A rehabilitation aide must work to assist a physical therapist and provide the best experience possible for patients receiving therapy. He/she prepares, cleans and maintains the work area as well as disinfect equipment after each use in preparation for the next patient. A rehabilitation aide must also be able to perform a number of other tasks including transporting patients to and from treatment areas, performing clerical duties, taking inventory, ordering and stocking supplies, answering the telephone and taking messages to ensure everything is in order and prepared for the physical therapist. He/she must be professional and capable of interacting with patients in order to insure the most efficient therapy experience.
Rehabilitation Aide Tasks
Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
Prepare, clean and maintain work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
Perform clerical duties; take inventory, order and stock supplies, answer telephone, take messages and complete forms.
Under close supervision of a physical therapist, occupation therapist or rehab team member prepare the patient and administer treatment therapy.