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Activity Coordinator, CRTS - (233622)

Universal Health Services


Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
5
Universal Health Services
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Activity Coordinator, CRTS - (233622)

Facility Name
Location
El PASO, TX 79902 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Rehabilitation Physical Therapist (RPT)
Job Description
El Paso Behavioral Health System is part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the Nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. El Paso Behavioral Health System is 163-bed private psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health and chemical dependency care in bothinpatient andoutpatient (partial hospitalization program) setting. We offer the following Benefits:Competitive salaries – Paid Time Off – Sick Time – Tuition Reimbursement – Matched 401(K) – Comprehensive Medical – Dental – Vision – Life Insurance – STD –EAP – FSA – AD&D – Dep Life Insurance – Supplemental Life Insurance – Voluntary Benefits – Employee Stock Purchase Plan. El Paso Behavioral Health System is currently seeking qualified candidates for the followingposition: Activity Tech Activity Technician is responsible for planning and implementing activity/recreational therapeutic services for assigned program(s), which involves defining, and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE CATEGORIZED UNDER THE JOINT COMMISSION STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE Assessment 1. Demonstrate responsibility for observation and application of sound judgment in patient’s physical and mental condition/needs. 2. Observe and document changes in patient’s appearance, behavior, and ability to work towards treatment plan goals. 3. Communicate changes in patient's condition to Charge Nurse or Program Manager. 4. Provides assessment in psychosocial/leisure and skills development/deficiency. Interventions 1.Ensure timely documentation of interventions and ensure interventions are based on the patient'splan of care. 2. Apply appropriate crisis intervention techniques, as required. 3. Assist patients in achieving their optimum level of independent functioning. 4. Document services rendered in accordance with established criteria. 5. Maintain current documentation in daily progress notes, including the patient's name, date of therapy, name of therapeutic group/intervention, and summary of the session. Milieu 1. Effectively plans and implements recreational therapeutic activities for assigned patient case load within the facility, as well as outside the hospital as required. 2. Monitor therapeutic space, supplies and equipment and ensures they are kept in a clean, orderly and safe condition. 3. Utilize advanced knowledge of counseling and therapeutic concepts and methods for determining therapeutic services for psychiatric and chemically dependent patients. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of group dynamics as well as therapy and practice of group activity processing. Performance Accountability 1.Demonstrate excellent guest relations in communication and cooperation, assisting patients, licensed practitioners, co-workers, and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner. 2.Act as a patient advocate and assures patient rights are upheld. 3.Report therapeutic services changes daily, substantiating any changes in the treatment notes. 4.Attend program meetings and maintain related records. 5.Provide direction, education, and in-service to other unit personnel regarding recreational therapeutic activities. 6.Participate in performance improvement activities (i.e. in-services, conferences or seminars). 7.Utilize time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities, delegates duties to other personnel as appropriate, and demonstrates good judgment when making decisions. 8.Adhere to facility, department and Corporate Personnel Policies and Procedures. 9.Assures compliance with TAC, CMS, TJC, and OSHA standards. 10. Assures compliance with HIPPA and organizational confidentiality regulations. 11.Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled. 12.Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality. 13.Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives. 14.Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information. Teaching 1.Model and teach appropriate social skills. 2.Teach coping skills and stress management techniques to patients. 3.Carry out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan. Treatment Planning 1.Provide pertinent feedback to the interdisciplinary treatment team regarding patient response to therapy, treatment interventions, and therapeutic objectives, as appropriate and necessary. 2. Contribute to treatment plan with specific goals and interventions to be achieved in therapeutic activities. OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Projects a positive image by being courteous, helpful, friendly, and professional in relationships with patients, visitors, and co-workers. 2. Assures compliance with TAC, CMS, TJC, and OSHA standards. 3. Assures compliance with HIPPA and organizational confidentiality regulations. 4. Maintains current CPR and state certification, as well as annual in-service requirements. 