Restorative Technician - Full Time Days
Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: January 15, 2022
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.The Restorative Technician
assists the health care team in helping patients to improve their
strength, endurance, mobility and discomfort from injury or
disease. The Restorative Technician, under supervision and
direction of the Acute Care Rehabilitation team ( Clinical
(Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language
Pathologist) is accountable for assisting patients in furthering
their physical, mental and emotional functioning by way of mobility
(bed mobility, transfers, ambulation, etc). The Restorative
Technician may not provide formal assessment/prognosis of
functional status nor provide discharge recommendations. Patients
encountered by the Restorative Technician may include those with a
diagnosis and/or impairments related to pediatric (2 months - 12
years), adolescent (13-17 years), adult (18-65 years) medical
conditions.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Carries out direct patient care duties including transfers,
ambulation assistance, and response to call bells.
- Assists patient with Activities of Daily Living including
bathing, toileting, hygiene and grooming and encourages
independence as appropriate. -
- Carries out activities as instructed by Physical and
Occupational Therapists. - Instructs patients in simple exercise
and flexibility programs including non-skilled handling of patients
including passive range of motion to the upper and lower extremity
at the direction of allied health care practitioners.
- Completes timely documentation of patient related information,
(i.e. time in/out, ambulatory care, functional mobility). The
Restorative Technician may not provide details pertaining to level
of assistance required with transfers nor distance or quality of
gait completed with ambulation. The Restorative Technician should
refer to documentation provided by the primary
Physical/Occupational Therapist as appropriate.
- Assembles, analyzes and maintains order/confidentiality of all
inpatient records in universal chart order per policy.
- Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding
issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows
appropriate reporting requirements. -
- Maintains unit statistics, manuals and logs as assigned.
- Assumes responsibility for maintaining a clean, orderly
- Maintains responsibility for own development through active
participation in in-services and/or continuing education
- Observes and reports changes in the patient's health status.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit for up to
ninety minutes at a time. - Be able to tolerate standing for thirty
to forty-five minutes consecutively. - Must be able to use
hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. - Must be able to
use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. - Must have the
ability to lift/move patients up to 300 lbs., push/pull patients
weighing up to 300 lbs. - Must have the ability to lift/move
patients greater 300 lbs. by way of mechanical lift and/or device.
- Must have the ability to frequently stoop/bend, squat, crouch,
kneel and reach above shoulder level. - Must be capable of tactile
sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and
skin temperature. - Must have the ability to hear as it relates to
normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. - Must be
capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth
perception, and peripheral vision. EDUCATION: Two year associates
degree required, four year bachelor's degree preferred. Training
and education in orthotic bracing preferred. TRAINING AND
EXPERIENCE: Current CPR certification. Successful completion of
required affiliations and/or CEU's to maintain licensure.
Certification as an orthotic fitter preferred.
Please complete your application
using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to
-include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years,
including your present employer. - Additionally, you are
-encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history,
education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It
is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion
of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest
in St. Luke's!!
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