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PHYSICAL OCC THERAPY AID

Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/15
Posting End Date: 2024/04/30
Category: Nursing
Sub Category: Health Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Lewiston, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 18.50
Maximum Salary: 0.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity 

Division of Veterans Services 

Competitive wages starting at $18.50/ hour 

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) is looking for exceptional Physical Occupational Therapy Aid (Restorative Aid) at the Veterans Home in Lewiston who can add value to our amazing team. 

We work hard to be team-focused, to celebrate our staff, and to end our workday knowing that we've made a difference in the lives of our residents. We welcome new graduates and seasoned professionals to join our team. We guarantee hours to full-time employees regardless of census. 

Hiring managers are continuously considering applications for this position. Depending on your qualifications, you may be contacted shortly after your application has been submitted. Referred lists will be pulled periodically. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for this position. This job announcement will be closed if the position is filled prior to the closing date.

WE OFFER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BEYOND COMPARE:


 Example of Duties:
Therapy

  • Schedules residents for therapy.
  • Implements physical therapy plans initiated by professional staff, including ambulation, range of motion, and exercise classes. 
  •  Assists residents in the safe practice of therapy plan activities and encourages them to participate.
  • Implements occupational therapy programs initiated by professional staff including feeding, eye/hand coordination, dressing program, and activities of daily living.
  • Prepares equipment and ensures availability of supplies for use in therapy. 
  • Monitors and records residents' participation, responses, and progress. 
  • Instructs residents and families in simple treatment procedures.

Patient care

  • Providing personal hygiene care to geriatric residents. 
  • Taking and recording vital signs. 
  •  Feeding, lifting, positioning, transporting, and escorting residents. 
  •  Reports and documents observations made during direct resident care.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Some knowledge of:

  •  Body mechanics

 

Experience: 

  • Monitoring and recording progress of residents' therapy. 
  • Taking and recording residents' vital signs. 
  • Observing and recording changes in residents' behaviors and symptoms.

 

Certification:

  • Possession of Nursing Assistant Certification and listed on the Idaho State Nurse Aide Registry

Supplemental Information:

EEO Notice:

  • Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. 
  • In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. 
  • If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at 208-334-2263.

Supplemental Questions:

  • All responses to supplemental questions must be supported in the work history, resume and/or education portion of your application.

Clearance:

  • The Idaho Division of Veterans Services requires applicants to pass a criminal background investigation after a conditional offer of employment.

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