Covenant Health

Job Title
Mobility Tech
ID
3560530
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
PHYSICAL THERAPY

Overview

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Mobility Tech - Physical Therapy

PRN/OCC, Day Shift

Must be available for some evening hours as well as working one weekend shift a month.

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Physical Therapy:

The Physical Therapy Department provides care to patients in all areas of the hospital including the medical and orthopedic units and is very involved in the Early Mobilization program in our Critical Care Unit.  We also serve patients in the Senior Behavioral Health Unit (SBU) treating geriatric patients that have varied diagnoses ranging from cognitive/behavioral disorders to dementia. The PT Department operates 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., with some later evening hours based on patient needs to accommodate day of surgery orthopedic patients. There are two PT Departments; one is located on the 5th floor of the Montvue Tower to serve our medical patients and one on the 3rd floor of the new Dogwood Tower to serve the orthopedic patients.  Both PT Departments have full bathrooms with safety equipment installed as well as practice stairs for patients that will be going home and have steps to navigate. Our PT Department is very family-oriented and thrives on teamwork and collaboration. We have a department of over 35 PTs and PTAs that have a variety of experience from one year to over thirty.  Our staff sees patients with a wide variety of diagnoses including neuro, vestibular, vascular, cardiac and orthopedic. It is a fast-paced, high energy environment working with a variety of practitioners and medical staff to provide excellent care for all of the patients we serve.

 

Position Summary:

Assists with mobility of patients; consisting of transfers out of bed and walking in room and in hallways.

Responsibilities

  • Receives assignment from nursing or therapy designee.
  • Performs assigned mobility tasks with proper body mechanics and safe technique.
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner.
  • Communicates effectively with patients and other staff.
  • Remains focused on assisting patients with transfers and mobilization; may include toileting patients.
  • Assists with educating other hospital staff with proper transfer techniques as well as using the hospital lifting equipment to prevent staff and patient injury.
  • Demonstrates ongoing competency in use of proper transfers and use of lifting equipment.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Experience: None

 

Licensure Requirement: CPR Required

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