Rehabilitation Aide/ Technician-Select Physical Therapy-Des Moines, IA

Full Time Regular
450 Laurel Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
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Job Description

The Rehabilitation Aide/ Technician performs a variety of functions relative to the smooth operation of the department and quality patient care.  The position has the responsibility to set up, document, and assist others in the clinic as appropriate, while holding patient care as first priority. 

This includes setting up patients on Video/Educational materials, escorting patients in and out of clinic as well as restroom or car, assisting front office with filing, answering phones, making new charts, etc.  This position is responsible for documentation duties including History as dictated, pulling pending discharges, and assist in filling out progress notes. 

The uniqueness of the position is that we work closely with our orthopedic group and partners assisting in documentation to improve the flow and efficiency of the clinic in addition to working to improve efficiencies in a physical therapy clinic. 


The Rehabilitation Aide/Technician must possess good organizational skills and possess the ability to handle information in a confidential manner.  This person will have a pleasant personality with the ability to establish good working relationships with varying personalities (patients, co-workers, physicians, the public).  This position must exercise discretion and independent judgment, provide regular and direct assistance to the Clinic Team Leader and Office Manager, and perform work, special assignments, and tasks under only very general supervision.  This position does provide direct patient care unless prohibited by law or regulation.


The Physical Therapy Technician position is for someone who is pursuing a career in physical therapy occupational therapy, physical therapist assistant or certified occupational therapy assistant and has made progress towards that degree.  Prior experience in a healthcare facility is also preferred with exposure to patient care.  The Physical Therapy Technician I must have word processing skills, ability to prioritize, judgment and decision making abilities, and must have the ability to handle multiple projects and complete assignments in a timely fashion under frequent and numerous deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift up to 30 pounds 67% to 100% percent of daily tasks.
  • Able to stand, walk, bend, and stoop for 67% to 100% of daily tasks. 

Additional Data

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


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