5. Performs other duties as assigned. [ ] Assessment Specialist [ ] Case Manager [ ] Dietitian [ ] Occupational Therapist [X] Recreational Therapist [ ] School Liaison [ ] Teacher PHYSICAL DEMANDS:& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; nbsp; Lifting Level I: 0-10 lbs. 40% Lifting Level II: 10-50 lbs. 30% Lifting Level III: > 50 lbs. 30% Back belt required?[ ] yes [X] no NA% During a typical shift this job involves the following: & ; ; ; ; ; ;nbs p; F = Frequently.Such activity occurs during more than 65% of all shifts. & ; ; ; ; ; ;nbs p; O= Occasionally.Such activity occurs during 33% to 64% of all shifts. & ; ; ; ; ; ;nbs p; S = Seldom.Such activity occurs during less than 33% of all shifts. Check appropriate boxes. Yes No Sitting &am p;nb sp; X Standing  ; ;&a mp;n bsp;  ; ; X Walking &am p;nb sp; X Kneeling  ; ;&a mp;n bsp; X Crouching/Stooping& amp; nbsp; X Squatting& ;nbs p;& amp; nbsp;& ;nbs p; X Crawling  ; ;&a mp;n bsp; X Twisting Upper Body  ; ; X Climbing Hand-Over-HandX Object Manipulation, i.e. grasp, pinch,twist, turn, reach above shoulder & amp; nbsp;& ;nbs p;& amp; nbsp;& ;nbs p; X Does this job involve activities not described above? & amp; nbsp;& ;nbs p;& amp; nbsp;& ;nbs p; _X Manual dexterity, typing, writingX _ Push/pull over 25 lbs.  ; ; X VISUAL & AUDITORY DEMANDS: Ability to communicate/read/understand written and verbal material necessary to perform essential job functions. MENTAL DEMANDS:Ability to function in a busy work environment with shifting and evolving priorities. BLOODBORNE PATHOGEEXPOSURE LEVEL: Level I: _____ Leve l II: __X__ Level III: _____ See exposure control plan for personal protection required for this position. EQUIPMENT/MATERIAL USED:Telephone, copier, computer, fax, and equipment necessary to complete recreational activities WORK ENVIRONMENT:Must work in a clean, well-lighted, well- ventilated work area. Note: The essential job functions of this position are not limited to the duties listed above. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MA Y NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1.Knowledge in one or more program disciplines (i.e. art, occupational, recreation, art, and/or music therapy). 2.Kn owledge of psychiatric care techniques. 3.Kn owledge of assaultive behavior management techniques. 4.Th orough knowledge and training in CPR. 5. Knowledge of all code procedures. 6.&a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;n bsp;Knowledge of adolescent and adult program rules and protocols. 7.&a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;n bsp;Excellent leadership skills. 8.&a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;n bsp;Effective human relations skills. 9.&a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;a mp;n bsp;Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 10. Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures. 11. Effective oral and written communication skills. 12. Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers. 13. Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures. 14. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 15. Ability to work as a team player. 16. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 17. Ability to problem solve, utilizing good judgment. 18. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 19. Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric). 20. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 21. Ability to meet corporate deadlines. 22. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 23. Demonstrates the ability to recognize high risk behaviors and documents supporting observations in the patient’s medical record. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS MODIFICATIONS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS JOB MA Y BE PERFORMED WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. 1. Ability to move frequently is required in the delivery of patient care. 2. Ability to stand sit or walk up to six hours, sit for up to two hours. 3. Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of patient charts and for demonstrating activities or assisting patients in activities. 4. Ability to spend 20% of the work day outdoors in temperatures varying form 30°-100°F and 80% of the work day indoors in temperatures varying from 60°-85°F. 5. Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. (i.e. juices, charts, patient's belongings) and occasionally lift and carry up to 100 lbs. (i.e. a patient). 6. Ability to frequently reach above, at or below shoulder height (obtain supplies, reach in cabinets, use refrigerator), kneel, bend, stoop, turn, twist. 7. Ability to frequently handle, through gross and fine manipulations, simple grasping, twisting and fingering of small objects (telephone buttons, thermometers with both hands). 8. Ability to see well enough to read written material and discern a variety of odors. 9. Ability to occasionally handle hazardous/infectious waste. 10. Ability to work in an environment where the noise level is frequently high 11. Ability to work at a rapid pace and tolerate a variety of repetitive tasks. MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES: THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION MUST BE ABLE TO USE. 1.Teleph one and paging systems. 2.& amp; amp; lt; /span>Art equipment and supplies. 3. Musical equipment and supplies. 4.P olicies, procedures, plans, and program manuals.
Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS Education: Minimum of a high school diploma or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Recreational Therapy, pre
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