Job Description

Denver North, 2201 Downing St, Denver, Colorado, United States of America Req #1082
Monday, November 16, 2020


Basic Functions:

The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operations of activities on the Oasis Transitional Care Unit at Denver Health following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern hospitals, long term care and assisted living facilities.

 

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain, evaluate and direct the therapeutic groups and 1:1 activities with patients on the Oasis unit.
  • Participate in community planning related to the interests and needs of the patients on Oasis.
  •  Accompanies patients to appointments both on hospital campus when needed.
  • Provides daily activities to all patients on the Oasis unit.
  • Review care plans with interdisciplinary team  to identify any changes in patient (Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) health.
  • Involve patients and family in planning activities when able.
  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with hospital staff and fellow psychosocial team members.
  • Participate in trainings that will provide opportunities for growth related to activities department.
  • Encourage patients to participate in activities of interest. Provide all materials and directions as needed.  
  • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interactions with patients, families, co-workers, volunteers and visitors.
  • Maintain and support a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and exhibit safe work practices.
  • Maintain confidentiality and rights of patient, family, employee and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPPA policies and applicable regulations.

 

Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; 2 years college coursework preferred.
  • Activities Director Certification required; applicants hired without a certification must obtain certification within 24 months of hire date.
  • CTRS or other bachelor’s degree in a related field is acceptable in lieu of AD Certification.
  • 2 years of activities experience preferred.
  • 2 years of hospital or tong term care experience preferred.
  • Hospital regulation knowledge preferred

Specific Requirements

  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
  • Must possess a valid and unrestricted Driver’s License.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with other personnel.
  • Must be knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative procedures.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation.
  • Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel.
  • Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipment.

 

 

Work Environment

  • Works on the Oasis Unit at Denver Health Hospital Authority.
  • Co-directing of activities with another activity director.
  • Role is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Role is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, visitors , etc.
  • Role is subject to working beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and in other positions temporarily when necessary.
  • Role is subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, ect, throughout the workday.
  • Role is subject to exposure to infectious waste, disease, conditions, etc., including TB, AIDS, COVID and hepatitis B Viruses.
  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Role is subject to call back during emergency conditions.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which may include a mental and physical examination.
  • The physical and sensory requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Works in facility and is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch , talk and hear.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of  50 feet.
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

 Schedule
 

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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