Occupational Therapy Aide PRN
Washington, DC 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

General Summary of Position
Medstar Health is looking for a Therapy Aide to join our team! We are looking for someone with cultural competence & demonstrated empathy in dealing with a variety of patient populations.

The Therapy Aide provides patient care duties as it relates to therapy in their assigned department, under the direct supervision of a Licensed Therapist. The incumbent will work with a varied patient population and encourage patient participation in programs through organizing various activities. They will ensure that communal areas and items are sanitized following infection control protocols before and after each use. They will also partake in professional development opportunities offered by MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) and its affiliates.

Join one of the largest healthcare systems in the Baltimore-Washington metro region, also recognized as one of the "Healthiest Maryland Businesses". Apply today and learn how MedStar Health can be your next great career move!

Primary Duties:

Provides effective and efficient patient care for the assigned unit/department under the supervision of a Licensed Therapist. Demonstrates competence in the use of equipment to include beds, wheelchairs, environmental control units, lifts, exercise equipment, cleaning chemicals and supplies, assistive devices, stretchers, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), O2 equipment, kitchen appliances and food, & office equipment (computers, telephones, pagers).

Performs non-patient care duties as assigned by the supervisor or therapist to include activities such coordinating programs as necessary and maintaining communal areas in neat & orderly fashion, following appropriate infection control standards.

Communicates effectively with patients, families and all members of the rehabilitation team and reports pertinent signs, symptoms and patient status to the appropriate therapist. Accurately completes written feedback as it relates to patient care & data reports. Maintains & updates an accurate daily schedule and keeps supervisor aware. Prepares materials, projects & equipment for individual and group activities.

Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations and is timely, punctual, and prepared for work assignment and meetings.

Participates in developmental activities for continued professional growth. Takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self. Supports and participates in service goals and operations.


High School Diploma or GED.

American Heart Association Heart Saver Card.

Experience with patient care preferred.

Why MedStar Health?
At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

  • Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
  • Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
  • Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
  • More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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