Rehabilitation Therapy Aide – The University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA

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The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Rehabilitation Therapies is seeking a Rehabilitation Therapy Aide who under the supervision of a therapist will perform designated tasks related to the services provided by the Department of Rehab Therapies. This position will be assigned to the inpatient units and the outpatient clinic.
  • Under the direction of a physical therapist, perform select exercises with patients who are recovering from neurologic/ orthopedic injuries/surgeries; assist patients with cystic fibrosis with airway clearance techniques and monitoring aerobic exercise.
  • Gather and prepare equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, etc.) for the therapy session.
  • Assist the therapist by moving equipment (IV poles, wheelchairs, etc.) while the therapist mobilizes the patient.
  • Assist the therapist in mobilizing patients.
  • Prepares, maintains, and cleans treatment areas.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Pay Grade: 03

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to read, write, and follow directions

Desirable Qualifications

  • Prefer high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience providing direct patient care to acute care inpatients.
  • Experience providing techniques designed to clear airways (chest percussion, vibrating vest, coughing, etc.)
  • Experience monitoring patients during aerobic exercise.
  • Experience assisting patients in functional activities (getting in/out of bed, transferring, walking).

Application Process:

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.