Canastota, NY 13032

Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.


This is a non-technical position involving the performance of routine housekeeping and helper tasks including but not limited to some patient care duties as well as clerical duties. The work is performed under the instruction and supervision of a qualified physical therapist and depending on the staffing patterns, a physical therapy assistant. Incumbents receive on the job training in routine physical therapy related duties and procedures. Supervision of the work of others is not a responsibility of employees in this class. The physical therapy aide works at the outpatient facilities and on occasion at the extended care facility. The physical therapy aide does related work as required. The schedule is part-time temporary.

Job Responsibilities

1. Prepares patients for treatment and transports or accompanies them to treatment areas.

2. Prepares, sets up and maintains physical therapy treatment areas and equipment relative to physical therapist’s direction.

3. Assists patients with exercise movements or changing position during treatment.

4. Records charges on each patient relative to their billing and enters data into computer; performs double checks of such charges with appropriate procedures.

5. Communicates regularly with appropriate staff regarding patient care, scheduling.

6. Is in accordance with HIPPA regulations regarding protected patient information.

7. Helps patients carry out their maintenance programs as directed by a Physical Therapist.

8. Cleans, repairs and maintains physical therapy equipment and supplies.

9. Pool testing up to 3x per day and is responsible for documentation for testing, storing of testing equipment and associated chemicals; assists in pool cleaning and maintenance.

10. Assists in maintaining the inventory of physical therapy supplies and equipment.

11. Observes patients for safety and comfort and notifies Physical Therapist or Assistant of and changes in patient’s condition.

12. Assists a physical therapist or assistant in restorative and rehabilitative treatments.

13. Maintains records pertaining to treatment plans within Medicare guidelines. Responsible for faxing, tracking, obtaining signatures, scanning and filing of such plans of care.

14. Coverage of front desk tasks including opening or closing department, preparing schedules, answering phones and maintaining the flow of business.

15. Maintains statistics of patients, visits and charges.

16. Opens and closes the department.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma
  • CNA or 2 years of Healthcare experience


Experience with direct patient care and medical administrative work required

  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of the basic principles and practices of physical therapy
  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of the care and storage of apparatus and equipment used in physical therapy
  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of the problems and attitudes of the ill,aged and handicapped persons
  • Ability to learn and carry out assigned duties and ability to multitask duties
  • Ability to prepare and maintain simple non- medical forms and reports
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain working relationships
  • Good communication skills and ability to understand oral and written instructions
  • Must have computer skills relative to the electronic record, scheduling and registration
  • Physical condition commensurate with demands of the position including ability to support and assist with lifting adult patients

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