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Rehab Aide

Needham, Massachusetts
Job Type
19 May 2023
Outstanding opportunity for a full time Rehab Aide for our Needham and Dedham, MA physical therapy clinics. The rehab aide will be responsible for assisting in the preparation and execution of patient treatment and maintaining therapeutic equipment in a Physical Therapy setting.

Position Summary

As a Rehab Aid at Bay State, you will be assisting in the preparation and execution of patient treatment, maintaining therapeutic equipment, and assisting the front desk in a Physical Therapy setting under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

Essential Functions

Clinical: Assists the Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants by:

Maintains a high level of customer service by greeting and introducing oneself to patients prior to beginning interaction with the patients.
Prepares patients with heat/ice before treatments as appropriate.
Assists the PT or PTA while performing therapeutic exercise elements of treatment including providing equipment to patient, helping patient to follow therapeutic exercise sequencing as prescribed by PT, and providing exercise cuing for form when needed.
Performs treatment space maintenance after each patient treatment by cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces; changing table paper and pillowcases and ensuring treatment areas are always stocked with towels and related supplies.
Performs general light cleaning such as washing, drying, folding, and putting away laundry, organizing equipment and supplies, and vacuuming as needed.
Sets up exercise equipment in treatment areas as needed by pushing, wheeling, or carrying equipment.
Maintains inventory of supplies.

Administrative: Assists the Front Desk Staff by:

Schedules patients for follow up visits as laid out per PT prescribed plan of care.
Able to answer multiple phone lines, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel as needed.
Takes and delivers messages or transfers calls to voice mail when appropriate personnel are unavailable.
Answers questions about organization and provides callers with address, directions, and other information while keeping PHI secure.
Welcomes on-site visitors, determines nature of business, and announces visitors to appropriate personnel.
Schedules patients for appointments and "re-call" appointments in an efficient and productive manner; including confirming initial evaluations 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

In addition:

Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
Complies with all company policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned.


Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong customer service skills
Ability to work varying hours throughout the week
Able to maintain confidentiality
Strong organization and time management skills
Professional demeanor
Strong computer skills
Able to handle some heavy lifting, up to 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Environment and/or Physical Factors

This position works in an indoor clinic setting, with direct exposure to co-workers and patients in close proximity. This position may be required to wear personal protective equipment. The environment is clean and temperature controlled.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility - The ability to move independently, stand, sit, bend, twist, reach, squat, kneel, climb, jump, or other bodily movements for prolonged periods of time.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) or at a distance.
Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to 25 pounds. May be required to lift over 25 pounds with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift.
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.


This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform; the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Additionally, the company reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. Bay State Physical therapy is an at-will employer. This means that either the employee or the corporation may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice. Nothing in this job description shall limit the right to terminate employment at-will. No officer, employee or representative of the corporation is authorized to enter into an agreement-express or implied-with any employee for employment for a specified period of time unless such an agreement is in a written contract signed by the president of the corporation. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, absent undue hardship.
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