Therapy Aide - Relief, Portland, Oregon

Employer Oregon Health & Science University
Created 07/10/2024
Reference 243523894
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Zip 97201
Salary -
Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Therapy Aide - Relief


Job ID: 2024-30648
Type: Relief/Flex/Resource
# of Openings: 1
Category: Rehabilitative
Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)


  • Prepares the patient for treatment as directed by the PT/OT/SLP/PTA (obtaining necessary equipment and supplies, facilitating communication between the patient and the therapist). Ensures patient safety and comfort following a visit (patient call light within reach, bedside table returned, etc.). Prepares treatment areas prior to the visit to ensure the proper equipment and supplies are set-up for therapy treatments. Assists with patient care when two or more people are required for safety, under the direction and supervision of licensed therapist. Cleans treatment areas and equipment following visits. Monitors patient when unattended by therapist. Reports unexpected responses to treatment to responsible therapist.
  • Facilitates departmental communications between hospital staff, patients
    and therapists by providing excellent customer service, including but not
    limited to greeting customers, using the telephone, paging system or Vocera
    to respond to patient and hospital staff inquiries. Contacts therapists about
    new or urgent orders for rehabilitation services and patient status/feedback
    for unattended portions of treatment-related tasks.
  • Delivers equipment and supplies to therapists or treatment area, assists with
    monitoring PAR. Ensures equipment is regularly available for use in designated treatment areas (example; returns/redistributes walkers to storage area). Cleans, monitors and organizes treatment equipment and equipment storage areas, including equipment before and after patient use, assists with distribution of equipment and other deliveries to appropriate areas, including FEES scopes to/from sterile processing
  • Monitors PPE, linen and other department supplies inventories, ordering replacements as necessary though department processes or Logistics.
  • Utilizes Epic, OneDrive, Outlook and other computer applications, as needed, to assist with monitoring department processes and communications, patient care needs, and daily flow planning.


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Current American Heart Healthcare
  • Provider BLS Certification
  • Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


  • Medical terminology, previous health care experience preferred


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