Duke University
March 17, 2023
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Work Arrangement:

Requisition Number: 207229

Regular or Temporary: Regular


Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: DUKE HOSPITAL

Date: Feb 14, 2023

Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Occ Summary

Perform moderatelyskilled work aiding phys icaltherapists,occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists (ifapplicable) with departmental operating procedures and patienttreatm ent.

Work Performed

Level IPerform patient related t asksand instruction, in whichemployee has attained competence, as specif ically designated by thetherapist.Prepare patient and treatment area for care, aidtherapist with patient care under direct and/or indirectsupervision.Meet all competency skills for Therapy Aide LevelI.Utilize correct sterile technique when assisting with woundcare and dressing changes.Tr ansport patients to proper locationaccording to the daily time schedule utilizing all necessary safetyprecautions in all areas of the hospital a srequested.Transport, transfer, and/or assist patient in and outof wheel chair, bed, tilt table, or stretcher safely and without unduediscomfort topatient. Assist in scheduling inpatients andoutpatients as needed.Arra ngeschedule so patients will arrivein the department for their scheduled visit: delays will be reported tothe therapists no later than the schedu led time of expectedarrival.Assist patients as necessary for transfers,d ressingand toileting.Assist in the maintenance, care, and cleaning ofequ ipment and supplies.Demonstrate knowledge of and utilizesgood body mecha nics.Understand oxygen procedures in transportof patients.Transport/deli ver equipment, records, mail/messagesin a timely manner as requested ora ccording to daily schedule.Manage or assist with control of linen andsup ply inventory asrequested to include Organize and stock inventory system atically andefficiently; check inventory levelson a daily basis or acco rding toarea standard and place as needed, and check orders receivedfora ccuracy and damage.Consistently meet patient care productivitystandards for job classification.Work cooperatively with peersto contribute tothe overall productivity of the team.Activelysupport and participate incross coverage efforts in thedepartment/division.Report patient responses/rea ctions totreatment.Complete activity logs, safety logs, stamped patienta ttendance information, and other projects as assigned.Postchargesand ass ist with phone and front office coverage asneeded.Communicate with patie ntand staff in courteous,respectful, and supportive manner.Respond promp tly to requestsfor assistance in a cooperative and enthusiasticmanner.As sistwith orientation and training of volunteers assigned to PT,OT, orSLP .Participate in review of activities and processes for areaofwork; assis tin implementing changes to effect continual improvementin services prov ided; and complywith regulatory and legalrequirements.LevelII In additio n to duties described inLevel I, performs the following:Aid with and co- treat on morecomplex therapy procedures appropriate for non-licensed sta ff,including independent performance of some treatment techniques withon -site supervision.Manage custom supply orders, including:delivery tracki ng, sending packing slips to procurement, and processingreturns in appro priate and timely manner.Check equipmentroutinely to ensure proper opera tion and follows procedures fornotification, repair, replacement.Consist ently meet patientcare productivity standards for job classification.Dis playflexibility in scheduling.Report patient responses/reactions totreat ment, document in medical record as appropriate, and ensureco-documentat ion and co-signature of supervisingtherapist.Provide on-site supervision to assignedaides.Organize workload for assigned staff infair andequitabl e way.Assist with orientation and training of level Iaides and volunteer s assigned to PT, OT, or SLP.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilitie s

Levels I and IIBasic computer skills, abilityto learn and useD UHS computer system programs.Knowledge and ability to learn sometherapyp rinciples, techniques, methods and modalities and their properapplicatio n.Knowledge and ability to learn some basic skeletalbiomechanics.Knowledge and ability to learn basic functionalanatomy and physiology.Knowledge and ability to properly applyphysical therapy principles and practices in the rehabilitation ofpatients.Knowledge and abilityto apply properbod y mechanics andsafety.Knowledge and ability to provide personal services forpatients and care for equipment and supplies.Ability to understand,f ollow and communicate/relate oral and written instructions andpertinent information accurately.Ability to use tact and diplomacyin dealing with patients, staff, and the public.Ability toestablishand maintain effectiv e working relationships with patients,visitors, andother employees.

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Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications Education

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. One year rehabilitative services experience or equivalent education preferred. Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or Licensure/Certification asAthletic 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.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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