Therapeutic/Medical Aide II

Recruitment #220201-X11B-04

Introduction


IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving patients or other work related to providing durable medical equipment for clients or assisting professional staff in performing various treatments, such as assisting in surgical units. The primary emphasis is on working with patients or professional staff in carrying out prescribed work assignments as allowed by applicable licensure laws. Incumbents perform a variety of routine tasks in a therapeutic or medical program, which requires a limited knowledge of work procedures and understanding of the materials and equipment.

Typical Functions
Works with patients, individually and in-groups or with professional staff, as directed by supervising therapist to meet goals established by the professional therapy staff or other responsible medical staff.
Prepares and submits routine reports on patient’s attendance, behavior, reaction to work on projects and work accomplishments, as directed by supervising therapist.
Provides assistance in completing surgical procedures, setting up operating room, arranging instruments, assisting surgeon and cleaning and sterilizing instruments and supplies.
Maintains and repairs medical equipment, including electropneumatic controls, x-ray machines, diagnostic equipment and projectors, adapters or modifies various types of durable medical equipment.
Accounts for all working tools, supplies, and equipment in the therapy or surgical area and maintains them in proper working condition.
Assists with treatment planning, scheduling and referral procedures as needed.
Provides service in accordance with programs planned by a professional supervisor.

Level Descriptor
This is the career level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for a full range of duties related to assisting professionals with the treatment of patients and the maintenance of appropriate records of progress or in assisting professional staff in surgical procedures, or in the maintenance of various types of medical equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include a working knowledge of therapy techniques and medical procedures; of the kinds and uses of various therapy and medical equipment; and of methods of preparing materials and equipment for individual and group sessions, and for use in various medical procedures. Ability is required to work effectively with patients; assist professionals with groups; assist professionals with teaching and coaching therapy techniques; to use specified therapy media; to maintain effective working relationships with others, to follow oral and written directions and instructions; and to maintain and keep written records of all treatments and compile these into periodic reports.

Special Requirements
The Department of Veteran Affairs may require some positions to have possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and/or possession of a Class C (CDL) Commercial Drivers License at the time of appointment. ## The Department of Veterans Affairs may require current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in assisting professional staff with therapy or medical aide to patients or repairing therapeutic medical equipment.

Special Requirements
The Department of Veteran Affairs may require some positions to have possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and/or possession of a Class C (CDL) Commercial Drivers License at the time of appointment. ## The Department of Veterans Affairs may require current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.