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Galveston Therapeutic Assistant - PRN

Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationMoody Neuro Galveston - GALVESTON, TXRemote TypeN/APosition TypePRN (As Needed)Education LevelHigh SchoolSalary RangeUndisclosedTravel PercentageUndisclosedJob ShiftVariableJob CategoryHealth CareDescriptionPHYSICAL LOCATION:Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute in Galveston or as assignedGENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:The Therapeutic Assistant will be responsible for providing 24 hour supervision and documentation of the client's activities in the residential area. Among these duties are observing and documenting client behavior, acting as a role model for clients, interacting with clients, providing the client assistance with activities of daily living, insuring client safety, reinforcing treatment plans and Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute (Moody Neuro) policies, assisting therapy staff with modules, and maintaining various checklists, contracts, and daily log sheets. The Therapeutic Assistant will uphold the mission, philosophy, and goals of the organization while maintaining strict confidentiality of personnel and client data and information in the performance of assigned duties.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Observe, monitor, intervene, document, and report client's social and interpersonal behavior and functional ability to perform as an independent individual in the community setting.To carry out therapeutic activities as designed by the clinical staff and/or the Case Manager.Implement behavior management programs including the levels system.Assist in emergency situations including the implementation of fire alarm and fire drill procedures and the provision of first aid treatment in case of illness or injury.Monitor client self-administration of medications and document on medication sheet.Transport clients to and from appointments, work, field trips, recreation activities, etc.Provide transportation, observation, and documentation of responses on ADL outings such as shopping trips.Assist therapies upon request.Serve as a role model at all times maintaining professional dress and conduct.Implement emergency evacuation procedures, i.e. fire drills, etc.Monitor and assist in residential ADL activities.Maintain accurate documentation and records including seizure reports, ADL check sheets, medication sheets, shift change reports, critical incident reports, client charts, etc.Attend in-services, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings.Maintain confidentiality.Provide safe and secure environment for client.Discharge duties in accordance with Moody Neuro organizational policy, CARF and other accrediting bodies.Other duties as assignedOrganizational Functions:Maintain security of building and grounds as assigned on a 24 hour basis.Maintain appropriate reports and logs, i.e. fire drills and fire alarms.Maintain appropriate records of work schedule on sign-in/out sheets.Minimum QualificationsRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:The ability to work well with other people.Able to stimulate and motivate persons with problems in motivational.Knowledge of social customs and responsibilities.Ability to demonstrate flexibility, innovation and good judgment.Ability to receive and follow instructions accurately.Knowledge of philosophical and ethical considerations in rehabilitation practice.Hold current CPR and first aid certifications.Ability to communicate accurate and pertinent information through documentations.Ability to execute emergency procedures.Ability to work rotating shifts.Ability to assist client with transfer in a wheelchair.Certified in Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)Current/valid Drivers license.Education:High-School Diploma or equivalent. College background helpful; Behavioral Science B.A. preferred. Psychology courses helpful.Experience:Prefer at least two years experience in Residential Behavioral Rehabilitation Program, or one-two years experience with disabled population, dealing with cognitive problem or 30- 60 hours of college will be substituted for experience.DEMANDS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK, EQUIPMENT USAGE, AND WORK ENVIRONMENT.PERCENTAGE OF WORK TIME (34-66%)Standing/WalkingTwistingClimbing (Ascending/Descending)SittingLifting/CarryingPushing/PullingBending/StoopingUsing arm muscles frequently or for extended periodsUsing leg muscles frequently or for extended periodsUsing back muscles frequently or for extended periodsLIFTING REQUIREMENTS - individuals in clinical care positions are required to lift a trainee/client without assistance. (1-33%)2 - 10 Pounds21 - 30 Pounds31 - 40 Pounds41 - 50 PoundsLIFTING REQUIREMENTS - individuals in clinical care positions are required to lift a trainee/client without assistance. (34-66%)11 - 20 Pounds51 - Pounds or moreDOES THIS JOB REQUIRE? (1-33%)Working with or near chemicalsWorking near radiation sourcesPotential exposure to communicable diseasesWorking with hazardous waste materialsUtilizing essential upgraded or adaptive equipment as industry standards requireUsing hand toolsOperating vehiclePotential for cuts and bruisesDOES THIS JOB REQUIRE? (34-66%)Working in hot, cold, wet surroundsWorking outdoorsEXCHANGE OF IDEAS (1-33%)Obtaining impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects with or without adaptive devices. The major visual functions are:Acuity, far - clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.Acuity, near - clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.Depth perception - three-dimensional vision. The ability to judge distance and space relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are they actually are.Field of vision - the area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while the eyes are fixed on a given point.Accommodation - adjustment of the lens of the eye to bring an object into sharp focus. This item is especially important when doing near-point work at varying distances from the eye.Color vision - the ability to identify and distinguish colors.EXCHANGE OF IDEAS (67-100%)Ability to express or exchange ideasAbility to understand communication of others with or without adaptive devices.Regular AttendancePunctualityAbility to do MathLiterate

Keywords: TRANSITIONAL LEARNING CENTER AT GALVESTON, Galveston , Galveston Therapeutic Assistant - PRN, Other , Galveston, Texas

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