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Therapy Aide -Therapeutic Recreation Job in Columbus, Ohio US

Job Summary

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc
Columbus, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
Job Reference Code

Therapy Aide -Therapeutic Recreation

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Therapy Aide -Therapeutic Recreation

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JOB POSTING: Therapy Aide - Physical Therapy Inpatient

Contingent position, mainly weekend position as needed - hours between 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are seeking a Therapy Aide in Physical Therapy, Inpatient   The Therapy Aide is responsible for both clerical and patient care duties  under the direct supervision of the Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist; or the Occupational or Physical Therapist Assistant  Therapy Aide provides age-appropriate care and services to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and selected adult patients.

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud



Maintains a safe, clean environment; performs routine departmental maintenance and care of equipment and supplies (e.g., disassembles, cleans and assembles equipment; returns equipment to storage; inspects electrical cords regularly to identify safety hazards); completes departmental environmental rounds and submits quality variance to appropriate parties; prepares treatment areas for therapy, stocked with appropriate supplies and equipment. Creates and maintains progress of work orders.
Monitors inventory of supplies and equipment and generates purchase orders as necessary. Organizes and maintains supplies in designated areas. Participates in measures to control department costs.
Assists in the transportation of patients, records, equipment, and supplies. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Performs general office duties (e.g., light typing, photocopying, answering the phone) as needed to assist the secretary, manager or therapist to support departmental operations. Utilizes the computer to perform administrative functions, such as patient registration, completion of on-line forms, and word processing
Coordinates and monitors departmental volunteers and individuals wishing to observe therapy.
Assists in the fabrication and finishing of splints, casts and other adaptive equipment, assists in the application of orthopedic soft goods and splints under the supervision of Physical Therapist.
Assists patients in all stages of treatment (e.g., attending to personal needs, changing clothing, positioning for treatment).
Under supervision and in accordance with instructions issued by a licensed Therapist, assists patients in safely performing activities related to the development of strength, range of motion, and endurance.


Qualifications and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent. Basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
CPR certification is required
Basic skills in using a personal computer required-specifically Microsoft Office and windows-based applications.
Basic skill in operating a sewing machine desirable.
Previous health care experience preferred.
Previous experience in working with children desirable.
Prefer certification from medical assistant, STNA or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong customer service and organizational skills9. Effective interpersonal skills, ability to multitask, ability to problem solve, ability to function in team setting.

 Minimum Physical Qualifications:

Standing/Walking Constantly 
Lifting/Carrying up to 15 pounds Frequently
Lifting/Carrying up to 50 pounds Occasionally (0-33%)
Finger Dexterity Constantly
Kneeling Frequently
Bending/Stooping Frequently
Reaching Frequently Talking/Hearing/Seeing Constantly
Pushing/Pulling Frequently


The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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