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Recreational Activity Therapist

Company: Orange Regional Medical CEnter
Location: Middletown
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System's three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 601 licensed inpatient beds
  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Ambulatory surgery services
  • Skilled nursing unit
  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Birthing centers
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Primary, Specialty, and Urgent care practices
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
  • Diabetes program
  • Wound care
  • Sleep Center Services
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Hospitalist services
  • Rape intervention and support services
  • Community screenings and support groups

Responsibilities

Please note that we recruit for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. When a position becomes available, we will review applicants at that time. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Garnet Health.

Conducts activity programs; collaborates with the Chief Activity Therapist to plan, and evaluate the Activity Program for adults and geriatric patients through age appropriate interventions and supervised activities which are supportive and restorative to the patients' functioning ability and diagnosis; contributes to the Activity Therapy Program in a way to enhance the interdisciplinary team approach on the unit.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: 60 College Credits with 1 years' experience in Recreation and/or Activity Therapy or a 4 year College Degree in Activity Therapy preferred.

Minimum Experience: 1 year experience in Rec/Activity Therapy if 60 college credits

Required Certification/Registration: BLS certification current and ongoing. Must attend hospital crisis training program within 3 months of hire or transfer and annually thereafter.

Physical Requirements: Standing and walking most of the day. Lifting and moving patients and equipment.Working Conditions: Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well-lighted, heated or ventilated facility. No routine exposure to hazards. Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 10 lbs. Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary. Regularly exposed to and called upon to manage potentially aggressive patients. Often placed in situations where violence is either threatened or actually erupts.

Keywords: Orange Regional Medical CEnter, Paterson , Recreational Activity Therapist, Other , Middletown, New Jersey

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