The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Occupational Therapy Aide in the PT/OT Department. To qualify a High School Diploma or equivalent required. Experience in the application of appropriate application of basic tool use. Some knowledge of basic wheelchair mechanics required. Completion of training in basic wheelchair configurations and adaptations preferred. The ability to lift, push, pull, or move patients and equipment for treatment and patient care responsibilities with or without the use of assistive devices required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of Occupational Therapy services as indicated. Position includes ancillary responsibilities involving the inventory, maintenance transportation and modifications of wheelchairs and other therapeutic equipment. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Patient transportation. Transports patients upon request according to safety and departmental guidelines.
- Clerical and reception activities. Answers the telephone and takes messages accurately. Maintains records and files correctly in each area as needed. Performs errands promptly upon request.
- Surveillance of environmental conditions. Follows established procedures for safety and emergencies. Follows infection control procedures. Follows pest control procedures. Identifies potential hazards and takes appropriate action.
- Maintenance of supplies, equipment, and the unit. Monitors the level of inventory and notifies the supervisor if additional supplies are needed. Maintains all occupational therapy equipment by ensuring the equipment is kept clean and in good working condition. Makes recommendations for the repair or replacement of equipment. Prepares the unit for treatment by keeping it clean, orderly, and free of safety hazards.
- Assistance in OT Treatment. Follows the instructions given by the Occupational Therapist or the Occupational Therapy Assistant.
- Application of functional activities. Uses proper safety measures when facilitating functional activities. Performs accurate follow through as indicated by instruction from the OTR/OTA for specific functional activities for patients.
- Responsible for cleaning of durable medical equipment. Responsible for cleaning all departments W/Cs. Responsible for daily cleaning of all pediatric patient equipment. Responsible for after-use cleaning of all appropriate patient use equipment in designated units. Under the oversight of OTR/COTA of Senior Rehab Technician will modify wheelchairs.
The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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