Plans, coordinates and conducts a therapeutic recreational activities. Provides ongoing assessments of the patients' functional level and conducts activities to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient functioning and satisfaction. Provide year round activities and services for individuals affected by behavioral issues including but not limited to, alcoholism/chemical dependency.
Coordinates the planning, implementing and directing activities year round with a focus on developing trust, community unity, support, and development of sober leisure skills through appropriate experiential activities.
Develops, reviews, and updates recreational policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization laws and standards.
Completes charting requirements, reviewing recreational assessments on patients during treatment, and updating activities schedule and may be responsible for fitness centers etc.
Develops and incorporates activity services into patient treatment plans with primary counselors.
Orders and maintains inventory of all recreation equipment and supplies.
Inspects equipment regularly to ensure safety.
Performs basic maintenance of recreation areas and equipment.
Conducts wellness lectures on recreation and recovery topics, and staff in-service programs.
Consults with medical and other relevant staff to determine patients' physical restrictions.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
* Previous experience in an inpatient psychiatric position preferred
*Geisinger offers comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits all starting day one of employment! This includes medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. We also offer up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement and 5% contribution to your retirement plan.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
First Aid Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.