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Rehab Aide II

Req #:  118253
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.8

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Position Requirements:
High School Education
6 months of on the job training to acquire skill competencies
Good communication skills.
Competency in all Rehab Aide I duties.
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 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.

Purpose:
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.

Accountabilities:
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 other clerical and patient care responsibilities as required.
Performance of daily maintenance routines for various rehabilitation departments
Performance of basic patient transfer techniques to facilitate patient care.
Performance of assistance with therapy exercises/activities to facilitate patient care.
Performance of patient transportation and routine errands between various rehabilitation settings
Performance of providing/assisting with clerical responsibilities as directed by manager/therapist.
Preparation of patient for treatment to facilitate patient care

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