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Activity Therapist

Job Description

Starr Regional Medical Center

Activity Therapist - FT - Day Shift - Senior Care - Etowah Campus- position available.


Core competencies for the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts assessment and establishes recreational therapy treatment goals and objectives to meet the individual needs of patients.
  • Evaluates each patient's progress and the effectiveness of recreational therapy interventions.
  • Coordinates therapeutic recreation activities for both large and small groups to observe patient response and encourage socialization. 
  • Provides patient and patient's family with information regarding leisure life styles and creates an awareness of recreational resources in their community.  

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Current ADA (Activity Director Certification) or CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) is preferred.
  • Minimum work experience:  Two (2) years recent experience in a social or recreational patient activities program in a health care setting needed with 1-3 years experience in a geriatric psychiatric or long-term care nursing environment is preferred.
  • BLS is required.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Job Snapshot

Location US-TN-Athens
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Starr Regional Medical Center

Welcome to the website for Starr Regional Medical Center, a medical facility that serves the Southeast Tennessee region and surrounding areas. On December 1, 2013, Starr Regional Medical Center was formed as a merger of Athens Regional Medical Center and Woods Memorial Hospital. The two-hospital system offers and increased level of care to the region by sharing resources, physicians and knowledge between the two hospitals. This ultimately allows us to provide the best patient care to those utilizing our services. It's never been easier to find information about Starr Regional Medical Center to make your visit with us as smooth as possible. The links on the left will connect you to explanations of our specialty services and our phone directory, among other items. StarrRegional.com will be your trusted source online not only for your hospital information, but also for the time-saving, easy to use, in-depth healthcare information resource you'll want to refer to frequently. Learn More

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Starr Regional Medical Center
Company:
US-TN-Athens
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Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

Starr Regional Medical Center

Activity Therapist - FT - Day Shift - Senior Care - Etowah Campus- position available.


Core competencies for the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts assessment and establishes recreational therapy treatment goals and objectives to meet the individual needs of patients.
  • Evaluates each patient's progress and the effectiveness of recreational therapy interventions.
  • Coordinates therapeutic recreation activities for both large and small groups to observe patient response and encourage socialization. 
  • Provides patient and patient's family with information regarding leisure life styles and creates an awareness of recreational resources in their community.  

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Current ADA (Activity Director Certification) or CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) is preferred.
  • Minimum work experience:  Two (2) years recent experience in a social or recreational patient activities program in a health care setting needed with 1-3 years experience in a geriatric psychiatric or long-term care nursing environment is preferred.
  • BLS is required.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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