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Rehab Aide II

Req #:  119035
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Therapy
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

As part of Advocate Aurora Health, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main Chicago Metropolitan region campuses are located in Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest. Additional services are accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state. Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians on staff here have been recognized among the Top Doctors regionally and nationally in their field. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, who offer a wide range of specialized services for children.

Position Requirements:
High School Education
1 year of experience as a Rehab Aide or Rehab Technician
Good communication skills.
Competency in all Rehab Aide I duties.

Not Applicable The physical demand level and degree of strenuous activity ranges from occasional sedentary work to regular heavy work involving moving/lifting of patients.
Ability to perform very heavy lifting ~ Up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly.
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Exposure to risk of blood~borne pathogens.
May be subjected to varying and unpredictable situations.

This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Assists, as directed, licensed therapists with delivery aspects of patient care. Supportive patient care is performed and provided under the direct supervision of licensed staff. Individual also supports therapy staff to assist with other general departmental activities.

Performance of basic gait training and therapeutic exercise under the direct supervision of a therapist to aide in the delivery of patient care.
Performance of basic patient transfer techniques to facilitate patient care.
Communication of patient's needs/problems and notification of appropriate clinical staff to facilitate patient care.
Utilization of proper isolation procedures and techniques as appropriate.
Responsible for self~development.
Performance of daily maintenance routines for various rehabilitation departments
Performance of providing/assisting with clerical responsibilities as directed by supervisor/therapist.
Performance of other clerical and patient care responsibilities as required.
Performance of basic modality/exercise treatments.
Preparation of patient for treatment to facilitate patient care
Performance of patient transportation and routine errands between various rehabilitation settings


About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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