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Inpatient Rehab Therapies Co-op Aide (Non-PT) - Boston

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship



  • The Cooperation Education Program (Co-op) allows students to integrate classroom learning with a paid work internship directly related to their field of study. Under the general supervision of the Rehabilitation Therapies Supervisor or Manager, the co-op student will receive work-site orientation and training. The student will learn on-the-job and will apply learned knowledge and skills to practice a variety of patient treatment and related duties, in a positive, professional manner, adhering to hospital policies, following safety rules and regulations and striving for a positive work experience.


  • High school or equivalent required. Must also be actively participating and enrolled in a BMC approved college-level co-op program.
  • Certificates, licenses, registrations required:
  • American Heart Association Basic Life support CPR
  • Experience:
  • No work experience required.
  • Knowledge And Skills:
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) to deal with patients, families, therapists and various members of the healthcare team.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate in a courteous, pleasant, and professional manner with patients, general public, staff members, outside agencies, and all other internal and external contacts
  • Basic computer proficiency inclusive of ability to access, enter, and interpreted computerized data/information.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Learns to and then assists in patient treatment including basic therapeutic procedures/exercise, patient positioning, bed mobility, transfers, ambulation, gait training, and/or application of modalities such as ultrasound, hot/cold packs, etc. Assists with exercise classes.
  • If enrolled in PT program, can provide patient treatments when deemed competent both in coursework completion and via therapist sign off on BMC competency.
  • Documents patient care activities as applicable based on their educational curriculum.
  • Keeps therapist informed of changes in patient’s reaction to treatments; assist therapist in determining an appropriate time of patient completion of exercise/treatment, based on physical and functional status. Communicates with nursing and medical staff on patient status.
  • Interacts with all patients in alignment with hospital standards of customer service, following the AIDET model.
  • Assists in daily tasks of all clinicians and front desk operations to optimize the patient experience.
  • Sets up and cleans patient areas and equipment. Maintains upkeep of treatment areas, sets up and cleans after treatment completion; cleans hydrauculators and splint pan as policies indicate; maintains linen and supplies as needed and notifies supervisor/manager of need to order more stock.
  • Adjusts, maintains, and keeps inventory of equipment and supplies assigned to area.
  • Attends in-services and staff meetings. Attends in-services on new equipment, procedures and programs.
  • Performs other administrative duties as assigned including but not limited to photocopying, faxing, printing , data entry in word/excel, running various errands, etc.
  • Utilizes hospital’s values and standards as the basis for decision making and to support the hospital’s mission and goals.


Work type

Full time

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