Under the direction of the Supervisor of Activities Therapy,
this position is responsible for providing meaningful activities
and therapeutic interventions for residents in compliance with
State and Federal regulations and the facility guidelines.
Principle Accountabilities: % of Time Spent
Documents daily Activity Attendance Reports. Performs Initial
and Annual Activity Evaluations (Assessments), documents Activities
History and Preferences for MDS section F and creates IPOC Activity
Care Plans, provides Activity Progress Notes for the Resident Team
Meetings in the electronic charting systems. 20%
Plans and implements activities, therapeutic recreation/leisure
programs and 1-1 sessions for residents based upon their
assessments, care plans and preferences. 5%
Motivates and encourages patient participation and promotes
patient adjustment through directed treatment modalities. Provides
liaison from nursing and multidisciplinary team in regards to the
patient care and activities to enhance the resident well being.
Facilitates supervision of students and volunteers as needed.
Reports to the Supervisor of Activities/ Special Care
Coordinator regarding program activities, change in calendar or
planned events. Assist with development, revisions, and contributes
to the continuing quality improvement program. Evaluates need for
new equipment. 1%
Represents the department at Family Care Plan meetings and
Interdisciplinary Plan of Care Meetings when required. 2%
Coordinates special episodic activity events: Resident voting,
Intergenerational programs, Building wide resident family events,
building wide special events. 2%
Participates in safety and customer service education as
required by facility. Promotes safe environment for patients and
Plans, coordinates and implements group bus trips. Drives a
wheelchair accessible bus. 1%
- Performs other work duties as assigned. 3%
Bachelors Degree is required from an accredited college with a
major in Therapeutic Recreation/Music Therapy/Art
Therapy/Expressive Arts Therapy/Rehabilitation Therapy or related
field which has emphasis in the therapeutic delivery of services.
Must have competency in the degreed field.
Must acquire within 90 days or currently have a Missouri
Chauffeur's License. (Minimum Class E or above)
BLS-CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is required.
Must be a self-starter with the ability to prioritize and
complete essential duties in a timely manner. Must be caring,
positive, energetic, flexible and creative.
Employee is required to sit, stand, and walk frequently.
Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) and medium (21-50
lbs.) loads frequently and heavy (50 lbs. +) loads occasionally.
Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs. with assistance.
Employee is frequently required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel,
climb, lift waist to overhead. Employee is frequently required to
reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee
is required to use both hands for simple grasping and
pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical
hazards and temperature changes. Employee is occasionally exposed
to blood borne pathogens. (Occasionally: 1-33%)
Other physical and environmental requirements: Verbal skills are
necessary to understand terminology and its application to
Therapeutic Recreation; to communicate with patients, staff and
physicians; and to prepare meaningful reports. Numerical ability is
required to collect data for various reports. Writing ability and
efficiency is necessary to prepare required forms, reports, and
correspondence. Spatial and form perception needed to visualize
anatomical structure of disabled parts of the body and relation of
therapeutic devices in remedial actions. Must demonstrate an
ability to work with people tactfully and exhibit qualities of
decision-making and judgment. Clerical perception is needed to keep
accurate records of patient treatments, reaction and progress; also
needed in preparing training courses. Good body mechanics needed to
minimize strain when transferring and treating patients and/or
moving equipment. Motor coordination and manual dexterity are
necessary to facilitate treatment. Possesses tolerance, patience,
and is able to work with patients of varying temperaments,
awareness levels, and mental status. Must have a desire to achieve
professional growth through contact with professionals in the
hospital, the community, professional literature, and
workshops/seminars. Flexible to work with varying situations,
displaying creativity and innovation.
The most significant of duties are included but this does not
exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental
Job Relationships: Brief descriptions of the types of
interactions that occur for this job:
Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other
healthcare providers, the patient, the patient's family and
Takes direction from: Surrey Place Supervisor - Activities
Provides direction to: Volunteers & newly hired staff who are in
Supervised by: Surrey Place Supervisor - Activities Therapy
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry
of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the
communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high
quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and
respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy
communities in the region through our commitment to high quality,
safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of
We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were
members of our family.
We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of
the common good.
We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and
We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and
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Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and
effective communication with internal and external customers.