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Rehab Tech

Company: Dominican Hospital
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California's Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care comprehensive care in cardiac orthopedics oncology women's and children's services we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. Comprehensive CareDominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican's services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County a Total Joint Replacement program and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives 'A' grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group and has received national recognition for superior patient safety cardiac care and stroke treatment from Healthgrades a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.As Santa Cruz County's heart attack (STEMI) receiving center Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital's heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient's chest.Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.
Position Summary: The Rehabilitation Technician works with a team of clinicians (physical and occupational therapist speech pathologist and registered nurse) who are jointly responsible for the care of rehabilitation patients. The Rehabilitation Technician is an integral part of the team providing personal care specified treatment transportation and general assistance to an assigned group of patients. Responsibilities include following specific treatment plans maintenance of equipment and supplies and the documentation of treatment and charges as appropriate. Under the direct supervision of a registered therapist or nurse demonstrates competency in the delivery of patient care to a general rehabilitation population which can include adult and geriatric patients.

  • Minimum of one-year acute care hospital or rehab setting patient care experience required.
  • Completion of an approved Rehabilitation Aide program or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Ability to perform basic nursing tasks as identified in Rehabilitation Technician competency skills checklist required.
  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant AND / OR successful completion of one year of nursing OT PT or Speech college level course work required.
  • Ability to interpret type and level of patient care ordered record patient vital signs understand and follow basic patient care instructions and perform simple arithmetic calculations in order to take and record patient weight vital signs and graphics (intake/output) required.
  • Current BLS certification required. Preferred:
    • Knowledge of physical occupational speech therapy and nursing principles for the rehabilitation setting preferred.
    • College course work in nursing Physical Speech or Occupational Therapy preferred.
      Pay Range
      $37.92 - $42.88 /hour

Keywords: Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz , Rehab Tech, Healthcare , Santa Cruz, California

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