As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Therapeutic Technician (part time, 20 hours a week) position organizes, prepares and assists in the delivery of patient care services at the Nemours Cherry Hill, NJ location. Assumes primary responsibility to prepare and maintain therapeutic treatment and patient care areas within safety and infection control guidelines. Performs designated pre-planned treatment activities which may include monitoring patients’ independent exercise programs, functional and gross motor activities, and aquatic therapy under direct supervision of a licensed therapist and within the constraints of professional licensure laws. Performs patient check in and scheduling functions. Orders equipment, supplies and materials for the program. Provides additional support to patients during Therapeutic Community Visits under the direct supervision of licensed personnel. Assists in organization and implementation of summer group programs, wellness programs etc.
High School diploma.
Experience in a healthcare setting required.
Previous work with children preferred.
Computer knowledge and skills include Basic word processing, databases and EPIC preferred
Direct Patient Care Responsibilities
Demonstrates proficiency in interacting with all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults.
Maintains patient confidentiality related to conversation, medical records, treatment plans, etc.
Follows basic medical precautions for each patient (for eating, drinking, mobility) and refers appropriately to health care team/treating therapists.
Assists therapists where designated support is needed (e.g., transfers, ambulation practice, etc.)
Performs designated pre-planned treatment activities under the direct supervision of a licensed therapist and within the constraints of professional licensure laws.
Monitors patients’ Independent Exercise Programs as directed by therapist.
Uses machines and tools in a responsible manner adhering to safety practices as outlined by the manufacturer and OSHA standards.
Assist in organization and implementation of group programs, etc.
Indirect Patient Care Responsibilities
Maintains equipment and supplies; orders therapeutic, medical, self-care, and splinting materials, including ordering and laundering of linen supplies.
Monitors temperatures and maintains cleanliness of the patient refrigerator, hot and cold pack machines, dishwasher, and other appliances.
Performs patient check-in and scheduling function when needed.
Completes and maintains CPR training requirements.
Provides orientation, supervision, and guidance to volunteers serving in assigned program area.
Must have the ability to work well with others.
Regular attendance is required.
Good communications skills are required.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.