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Rehabilitation Aide

  • Job ID: 958189541
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Weekdays till 6pm with Weekend rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hanover
  • Department: Physical Therapy
  • Location: 300 Highland Avenue, Hanover PA 17331
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15 to $21.66 / hour


This is a full-time Rehab Aide position assisting and supporting therapists and trainers at UPMC Hanover, Medical Fitness Center, and UPMC Memorial.

Assists in the provision of patient care under the direct supervision of the licensed clinical staff, including OT, PT, SLP, PTA, and COTA, and following practicing state's acts for those disciplines. Provides both clinical and clerical support as required by the facility. May include transporting patients as necessary in a safe, comfortable, courteous, timely, and professional manner via prescribed transport vehicles. May assist in the training of therapy volunteers.



  • Completes assigned clerical duties such as daily logs, registration, filing patients' charges, and scheduling both in and outpatients as requested.
  • Maintains adequate medical supplies. Performs weekly inventory of medical supplies and informs or assists the secretary of supplies that need to be ordered.
  • Competently applies modalities and supports patient care in a manner consistent with the Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy Practice Acts of practicing state.
  • Assists in the orientation and mentoring of newly hired aides and therapy volunteer as requested.
  • Notifies health care team members of patients whereabouts, including but not limited to when/where the patient is available for treatment or returned to their room while ensuring that all safety measures are reviewed and applied appropriately (e.g., in bed with call bell & phone within safe reach, safety restraints, wall oxygen, bed rails, etc.).
  • Consistently reports working for regularly scheduled shifts while adhering to designating start and stop times of shifts and breaks.
  • All other duties as requested.
  • Prepares and maintains the work area in a neat and orderly fashion as directed by the licensed clinician and following regulatory standards. Cleans equipment and patient care areas per approved standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of all safety, fire, evacuation, emergency care, and disaster policies and procedures, including proper body mechanics and lifting techniques.
  • Assists with transfer and set up of patients as requested by staff within the occupational, speech and physical therapy, and nursing departments.
  • Checks in and escorts patient to appropriate treatment areas informs attending therapist of patient's presence in the clinic and awaits further direction from therapist on the next steps in patient's activities for that session.
  • Transports patients and equipment via prescribed vehicles between patient units, treatment centers, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and professional manner.
  • Assists the licensed clinicians with the nontreatment aspects of therapy services, following universal precautions, in a manner that is consistent with our core values, and consistent with the Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy Practice Acts of practicing state.
  • Answers telephone calls to the department politely and professionally. Takes messages, provides information and transfers calls as needed.
  • Discusses the care of patients with licensed clinicians before initiating patient activities. Also may assist with patient activity on the nursing unit. (i.e. ding room on call bells)
  • Documents statistics, activities, exercises, and outcomes as directed by the licensed clinician.
  • Consistently informs the attending licensed clinician of the patient's verbal and non-verbal response to treatment.
  • Maintains an adequate supply of linen necessary for the daily functioning of the department. Receives and stores linen.



  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Previous experience as a therapy technician or nursing assistant is preferred.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service.
  • Must possess an awareness of patient age-related differences.
  • Must be able to read medical record documents.
  • Must have strong planning/organization skills, be able to tolerate stressful situations, and be adaptable to changing needs.
  • Must possess the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of problems that may occur in clinical situations, such as predetermined vital signs and patient symptoms that need to be communicated with the therapist.
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population, including but not limited to our patients, healthcare team, coworkers, supervisors, and all members of the Corporate Management Team in a manner that is consistent with our core values of caring & listening, dignity & respect, excellence & innovation, quality & safety, and responsibility & integrity.
  • Must adhere to all policies and procedures of UPMC and CRS. Must complete all mandatory competencies for system, CRS business unit, and/or facility.
  • Must complete CRS Orientation, Facility-specific Orientation, and Department Specific Orientation(s) where appropriate.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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