Altru Health System

Physical Therapy Support Aide - School to Career - Physical Therapy - Hospital

Grand Forks, ND
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Feb 21, 2018
Job Type
Note to students: Application Deadline: March 23, 2018
Hourly Rate: $10
Start date: June 11, 2018 (June 11-June 13 is required New Employee orientation)

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and a junior or senior during the 2018/2019 school year at a Grand Forks high school. Please complete a separate application for each School to Career position as well as completing the packet at your school's Career office.


  • Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission, vision and values of Altru Health System.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Physical Medicine and Therapy Services (PMTS) Support Associate

  • Reports any changes observed in condition or behavior to a Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist according to standard operating procedure.
  • Assists with activities of daily living (ADL) training in accordance with Standards of Care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of location and use of basic and special equipment, i.e., walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, O 2 - portable and wall, and etc. Performs equipment cleaning, adjusting, and set-up according to established guidelines.
  • Assists with proper transferring techniques and precautions correlating to surgical procedures and co-existing diagnosis.
  • Assists with proper weight-bearing and self-care techniques with precautions correlating to surgical procedure and co-existing diagnosis. Assists with gait, reinforcing proper patterns and sequencing.

As an Altru employee we contribute to our culture each day and demonstrate that culture through the experience we create for each other, our patients and their families, and referring physicians. Key to creating a culture that delivers high quality and reliable care is having a core set of behavior standards. Our standards, represented by the acronym I AM ALTRU, remind us every day to commit to and live those standards.

  • Integrity: We will always do the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Acknowledge: We will create a welcoming, healing environment.
  • Meaningful: We will provide an exceptional patient experience.
  • Accountable: We will accept responsibility for our actions and behaviors.
  • Listen: We will listen and seek to understand.
  • Team: We will work together to deliver world-class care.
  • Respect: We will treat each other with respect.
  • Understand: We will seek to understand and respond genuinely.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be entering the junior or senior year in high school