Rehab Tech – Glenview Outpatient – Full Time – JR-1061017-5904

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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youll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. Youll work in
a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed
through words and actions. Youll contribute to an innovative culture
that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and
compassion. Youll play a role in something thats never been done
before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients
achieve better, faster outcomes – as we Advance Human Ability, together.

Job Description Summary

The Rehabilitation Technician assists patients and patient care team in
preparing for and performing treatment programs and provision of basic
day care support of significant others. Maintains department facilities
and patient care areas and equipment including patient wheelchairs and
positioning equipment daily in a clean and orderly condition.

The Rehabilitation Technician will consistently demonstrate support of
the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values
by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing
respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow
employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the
interest of the institute.

The Rehabilitation Technician will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability,
Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and
Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment
to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Job Description

The Rehabilitation Technician:

– Prepares patients for treatments or evaluation, assisting them as
necessary to undress and don garments or treatment aids.
– Transfers, moves, and ambulates patients to and from department with
wheelchair or stretcher.
– Assists therapist in direct patient care activities such as sensory
stimulation, training programs, gait training.
– Assists therapist in patient care during treatment sessions such
exercise and weight training programs, hydrotherapy, and gait
– Conducts therapeutic regime for patients, which includes reinforcing
learnings in self-care activities such as feeding, dressing, bathing
and memory training.
– Observes patients and reports reactions or changes in condition
immediately to supervising nurse or therapist.
– Fabricates equipment adaptations for patients.
– Maintains adaptive equipment inventory including issuing supplies to
staff and notifying appropriate personnel of deficiencies.
– Maintains clinic area in a neat organized manner and performs
infection control procedures including disinfecting equipment.
– Maintains food inventory for patient use including shopping for
needed supplies, dating, and rotating current supply.
– Performs clerical support when needed including reception duties,
file maintenance, document distribution, library maintenance and
retrieval of medical records.
– Clean and maintain SRAlab rental wheelchairs.
– Delivers/stores supplies and equipment received from Central Supply.
– Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest
of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships

– Reports directly to assigned Clinical Manager

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

– High school diploma or equivalent education.
– 1 year of experience as a physical therapy aide, occupational
therapy aide, or related health care experience with knowledge of
patient care methods procedures and techniques preferred.
– Understanding of the growth and development of adolescent, adult,
and geriatric patients.
– Communicates effectively using erbal, non-verbal and written
– Ability to take ownership for serving the customer, team, and
organization for achieving goals and for resolving problems.
– 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.
– Anticipates assesses and addresses the needs of patients, internal
and external customers to positively influence the patient/customer
experience (directly or indirectly).
– Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting
up to 35 lbs.

Working Conditions

– Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or
extreme temperature.
– Exposure to moderately adverse working conditions in performing
certain patient care activities.
– Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties a

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