Physical Therapy Aide – Trinity

***This position will be open until filled***

The physical therapy aide position includes considerable clerical duties and clinic up-keep responsibilities. The physical therapist aide must have physical stamina, patience, and patient focus to work effectively under the direction of the physical therapist to help patients regain and optimize movement after injury, illness, or medical procedures. The PT Aide supports physical therapy care delivery by assisting with tasks related to patient care, clerical responsibilities, and clinic safety.

REQUIREMENTS/MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
*  High school diploma or GED
*  Moderate level of computer literacy
*  Knowledge of basic anatomy and medical terminology
*  CPR certification required
*  Must pass pre-employment drug screening
*  Indian preference

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
* Use medical software to schedule patients and assist with maintaining patient records.
* Assist with management of patient referrals for physical therapy.
* Submit requests for Partnership authorization of therapy via “TAR.” Maintain record of TAR submissions and current authorizations.
* Build, maintain, and file patient paper charts.
*Communicate with other clinical staff regarding patient scheduling and other needs; and taking and delivering messages.
* Prepare clinic for patients by creating and maintaining a clean, sanitized, safe, treatment-ready environment for therapy-related activities.
* Make initial contact with therapy patients, welcome and assist into PT clinic, answer questions and requests, and allaying fears.
* Assist in gathering patient basic health information for the physical therapist.
* Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities under direction and direct supervision of physical therapist.
* Educate patients by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
*Assist patient with compiling and printing patient home exercise programs.
* Administer treatment modalities such as heat, ice, wax bath, ultrasound, and electrical modalities under direct supervision of physical therapist.
* Observe patients during treatment to compile and evaluate data on patients’ responses and progress, and report to physical therapist.
* In completion of patient visit, secure scheduling and escort (if necessary) from clinic.
* Confer with physical therapist to discuss patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment.
* Ensure operation of physical therapy equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment, and requesting repairs.

A completed Redding Rancheria job application must be submitted in order to be considered for employment. You can fill out an application online at www.reddingrancheria-nsn.gov, please fax (530-242-4563) or email (employment@reddingrancheria-nsn.gov).

All certifications, credentials/ licenses, education verification /degrees and/or transcripts, and Indian verification are required to process your application.

Indian preference applies, but we welcome all applicants who wish to apply for this position. Certification of Native American heritage needs to be attached to the job application.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background screening clearance.  All employees are required to submit to a Tuberculosis test (TB) test after they are hired in addition to being tested annually.

Additional Information:

We offer a competitive salary as well as having a work schedule running Monday through Friday.  In addition, Redding Rancheria offers an excellent benefit package containing Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short/Long Term disability, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave as well as a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Redding Rancheria is a federally recognized Tribe with Pit River, Wintu and Yana people where pride in Tribal culture, history and identity is evident internally and in the larger community. Redding Rancheria is a leader in the constructive development of its people, the larger Indian community and the Redding region.

E-Verify Statement

Redding Rancheria participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Visit the E-Verify URL below for more information.

https://www.e-verify.gov/employees

For further information, please contact Human Resources Dept. at (530) 225-8979.