Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 3/7/2024
Job Type: Per Diem
Department: 2100.43020 SMH Geri Psych

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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***Activity Aide Per Diem


Responsible for the performance of designated tasks related to the operation of therapeutic group programming on Geri Psych Department. The Activity Aid provides age appropriate, group and individual activities, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.


  • Provides quality patient care using varied sensory interventions appropriate to patient physical and cognitive status.
  • Organize and facilitate therapeutic psychiatric groups.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment by adherence to department maintenance and infection control procedures.
  • Reports any changes observed in patient status and/or unusual incidents to the appropriate staff member.
  • Participates in planning, organizing and selecting patient related daily, weekly, and monthly activities and projects.
  • Integrates activities into the daily milieu independently and in collaboration with other staff members.
  • Displays organizational skills and inventories materials and supplies as needed, and communicates with appropriate staff.
  • Maintains timely and accurate documentation, including group documentation, 1:1, and crisis plan as appropriate.
  • Consistently demonstrates an awareness and concern for patient safety and complies with hospital infection control policies.
  • Displays excellent communication skills, working well with others in the spirit of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Appropriately refers unanswerable questions/problems to the appropriate person; seeks information to clarify requests/assignments.
  • Assists in selected portions of the orientation and/or training of new employees.
  • Consistently demonstrates a complete knowledge of body mechanics to avoid injury to self or patients.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in appropriately prioritizing work to meet departmental needs, standards, and deadlines; seeks assistance to prioritize in cases of uncertainty.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job related tasks and duties as assigned.


  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating patients, peers, and visitors with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Demonstrates communication
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction


  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources: in-services, Steward University, and unit specific education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic group process for the older adult population.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and partnership council/work groups.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and departmental policies and procedures, programs and services.


Required Qualifications: High School Diploma, experience working with the geriatric and/or behavioral health population, and a minimum two years of experience facilitating therapeutic groups.

Preferred Qualifications: Health related experience, CNA

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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