assists with patient care. (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8) 65%
A. Brings patient to area and assists with dressing, draping,
gait preparation, equipment set-up and/or preparation to return to
floor, home, physician's office, or other therapy.
B. Cleans, fills, and places patient in whirlpool or hubbard
tank according to policy; removes dressings; prepares and assists
therapists with dressing changes after hydrotherapy.
C. Assists with patient treatment plans including activities
such as gait training, transfers, exercise programs, activities of
daily living (ADL) training, splinting, etc under guidance of
D. Performs Accu-Checks on patients as assigned by
E. Provides hot pack, cold pack, paraffin, cryocuff and
fluidotherapy modalities independently as assigned by
F. Sets up video and/or video camera for patient education
G. Reviews procedures with patients thoroughly and provides
assistance to patients as necessary. Monitors patients comfort and
alleviates anxiety during procedures.
H. Identifies when help is required in providing patient care
and seeks it appropriately, recognizing own limitations.
I. Documents patient care related activities under the guidance
J. Annually demonstrates competency in areas related to Physical
and Occupational Therapy.
K. Applies restraints consistent with the approved procedure.
Monitors and assesses patient's response to restraints.
L. Monitors patient for presence of pain and informs therapist
of any issues noted.
- Assures that all areas are kept clean, orderly, and well
stocked. (1, 3, 5, 6, 8) 5%
A. Changes linen on treatment tables and mats after each patient
and at the beginning and end of each day. Maintains linen stock in
all appropriate areas.
B. Fills lotion, oil, and alcohol bottles for treatment booths
and stocks hand tables and splint areas on a daily basis.
C. Puts equipment away at the end of each day. Assures that
clinic shelves and storerooms are kept neat and orderly.
D. Checks inpatients floors daily to assure all therapy
equipment is stored in the proper areas.
E. Consistently follows department guidelines on cleaning,
including appropriate documentation i.e. hot and cold pack units,
and paraffin unit.
F. Checks and restocks O2 tanks as needed (hospital only).
G. Checks and restocks handouts and exercise cards as
H. Assists with inventory when requested. Reports
equipment/supply needs to supervisor.
- Delivers and picks up equipment, supplies, and patient notes.
(5, 6) 5%
A. Posts patient notes in charts on inpatient as assigned by
B. Delivers and picks up equipment, supplies, or paperwork in
hospital and ORC. Signs out when leaving department.
C. Searches for lost equipment on floors (hospital only).
D. Assures appropriate stock of DME equipment available at
Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center.
E. Picks up Orthopedic physician's clinic schedules daily and
posts in therapist's office. Delivers and picks up patient
documentation between PMR department and Orthopedics.
- Assists with clerical duties as assigned. (5, 6) 5%
A. Copies materials accurately and completely.
B. Documents charges from therapists' daily schedules onto
outpatient daily documentation forms completely and with 95%
C. Answers phone courteously, completes messages appropriately,
and transfers calls correctly.
D. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, checks computer for
E. At ORC, when covering front desk, obtains patient information
and phone number for new orders on patients so they can be called
back. Accurately schedules patients as needed.
F. At Inpatient, when covering desk, processes therapy orders
G. Assists inpatient Billing Clerk with cleaning of log
- Demonstrates acceptable professional characteristics. (2, 4, 5,
A. Works within professional role according to standards set
department service standards, and department policies and
B. Maintains harmonious relationships with co-workers, both
inter- and intra-departmentally, keeping other professionals
informed of issues and providing support and assistance to foster
team building. Appropriately addresses problems/concerns with peers
and/or supervisors as needed.
C. Demonstrates time management skills by accomplishing required
tasks within the appropriate time frame. Avoids overtime and
notifies supervisor in the event it does occur. Flexes time as
D. Notifies supervisor of changes in workload, in order to
adjust assignments as necessary to achieve optimal productivity and
E. Arranges schedule for time off and arranges for other
co-workers to take over workload.
F. Maintains proprietary information and patient
- Actively participates in department activities. (5, 6) 5%
A. Attends, actively participates, and interacts in all
department meetings pertinent to area. Is accountable for
information discussed at meetings.
B. Assists with orientation of staff as needed.
C. Develops and enhances skills though classes, seminars and
other learning opportunities
D. Serves as a resource to co-workers in areas of
E. Assists and gives input into development and revision of
department programs, forms, and operations.
- Safety/Infection Control: Practices according to safety and
infection control policies. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%
A. Practices standard precautions and disposes of hazardous
wastes per established guidelines.
B. Maintains a safe, clean, comfortable and therapeutic
environment for patients/families/employees in accordance with
Maintains clutter free environment.
Keeps conversations and background noise to a minimum
- Adheres to dress code.
C. Reports risk management concerns.
D. Assumes responsibility for completing all annual mandatory
Blood Borne Pathogen
Age Appropriate Care (if appropriate)
- Quality Improvement (QI): Incorporates Quality Assessment into
one's daily work. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%
A. All Rehab Tech duties should be completed accurately and
DISCLAIMER: Performs other related duties as assigned or
Rationale for Essential Functions
The performance of this function is the reason the job
There are limited employees among whom the performance of this
function can be distributed.
This function occupies a great deal of the employee's time.
This function is highly specialized. Employees are hired for the
skill/ability to perform this function.
Failure to perform this function may have serious
The function was performed by past employees, and is performed
by current employees.
Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require the use of
- Exposure to tuberculosis that requires the use of protective
MINIMUM EDUCATION: High School Graduation or Equivalent
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Patient care experience preferred.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Patient care experience
- Must be able to travel to and treat patients in patient rooms,
satellites, clinics, and gym areas in hospital, University Medical
Group (UMG) building, and ORC.
- Must be able to work with electrical equipment such as
continuous passive motion (CPM) machines, Baltimore Therapeutic
Equipment (BTE), whirlpool lifts, Biodex exercise equipment, and
- May be exposed to hot/cold material and chemical agents (see
Material Safety Data Sheets).
- May be exposed to sharp tools.
- May be required to wear protective clothing such as masks,
gowns, and gloves, in addition to adhering to the dress code.
- Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases.
- Clerical Moderate physical exertion.
- Long periods of sitting, typing, and/or data entry.
- May require lifting up to 50 pounds
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed, as
an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills
required of personnel so classified. An individual working in their
job classification must also perform specific tasks upon request by
supervisor personnel. Furthermore, the duties and responsibilities
for this job classification are subject to change at the discretion
of the medical center.
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a PT or OT educational
Under the guidance of a Therapist, Therapy Assistant or nurse
assists therapists in providing patient care. Responsible for
keeping the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) department
clean, orderly, and appropriately stocked. Helps in monitoring
inventory. Assists with clerical duties including charges,
answering phones and filing. Performs duties in accordance with PMR
Department and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital policies
and procedures and service standards.