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Ambulation Assistant

Company: Rochester General Health System
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Scope of responsibility is on the Medical Surgical units. Provide patient assistance of ambulation under the direction of RN/ Clinical staff. Collaborate with nursing staff and Physical Therapy department to identify high priority patients in need of ambulation and mobility. Verification of activity orders for patients and execution of expected order. Identification and intervention of turning and positioning for each individual patient in need. Provide superior customer service by modeling the Brand Promise and Core Values.

STATUS: Full Time

DEPARTMENT: General Medicine



  • Understanding of Infection control, urinary care, preventative skin care, and appropriate communication of each to Nursing staff.
  • Communicates professionally with patients, families, and all others of the healthcare team.
  • Documents and records appropriately in the electronic record.
  • Full understanding and appropriate use of mobility and lift devices.
  • Follows the safety initiatives for the hospital.
  • Ambulates patients per activity order on all the acute inpatient units. Patients who are unable to ambulate and are ordered bed to chair will be stood and range of motion done.
  • Coordinates with Physical Therapy department priority patients for ambulation.
  • At times Ambulation Assistant will be asked to assist with activities of daily living and patient care when necessary, including but not limited to, positioning, toileting, peri care, vital skins as requested or directed.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Six months experience as a Patient Care Technician.
  • Demonstrates proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.

Keywords: Rochester General Health System, Rochester , Ambulation Assistant, Other , Rochester, New York

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