Student Therapy Extern

Job ID 282380
Per Diem
12303 DePaul Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044-2512

Job Description

SSM Health Rehabilitation Network

 SSM Health DePaul Hospital Acute Care team located in Bridgeton, MO

Rehab Therapy Extern - Per Diem

Teamwork and individualized, compassionate patient care provide a basis for learning and professional development in a community hospital atmosphere. Therapy is provided in the areas of orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, neurology, oncology, general medicine and surgery. 

The DePaul Ministry of SSM Health is accredited by The Joint Commission as a Center of Excellence for Total Joint Replacement and a Comprehensive Center of Excellence for Stroke. Our diverse and progressive therapy department participates in research and program advancement throughout the 450 bed hospital.



  • Lifts patients to/from mats, treatment and tilt tables, wheelchairs and other equipment appropriate to the facility/department.
  • Assists patients with transfer activities to all surfaces.
  • Assists patients in donning/doffing all appliances specific to the facility/department.Positions patients in parallel bars and prepares patients for standing with appropriate orthotic/prosthetic devices and equipment.
  • Transports patients to/from therapy as needed.Assists therapist with other patient related treatment activities as appropriate and providing equipment.
  • Assist with patient related activities including equipment set-up and patient positioning in preparation for therapy session as outlined in the State Practice Act.
  • Maintains the department and department equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Prepares department each morning.
  • Picks up equipment during treatment hours and at the end of treatment day.
  • Maintains department and disinfects equipment throughout and at the conclusion of the treatment day according to hospital infection control policies and procedures.
  • Reports defective equipment to DOR.
  • Ensures maintenance of cleaning logs and refrigerator temperature logs.
  • Follows and assists with facility infection control policies and risk management procedures.
  • Assists the DOR with identification of support staff needs for patient care in the rehab treatment areas and coordination of such between rehab and nursing floors.
  • Participates in therapeutic dysphagia and feeding program as requested and supervised by the therapists.


  • Must be a current student accepted in an OT, SLP, or PT program

Additional Data

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.