Activity Therapist Full time Days with rotating weekend/holidays as needed
Responsible to the hospital for supporting the corporate mission, vision and values. Responsible to the Nursing Services for providing comprehensive, cost effective, therapeutic activities to mental health patients. Responsible to the customer for courteous, accurate, timely service.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAJOR DUTIES
- Demonstrates knowledge of activity therapy and leads treatment programs.
- Plans, implements and evaluates activity services provided.
- Communicates effectively with patients, visitors, physicians, co-workers, nursing management and other departments.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The above statements reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work assignments that may be inherent in the job.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
After orientation, up to 6 month’s experience on this job is required to perform essential functions and to handle emergency situations. Previous experience as an Activity Therapist required. Requires up to 1 year’s experience on this or related jobs in a hospital or healthcare facility to develop the judgement necessary to make appropriate decisions and to handle emergency situations.
LICENSURE, REGISTRATION AND/OR CERTIFICATION
Certification as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification required.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSBroad knowledge in professional area and in Activity Therapy.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 7800