Chiropractor assistants are in charge of providing chiropractors with necessary tools and supplies as they are required. They are responsible for providing excellent customer service to all patients, interacting with clients and understanding their needs. They are in charge of placing patients on therapy equipment as well. Their main responsibilities also include performing filling and data entry, as well as provide a clean, sanitary, and healthy service environment. They maintain equipment by keeping it clean and order new supplies as required.
Other tasks performed by chiropractor assistants include working to increase patient recovery, monitoring patient results, and using a personal computer to record patient interactions and input treatment notes. They must be able to explain the value and need for each therapeutic exercise in non-technical terms to clients. In addition, these assistants check patients in and out of the office and set up next appointments. Chiropractor assistants administer manual resistant exercises within the patients' treatment plan for a faster recovery. As part of their main duties, they also record and submit proper patient documentation to the chiropractor. They report their progress to the chiropractor in their organization.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally needed for this job. In addition, previous experience in a related role is typically required or preferred. Chiropractor assistants must be organized individuals that can multitask effectively on a variety of projects. They need to work well in a team setting, as well as perform efficiently on their own with minimal supervision.
Chiropractor Assistant Tasks
Supervise patient during procedures, informing doctor of any changes or issues.
Assist doctor performing chiropractic patient therapy and rehabilitation techniques.
Perform electrical stimulation, ultrasound and hot and cold pack applications.