VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals

Activities Therapy Asst (39183459)
Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Posted: 11/24/2017

Activities Therapy Asst

PRN 1: Days Associates degree is preferred

VCU Health System's OT/RT Services department is seeking a part time Activities Therapy Assistant. The objective of this position is to assist with the development and implementation of activity programs for residents/patients of all ages, either in group or one-to-one settings, which meet the social, spiritual, emotional and/or psychiatric needs of the residents/patients to ensure quality of life. The residents/patients may have diverse cognitive and physical limitations. ResponsibilitiesAssists and implement activity programs either in a group setting or on a one-to-one basis, which meets the social, spiritual, emotional and/or psychiatric needs of the residents/patients to ensure quality of life. Responsible for assessing residents/patients in order to develop an individualized activity plan of care and documentation of plan for all age group. Works closely with volunteers and diverse group of residents/patients.Assists with all activity programs on a daily basis and conduct activity programs/services as necessary. Drives patients to rehab activities/locations outside using the CMH van; annual driving license and record check will be required if incumbent is designated as a van driver.Provides assistance to team members, and supports the department in a wide variety of logistical support functions.Accepts alternate assignments, as required, graciously.Rotating weekends required, occasional evenings.Flexibility in work hours as needed to accommodate departmental needs. Qualifications RequiredHigh school diploma or equivalentCurrent driver's license and acceptable driver's record (where required)CPR certification required with six (6) months of date of hirePrevious experience working with children, adolescents, or the elderly, preferably in activities-related workPrevious experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) PreferredAssociate's Degree in Human Services from an accredited programCompletion of a 36-hour activity courseActivity Assistant Certification (AAC) by the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals (NCCAP)CPR certificationPrevious activity/recreational therapy experience, psychiatric medicine or hospital setting experience

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Job Capacity:Per Diem
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Sports/Fitness
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