Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Aide
Req #: 42607
Full Time
Shift: Days
WMC Therapy and Rehabilitation Support
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Aide, Wilson Medical Center

United Health Services is seeking a Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy Aide to join our Wilson Medical Center Therapy Team in Johnson City, NY. The Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy Aide is responsible for supporting the Physical Therapy Team in providing Physical Therapy evaluations and treatments for Hospital based inpatient services. This is a BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE- Full Time position.

Shift: Days with Rotating Weekends
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: $15.00 - $20.25/hour, depending on experience


Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Aide Overview

The Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Aide maintains a clean and neat environment on a daily basis, keeps supplies in their proper order, distributes supplies, assists professional staff with patient transports in a timely manner, and assists patients with ambulation and predetermined exercise programs by following instructions accurately. Priority is given to those duties that require patient movement within the system and assisting the professional staff with patient treatment.

Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy Aide Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Fits crutches, quad and straight canes, walker, hot/cold pack preparation, range of motion, ADL activities, bed mobility, transfers, sitting balance, use of adaptive equipment (i.e. POKI, abduction pillow, slings). Supervises prepared exercise programs for patients, as determined by a therapist.
  • Transports patients via wheelchair, stretcher, or assists ambulatory patient to the Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation department. In addition, prepares transportation schedule and notifies the nursing units on a daily basis.
  • Utilizes necessary precautions for patients who have disabilities related to head injury, stroke, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, compression screws, and other orthopedic/neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, as required.
  • Maintains a clean environment, including cleaning of hydrocollator/cold pack equipment, wipes down exercise equipment and all other treatment equipment, supports professional staff with stocking appropriate linens in the necessary locations.
  • Assists in maintaining stock of items required to perform treatment of patients, removes defective equipment from the treatment area and reports all defective equipment problems to the professional staff.
  • Answers telephones, takes accurate messages, makes copies, provides front desk coverage, delivers mail, enters orders and charges.
  • Participates in departmental and organizational initiatives for performance improvement (PI), and demonstrates knowledge of hospital and departmental infection control policies.
  • Comply with proper hand hygiene protocols to ensure patient safety.
  • Demonstrate commitment to organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • CPR certification within first 3 months of employment.


  • Has a working knowledge of medical terminology, previous experience in patient care and clerical skills

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.


United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.