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Therapy Assistant

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Battle Creek VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Therapy Assistant. The Therapy Assistant will function in Physical Rehabilitation/Specialty Service. [ "The incumbent will function as a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant (RTA) for physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy and will include aquatic rehabilitation responsibilities. Assignments may be rotated to include outpatient, inpatient acute, inpatient mental health (IMH) or the Community Living Center (CLC). Providing regular, recurring, and diversified treatment to maintain or improve the Veterans general state of physical and /or mental health, following a treatment plan completed by a Physical Therapist (PT) , Occupational Therapist (OT) or Kinesiotherapist (KT). Supervising activity and exercise programs, adjusting approach and technique to enable safe Veteran participation. Recognizing negative or adverse effects that lead to modification of treatment plan and provide feedback to the evaluating clinician, supervisor and / or team member as appropriate. Working together or co-treating with professional clinical staff for Veterans with complex presentation. Assisting with transporting or escorting Veterans to and from PR departments and must be prepared to provide intervention, observe for and adapt to unpredictable behavior. Assisting Veterans in and out of bed, cars, restrooms, treatment areas and vehicles. Documenting in the medical record and detailing treatment, progress, response to treatment, time spent, DME issued, according to the Medical Center policy and the Joint Commission. Rotating to the pool deck to function as a lifeguard will occur on a regular basis. Monitoring activities in the aquatic environment to prevent accidents and aid Veterans/swimmers and clinical staff. Providing caution related to unsafe conditions. Rescuing swimmers in danger of drowning and administering first aid as necessary. Maintaining order in the aquatic environment. Please Note: Incumbent must obtain a valid lifeguard certification within six months of starting this position. Failure to maintain Lifeguard Certification will result in removal from this position. Incumbent will be required to sign a Statement of Understanding prior to appointment acknowledging this requirement. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Therapy Assistant/PD91205-A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Battle Creek , Therapy Assistant, Other , Battle Creek, Michigan

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