Activity Therapist

Written by aspindle - - Comments Off on Activity Therapist
Valley Health System
Published
March 19, 2021
Location
Winchester, Virginia
Job Type
PRN  

Description

Activity Therapist

Psychiatric - 206060 Winchester, Virginia Per Diem

Description

  • Entity: Winchester Medical Center
  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Activity Therapist works as part of an in-patient multidisciplinary team who encourages individuals with mental illness, special needs and other circumstances to acquire new skills and to get involved in health-promoting leisure activities, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and gardening as a way to improve mental and physical wellbeing. The objective of activity therapy is to counsel and encourage patients to develop leisure activities based on their individualized treatment needs. Leading, organizing, and scheduling structured therapeutic activities is an essential function of the job.

What You Will Bring:

Education
Bachelor's degree in art therapy, recreational therapy, music therapy or related field required

Experience
Two (2) years previous experience in providing structured therapeutic activities for mental health patients preferred

Certification & Licensures
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Qualifications
Knowledgeable in cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of human growth and development.
Demonstrates ability to assess, plan for care and provide treatment for assigned patient/family groups.
Competent to successfully interact with patients according to their special needs which may apply based on the age of the patient served.
Must have a reliable means of phone communication with hospital.

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.

EOE

Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police or WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV Cares) (applicable state)
3rd party Background Check
Central Registry
FBI Fingerprinting

FLSA Classification
Exempt

Grade
113

Physical Demands
18 A Mental Health Associate, Counsellor, Therapist

 

Share

You have been redirected to a Valley Health job page

Related Jobs

About aspindle

aspindle Valley Health is a nonprofit organization serving the healthcare needs of people in and around an area known as the Top of Virginia, as well as parts of West Virginia and Maryland. Valley Health was incorporated November 4, 1994, after Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH), in Front Royal, had partnered to serve the region. Headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, Valley Health now operates six hospitals: WMC, WMH, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Woodstock, VA, Page Memorial Hospital (PMH) in Luray, VA, Hampshire Memorial Hospital (HMH) in Romney, WV, and War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV. Valley Health has a combined 594 licensed inpatient beds and 166 long-term care beds. The system is supported by more than 5,300 employees, and a medical staff of over 500. Valley Health had 30,000 inpatient admissions in 2012 and more than 140,000 emergency room visits. Total outpatient encounters numbered approximately 800,000. Over 2,600 babies were delivered at Valley Health hospitals in 2012. The Valley Health family of services includes: •Winchester Medical Center •Warren Memorial Hospital (Front Royal, VA) •Shenandoah Memorial Hospital (Woodstock, VA) •Hampshire Memorial Hospital (Romney, WV) •Page Memorial Hospital (Luray, VA) •War Memorial Hospital (Berkeley Springs, WV) •Valley Regional Enterprises, Inc.(Valley Home Care, Valley Medical Transport, Valley Pharmacy) •Surgi-Center of Winchester •Urgent Care (Winchester, VA; Front Royal, VA; Martinsburg, WV)

Comments are closed.