Job Title: Activity Therapist
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 220721
Required Qualifications High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent from a State or Federal accrediting organization. Must possess current Nursing Assistant certification (in good standing) for the state of Georgia. Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification. Valid driver's license and qualified to operate Augusta University vehicles.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Understanding of geriatric behaviorsAbility to maintain confidentiality and work independentlyExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesDetail-oriented with strong organizational, leadership, persuasive and prioritization skillsAbility to develop and maintain good public relations and work flexible hours to include some evenings and weekendsCertifications
- Valid driver's license and qualified to operate Augusta University vehicles.
- Must possess current Nursing Assistant certification (in good standing) for the state of Georgia.
- Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.
Responsibilities The Activity Therapist will serve one nursing unit and will work with residents in group and individual activities and serve on various committees and work with the nursing and rehabilitation staff. Work is performed throughout the nursing home and grounds as well as on community outings.The duties include, but are not limited to:
Plan and implement activity program to meet the specific needs and interests of each nursing home resident.Work both in groups and individually with residents to perform therapeutic activities that are consistent with the overall medical treatment being provided to each resident assigned.Documents residents' progress/problems and participate on the monthly activity participation sheets.Inventory, maintain and secure adequate supplies and equipment to carry out activities. Maintain equipment and work areas in a safe and clean condition at all times.Organize special events, parties and seasonal programs. Develop, implement and assure that all decorating and clean-up functions are completed. Develop monthly activity calendars.Work in cooperation with the Director of Activities and Rehabilitation Restorative Technicians to maintain continuity in programming to assure that diversional, recreational, spiritual, intellectual and meaningful activities are provided.Assist in the recruitment, training and supervision or volunteers.Attend in-service training and educational programs to remain current skill competency and changing requirements of all regulatory agencies.Staff the Activity Clinic at scheduled times each week, working with individual residents with specific needs.Serve on committee as assigned by the Nursing Home Executive Director.Assist in developing, updating, reviewing and implementing department policies and procedures.Maintain safe driving habits and a current driver's license to transport residents to and from off campus activities.Maintain up-to-date knowledge of safety and usage procedures on any and all activity equipment.Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.
Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F (Ability to work flexible hours to include, some evenings and weekends) Pay Grade: 3 Salary: $11.85/hour - $12.94/hr
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 9/11/2020 - until filledConditions of Employment In conjunction with an offer of employment, selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete Augusta University’s Criminal Background Check process. In addition, candidates selected for any position within Georgia War Veteran’s Nursing Home (GWVNH) will be required to successfully complete the Georgia Long-term Care Background Check process. For specific positions, selected candidate(s) may also be required to successfully complete supplementary pre-employment onboarding requirements such as: a physical, drug screening and/or credit check.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Driver's License Statement The Human Resources Division will request a recent driver's history report from the selected candidate. This report must come from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the fee will be paid for by the candidate. This report will be required prior to an offer being extended by Human Resources and must be from the state(s) in which the candidate has lived in for the past three years.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
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