Therapy Aide

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN)

At MNRN, we are known for our patient focus and providing exceptional access to the best care. Our reputation makes our employees proud. But that's not enough. Working here, you have the opportunity to continuously improve yourself through the meaningful work, the impact you make, the supportive interactions with fiercely loyal colleagues, and the many ways to learn, through mentorship, a diverse patient population, and exposure to a variety of areas of care.
And finally, our employees can see first-hand how they make their patients' lives better, oftentimes developing deep rooted relationships. We strive to provide the best care to our patients and are dedicated to the betterment of each other and a better you.
Best Care. Better You.
General Summary of Position

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 and will ensure that communal areas and items are sanitized following infection control protocols before and after each use. He/she will also have the opportunity to partake in professional development opportunities offered by MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) and its affiliates.

Qualifications

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 months of experience with patient care is preferred.
LICENSE/CERT/REG: CPR Card; American Heart Association Heart Saver Card
SKILLS: : The ideal candidate in this role must have cultural competence & demonstrated empathy in dealing with a variety of patient populations. He/she must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with patients, caregivers, and other team members.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards while complying with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Provides effective and efficient patient care on the assigned unit/department under the supervision of a Licensed Therapist.
  • Performs non-patient care duties as assigned by the supervisor or therapist to include activities such as maintaining communal therapy areas and coordinating programs as necessary.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, families and all members of the rehabilitation team and reportspertinent signs, symptoms and patient status to the appropriate therapist.

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 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association 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 is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.


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