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Activity Assistant

Company: Cedar Crest Hospital
Location: Belton
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

PURPOSE STATEMENT: Assist with planning, developing, organizing, implementing and directing individual and group activities/recreation within the facility. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Organize, lead and promote interest in recreational activities to patients and their families.
  • Serve as a resource for new patients introducing them to other patients and staff, explaining programs and encouraging participation.
  • Explain the rules of activities and instruct participants at a variety of skill levels.
  • Document activity interventions and patient progress in the medical record per facility documentation requirements.
  • Seek supervision and support when complications arise in dealing with a patient either in an individual or group setting.
  • Enforce safety rules to prevent injury and modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups.
  • Organize and set up the equipment that is used in recreational activities.
  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority. OTHER FUNCTIONS:
    • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
      • High school diploma or equivalent required.
      • Associate's degree in activity therapy or related field preferred.
      • Previous experience in recreation in a healthcare setting with knowledge of patient population served by the facility also preferred. LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:
        • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
        • First aid may be required based on state or facility.

Keywords: Cedar Crest Hospital, Killeen , Activity Assistant, Other , Belton, Texas

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