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PT/OT Technician

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Location: Houston TX

Company Name: Houston Methodist

Occupational Category: 29-2056.00,Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Date Posted: 2020-02-10

Valid Through: 2020-03-11

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F
Job Summary


At Houston Methodist, the Physical/Occupational Therapist Technician (PT/OT Tech) is responsible for assisting PT/OT staff and members of the direct patient team with treatment procedures as assigned under the direct supervision of a licensed staff either in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Performs delegated activities that include but are not limited to: patient mobility, assist patient in practicing exercises or functional activities, transport patients to and from treatment areas, equipment inspection and maintenance, supply procurement and stocking, infection control processes, and variety of basic office functions. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to rehabilitation standards and guidelines established by the department to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. The PT/OT Technician is a member of the direct patient care team.

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
-INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
-COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
-ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
-RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
-EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
oFocuses on patient/customer safety
oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20 %
1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
2.Serves as resource to co-workers, may teach and provide guidance to other technicians. May participate in the orientation of new team members. (EF)

SERVICE - 20 %
1.Under supervision, assists with delegated treatment plan activities that include but are not limited to: patient mobility, assist patient in practicing exercises or functional activities, transport patients to and from treatment areas, equipment inspection and maintenance, infection control processes, supply procurement, and variety of basic office functions. Assists and provides information related to re-enforcing safety awareness and home exercise program for patients. (EF)
2.Prepares work areas and equipment such as but not limited to: cleaning/disinfecting, gathering equipment, materials, and supplies to the appropriate work areas. (EF)

1.Collaborates and communicates with the healthcare team patient¿s response to delegated activities. Gathers patient information prior to assign patient¿s treatment session. (EF)
2.Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)

FINANCE - 20 %
1.Uses resources efficiently to maximize utilization of time and equipment. Meets labor productivity standards by effectively managing established daily responsibilities and assignments. (EF)
2.Assists on gathering data for quality improvement projects, daily charge reconciliation for productivity and inventory of supplies in the department. May if requested, maintain accurate and complete documentation of patient care procedures performed. (EF)
3.Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize tasks for self.

1.Participates in departmental projects and hospital committees. (EF)
2.Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a PT/OT Technician.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

oHigh School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)

oExperience not required; experience in a healthcare setting highly preferred

oAmerican Heart Association BLS

oDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
oSufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
oAbility to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
oExhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.
oPossesses proficient computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems and standard Rehabilitation equipment.
oDemonstrate professional and technical competence in the following of treatment plans.


Work AttireYes/No
Uniform No
Business professionalNo
Other (dept approved) Yes

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
• Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area
• *Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________
Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world