ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AIDE
Company: Hospital for Special Care
Location: New Britain
Posted on: November 20, 2022
+ Required: Enrolled in a healthcare related program with one
years' experience working with individuals with disabilities in a
+ Required: Clear and appropriate interpersonal and communication
+ Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions in
+ Valid Driver's License
+ Required: Demonstrated proficiency with computers and system
+ JOB SUMMARY
+ The assistive technology aide provides support to the rehab.
therapy team in providing patients with opportunities to
communicate, learn and access their environment and activities via
technology. The assistive technology aide's duties include both
direct and indirect patient care tasks as assigned by a therapist.
Responsibilities may include: equipment ordering/repair, equipment
maintenance/trouble shooting, technical support with support
personnel such as vendors and engineering staff. Development and
set up of customized features of equipment in patient care areas.
Training of family members and staff related to specialty
equipment. Inventory and organization of equipment and supplies and
other therapeutic tasks deemed appropriate.
+ PHYSICAL DEMANDS
+ Ability to assist with re-positioning of patients following care
for set up of adaptive equipment/assistive technology equipment
+ Endurance for up to one and one-half hour periods of constant
sitting and one hour periods of independent mobility.
+ Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to
20 pounds frequently, to 40 pounds frequently for patient
+ Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the
day for patient transport and mobility activities
+ Frequent need to initiate body positional changes to access
equipment from high and low areas and while providing treatment
+ Intact vision needed for observation of patient's non-verbal
responses and skin assessment. Must be able to initiate and
interpret communication with patient and others.
+ COGNITIVE DEMANDS
+ Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. It
also requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational
skills and the ability to act in some new or unfamiliar situations.
Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete
+ Ability to report patient response, reaction and behavior through
written and oral communication
+ Must be able to initiate and interpret communication with patient
+ Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or
paragraphs and to follow multistage and three step commands.
+ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
+ Obtains, organizes, cleans and competently utilizes equipment and
supplies. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventative
maintenance requirements; following manufacturer; trouble shooting
malfunctions; calling for repairs.
+ Provides set up and break down of assistive technology equipment
according to patient needs
+ Provides services to patients including set up, utilization of
and break down of assistive technology equipment as directed.
+ Maintains accurate logs of all equipment, monitoring for
available stock, and assisting with equipment set up for treatment
sessions as directed.
+ Provides carryover for swallowing and specialized feeding
programs acting as a resource for
frontline staff as needed
+ Assistance and practice in patient utilization of the specialty
equipment under the direction of the therapist.
+ Observes and reports changes in patient condition to appropriate
+ Prioritizes and completes tasks utilizing hospital policies and
procedures/protocols requesting guidance as needed
+ Work with a variety of assistive technology equipment to support
patient utilization acting as a resource for maintenance and
troubleshooting of high and low tech. devices.
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