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PT/OT Aide, PRN at Shepherd Center

PT/OT Aide, PRN

Shepherd Center Atlanta, GA Full-Time
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.

Join us in our mission to help people with a temporary or permanent disability, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life.

At Shepherd Center, you'll discover a diverse and inclusive environment, enlightened leadership, a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect. If you are seeking career advancement, continuing education opportunities coupled with a welcoming and fun workplace, competitive compensation and employment benefits, visit our careers page to explore current openings.

Why Shepherd Center

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Shepherd Center which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 BEST rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. Shepherd is the only rehabilitation facility in the nation with an intensive care unit and medical components on-site, allowing us to begin the rehabilitation process sooner than other rehabilitation hospitals.

Our organization offers a full range of clinical specialties. Aides have the opportunity to work in outpatient or inpatient setting depending on available openings. Our on-site education and in-service opportunities make it possible for you to meet re-licensure needs while expanding your professional knowledge and skills. Backed by Shepherd's commitment to education and professional development, you will be empowered to pursue opportunities in education, process improvement, research and leadership.

We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all departments, you'll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Shepherd Center, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

What You'll Be Doing

At Shepherd Center, our expert clinicians help patients get the most out of rehabilitation. In fact, our patients are more independent and have better outcomes than the national average. As a PT/OT Aide at Shepherd, you will be part of an amazing team committed to helping people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life.

The PT and OT Aide assists the Physical and Occupational Therapists to prepare the environment and the patient for routine care and assists the patient with routine activities of daily living as determined in treatment plan. All activities are performed under the direct supervision of a licensed OTR, PT, COTA, or PTA. This hands-on role contributes to the improvement of patient experience through rehabilitation services. This collaborative role addresses and resolves issues in order to facilitate patient recovery.

Department

Our organization offers a full range of clinical specialties. Therapists have the opportunity to work in outpatient or inpatient setting depending on available openings.

Schedule

Supplemental/ Per Diem

Hours/Pay Period

Day Shift/Varied

Schedule Details

Minimum of 40 hours per calendar year. Help during major holidays.

Weekend Schedule

Some Saturday coverage may be necessary depending upon the requirements of the department.

Benefits Eligible

No

Required Minimum Education

BLS required after appropriate time frame.

Required Minimum Certification

No minimum certifications

Required Minimum Experience

Previous therapy aide or clinical/healthcare experience preferred.

Required Minimum Skills

* Basic computer skills.
* This is a support role that requires an individual to be able to interact directly with patients in a positive and supportive manner.
* Ability to learn and operate therapy equipment.
* Must display knowledge of growth, development and the ability to obtain, interpret and disseminate information in terms of age specific patient needs (adolescent, adult and geriatric.
* Ability to follow instructions and problem solve.
* Takes responsibility for growing professionally and seek opportunities for improving skills.
* Communicates effectively using timely verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
* Willingly adapts to changing work demands and work environment.
* Demonstrates critical thinking skills and makes sound judgments to monitor and respond to patient needs or changes in condition.
* Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date.
* Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements by determined due date.

Preferred Qualifications

* Previous experience with patients with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury Stroke, Concussion and Vestibular Disorders.
* A bachelor's degree in exercise science, health science, biology or related field of study preferred.

Physical Demands

* Uses body, tools, or special devices to safely, effectively, and efficiently to move, guide, or place patients. Involves some latitude for judgement with regard to precision attained and the selection of what adaptive device(s) to utilize.
* Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting up to 30 lbs.
* Repetitive lifting, moving, squatting, kneeling, and crawling physical requirements.

Working Conditions

* Normal patient care environment.
* Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.
* Some potential exposure to infectious viruses.

Required Minimum Education

A bachelor's degree in exercise science, health science, biology or related field of study.

Required Minimum Certification

No minimum certifications

Required Minimum Experience

Previous therapy aide or clinical/healthcare experience preferred.

Required Minimum Skills

* Basic computer skills.
* This is a support role that requires an individual to be able to interact directly with patients in a positive and supportive manner.
* Ability to learn and operate therapy equipment.
* Must display knowledge of growth, development and the ability to obtain, interpret and disseminate information in terms of age specific patient needs (adolescent, adult and geriatric.
* Ability to follow instructions and problem solve.
* Takes responsibility for growing professionally and seek opportunities for improving skills.
* Communicates effectively using timely verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
* Willingly adapts to changing work demands and work environment.
* Demonstrates critical thinking skills and makes sound judgments to monitor and respond to patient needs or changes in condition.
* Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date.
* Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements by determined due date.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with patients with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury Stroke, Concussion and Vestibular Disorders.

Physical Demands

* Uses body, tools, or special devices to safely, effectively, and efficiently to move, guide, or place patients. Involves some latitude for judgement with regard to precision attained and the selection of what adaptive device(s) to utilize.
* Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting up to 30 lbs.
* Repetitive lifting, moving, squatting, kneeling, and crawling physical requirements.

Working Conditions

* Normal patient care environment.
* Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.
* Some potential exposure to infectious viruses.

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