Therapy Aide - Duke Raleigh Hospital - 16 hrs/week, Fri 8 hrs + Sat 8 hrs - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Raleigh, North Carolina

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

Occ Summary

Perform moderately skilled work aiding physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists (if applicable) with departmental operating procedures and patient treatment.

Work Performed

Level I Perform patient related tasks and instruction, in which employee has attained competence, as specifically designated by the therapist. Prepare patient and treatment area for care, aid therapist with patient care under direct and/or indirect supervision. Meet all competency skills for Therapy Aide Level I. Utilize correct sterile technique when assisting with wound care and dressing changes. Transport patients to proper location according to the daily time schedule utilizing all necessary safety precautions in all areas of the hospital as requested. Transport, transfer, and/or assist patient in and out of wheelchair, bed, tilt table, or stretcher safely and without undue discomfort to patient. Assist in scheduling inpatientsand outpatients as needed. Arrange schedule so patients will arrive in the department for their scheduled visit: delays will be reported to the therapists no later than the scheduled time of expected arrival. Assist patients as necessary for transfers, dressing and toileting. Assist in the maintenance, care, and cleaning of equipment and supplies. Demonstrate knowledge of and utilizes good body mechanics. Understand oxygen procedures in transport of patients. Transport/deliver equipment, records,mail/messages in a timely manner as requested or according to daily schedule. Manage or assist with control of linen and supply inventory as requested to include Organize and stock inventory systematically and efficiently; check inventory levels on a daily basis or according to area standard and place as needed, and check orders received for accuracy and damage. Consistently meet patient care productivity standards for job classification. Work cooperatively with peers to contribute to the overall productivity of the team. Actively support and participate in cross coverage efforts in the department/division. Report patient responses/reactions to treatment. Complete activity logs, safety logs, stamped patient attendance information, and other projects as assigned. Post charges and assist with phone and front office coverage as needed. Communicate with patient and staff in courteous, respectful, and supportive manner. Respond promptly to requests for assistance in a cooperative and enthusiastic manner. Assist with orientation and training of volunteers assigned to PT, OT, or SLP. Participate in review of activities and processes for area of work; assist in implementing changes to effect continual improvement in services provided; and comply with regulatory and legal requirements. Level II In addition to duties described in Level I, performs the following: Aid with and co-treat on more complex therapy procedures appropriate for non-licensed staff, including independent performance of some treatment techniques with on-site supervision. Manage custom supply orders, including: delivery tracking, sending packing slips to procurement, and processing returns in appropriate and timely manner. Check equipment routinely to ensure proper operationand follows procedures for notification, repair, replacement. Consistently meet patient care productivity standards for job classification. Display flexibility in scheduling. Report patient responses/reactions to treatment, document in medical record as appropriate, and ensure co-documentation and co-signature of supervising therapist. Provide on-site supervision to assigned aides. Organize workload for assigned staff in fair and equitable way. Assist with orientation and training of level I aides and volunteers assigned to PT, OT, or SLP.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Levels I and II patients. Ability to Basic computer skills, ability to learn and use DUHS computer system programs. Knowledge and abilityto learn some therapy principles, techniques, methods and modalities and their proper application. Knowledge and ability to learn some basic skeletal biomechanics. Knowledge and ability to learn basic functional anatomy and physiology. Knowledge and ability to properly apply physical therapy principles and practices in the rehabilitation of Knowledge and ability to apply proper body mechanics and safety. Knowledge and ability to provide personal services for patients and care for equipment and supplies. Ability to understand, follow and communicate/relate oral and written instructions and pertinent information accurately. Ability to use tact and diplomacy in dealing with patients, staff, and the public. establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, visitors, and other employees.

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Level I Level II Graduation from high school or GED; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or Licensure/Certification as Athletic Trainer or Massage Therapist, or at least three years relevant experience as rehab aide/tech.


Level I Level II Successful completion of an on-the-job training period, rendering competency in performance of required duties after a specified period of time. Oneyear rehabilitative services experience or equivalent education preferred. Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or Licensure/Certification as Athletic Trainer or Massage Therapist, or at least three years relevant experience as rehab aide/tech.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Levels I and II BCLS certification or obtain within first three months of employment.


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Raleigh, North Carolina

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