This is a per diem position working every other weekend and a few shifts during the week.
The Health and Wellness Assistant assists the Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in tasks necessary for the therapists to deliver physical therapy or occupational therapy to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with a variety of physical and mental capabilities. The H & W assistant is also responsible for independently setting up, the treatment area, assisting in the delivery of restorative programs to maintaining function for the patient population that is not appropriate for formal therapy. This person is responsible for directing and instructing other care givers in restorative exercise programs. The H & W assistant will also be in charge of the independent exercise program, including marketing efforts for the program. Also involves clerical and departmental cleaning duties.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED
Minimum two years in a health and wellness related field preferred.
Core classes preferred: physics, medical physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, strength and conditioning, anatomy and physiology, CPR and first aid, and medical terminology.
Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel and power point preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS