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Activities Therapist

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 8501

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Job Title: Activities TherapistSupervised By:Program Director


Employee Name:

Approved by:


Date:Date:

Job Summary:

Responsible for the evaluation, planning, directing and administering of occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and occupational agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.

Birth to 1 year


6 years to 12 years


30 years to 60 years


1 year to 3 years


12 years to 18 years


60+ years


3 years to 6 years


18 years to 30 years


No direct patient care:


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

EX = Exceptional CP = CompetentNI = Needs Improvement

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

EX

CP

NI

SECTION I

1.Assess the functional and therapeutic needs of the patient

2

1

0

2.Properly documents of activity assessments

2

1

0

3.Conducts group and individual therapies in accordance with patient diagnosis and needs.

2

1

0

4.Conducts therapies in accordance with patient diagnosis and needs

2

1

0

5. Completes progress notes and assessments according to program procedures.

2

1

0

6Is an active member of the interdisciplinary team; reports patient response to interventions at physician led team meetings.

2

1

0

7.Contributes to the development of individualized treatment plans for each patient, auditing treatment plans for thoroughness.

2

1

0

8.Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.

2

1

0

9.Plans and implements the unit’s activity therapy program, including planning of daily events, special events, and providing in-service for other staff participating in the activity therapy program.

2

1

0

10. Conducts activity therapy group sessions, as assigned, displaying good theoretical knowledge of group principles and good group technique.

2

1

0

11. Identifies areas needing improvement and utilizes the facility performance improvement process.Actively participates in department processes as required.

2

1

0

12. Conducts individual activity therapy sessions, as assigned, displaying good theoretical knowledge and good treatment technique

2

1

0

13. Maintains records pertinent to the personnel and operation of the department.

2

1

0

14. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

2

1

0

15. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

2

1

0

16. Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.

2

1

0

17. Meets current documentation standards and policies.

2

1

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18. Participates in educational staff performance improvement in-services.Assists with orientation and in-service training for certified department staff members.Participates in guidance and educational programs.

2

1

0

19. Uses the principles of AIDET in every customer encounter

2

1

0

20. Completes other duties as assigned and required.

2

1

0

Sub Total Section I

 

SECTION II

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

It is our responsibility to treat all of our customers (patients, families, physicians, co-workers, and outside contacts) with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism. The following is an assessment of your performance relative to each of these expectations.

COURTESY

Welcome and/or greet customers in a professional, polite and respectful way. Assists customers with finding their way. Makes eye contact; introduces self and explains purpose, when appropriate.

Assists people with finding proper resources for problem resolution.

Listens carefully; does not interrupt; gives people full attention.

Comments:

RESPECT

Respects privacy and dignity. Respects individual and cultural differences

Uses a professional and respectful tone. Does not make disparaging remarks about others.

Respects other people’s time and priorities.

Discusses confidential or sensitive information about customers, employees, or hospital business only with those having a valid need to know, and does so privately, never in public places.

Comments:

RESPONSIVENESS

Responds in a timely manner to requests for help. Responds to customers’ needs and provides prompt service. Provides a time frame for providing services and explains any delays. If unable to provide service, finds someone who can assist.

Adapts easily when plans or situations change. Supportive of and appropriately responsive to change.

Comments:

COMMUNICATION

Invites questions and comments

Communicates with clarity and professionalism both orally and in writing.

Keeps people informed while resolving issues or getting answers to questions.

Comments:

TEAMWORK

Takes responsibility for improving processes and systems; looks for new and better ways of doing things

Participates openly, honestly shares opinions, and looks for new and better ways of doing things. Demonstrates a willingness to accept assignments in a positive manner

Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and all customers. Works as a member of the team; performs duties in a way that makes it easier for others to perform theirs.

Comments:

PROFESSIONAL

Avoids personal conversations with co-workers when providing patient care or other customer service. Demonstrates a professional attitude toward co-workers and customers.

Makes no inappropriate or negative comment about patients, co-workers, physicians, and any aspect of Sharon Hospital while in the presence or within hearing of an internal or external customer. Does not initiate conflict and takes measures to ensure that conflict does not occur.

Demonstrates pride in Sharon Hospital by keeping areas clean and safe. Limits eating, drinking and smoking to designated areas and only during approved times.

Complies with organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

Demonstrates ongoing responsibility and commitment to the job through attendance and punctuality in relation to stated work hours.

Accepts responsibility for the outcome of decisions. Learns from criticism, is open to new ideas and makes appropriate changes.

Follows professional telephone guidelines.

Comments:

SECTION II SCORE

EX

CP

NI

Behavioral Requirements (OVERALL)

2=Exceptional, 1=Competent, 0=Needs Improvement

2

1

0

Comments: (Please provide specific examples)

PERFORMANCE RATINGS:

A = AcceptableNOA = Not AcceptableNA = Not Applicable

Professional Requirements:

A

NOA

NA

Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.

Completes annual education requirements.

Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.

Reports to work on time and as scheduled.

Wears identification while on duty.

Attends annual review and performs departmental inservices.

Attends committee as requested.

Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the appropriate processes as required.

Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety and infection control.

Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

Performs Other duties as assigned or requested


Regulatory Requirements:

Masters of Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, or other human services related field. Art, Recreation or Activity Therapy licensure preferred.
Three (3) or more years of previous experience in a behavioral health setting.
Language Skills:

Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Additional languages preferred.
Strong written and verbal skills.
Skills:

Basic computer knowledge.
Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.
Knowledge of physical and occupational therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
Physical Demands:

For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

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I have received, read and understand the Position Description/Performance Evaluation above.


Name/SignatureDate

DESCRIPTION OF

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

JOB TITLE:Activity or Occupational Therapist

DEPARTMENT: Senior Behavioral Health

NAME:

# HOURS/WORKDAY:

DEVELOPED BY:

DATE DEVELOPED:

MANAGER SIGNATURE:

DATE:

CHECK APPROPRIATE BOX FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO BEST DESCRIBE THE EXTENT OF THE SPECIFIC ACTIVITY PERFORMED BY THE STAFF MEMBERS IN THIS POSITION

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities

Show the amount of time by checking the appropriate boxes below.

¾ Amount of Time ¾

None

up to 1/3

1/3 to 1/2

2/3 and more

Stand:

X

Walk:

X

Sit:

X

Talk or hear:

X

Use hands to finger, handle or feel:

X

Push/Pull:

X

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:

X

Reach with hands and arms:

X

Taste or smell:

X

This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted.Showhow much and how often by checking the appropriate boxes below.

¾ Amount of Time ¾

None

up to 1/3

1/3 to 1/2

2/3 and more

Up to 10 pounds:

X

Up to 25 pounds:

X

Up to 50 pounds:

X

Up to 100 pounds:

X

More than 100 pounds:

X

This job has special vision requirements.Check all that apply.

xClose Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

xDistance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

xColor Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

xPeripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can

be seen up and down or to the left and right while

eyes are fixed on a given point)

xDepth Perception (three-dimensional vision; ability

to judge distances and spatial relationships)

xAbility to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust eye to

bring an object into sharp focus)

qNo Special Vision Requirements

Specific demands not listed: ________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

Note:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions.

Show the amount of time by checking the appropriate boxes below.

¾ Amount of Time ¾

None

up to 1/3

1/3 to 1/2

2/3 and more

Wet, humid conditions (non-weather):

X

Work near moving mechanical parts:

X

Fumes or airborne particles:

X

Toxic or caustic chemicals:

X

Outdoor weather conditions:

X

Extreme cold (non-weather):

X

Extreme heat (non-weather):

X

Risk of electrical shock:

X

Work with explosives:

X

Risk of radiation:

X

Vibration:

X

The typical noise level for the work environment is:

Check all that apply.

xVery QuietxLoud Noise

xQuietqVery Loud Noise

xModerate Noise

Hearing:

xAbility to hear alarms on equipment

xAbility to hear client call

xAbility to hear instructions from physician/department staff

REPETITIVE MOTION ACTIONS

¾ Number of Hours ¾

Repetitive use of foot control

0

1-2

3-4

5-6

7+

A. Right only

B. Left Only

C. Both

X

Repetitive use of hands

A. Right only

X

B. Left Only

X

C. Both

X

Grasping:simple/light

A. Right only

X

B. Left Only

X

C. Both

X

Grasping:firm/heavy

A. Right only

X

B. Left Only

X

C. Both

X

Fine Dexterity

A. Right only

X

B. Left Only

X

C. Both

X

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CALCULATION PAGE

Staff Member: ___________________________________Job Title: ________________________

Performance Evaluation Score:

A.

Total Number of Job Duties Section I:

B.

Total Score of Job Duties and Responsibilities in Section I:

C.

Average Score of Job Duties and Responsibilities:(B/A) =

D.

C x 60% (.60)=

E.

Score of Behavioral Requirements:

F.

E x 40% (.40)=

I.

Total Score of Performance Evaluation: D + F =

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SIGNATURE PAGE

Staff Member: ___________________________________Job Title: ________________________

Manager’s Comments:

 

Recommended Goals/Actions:

 

Education Goals/Needs:

 

Staff Member Comments:

 

Actions Recommended by Department Manager:

(THE RAISE NOTED ON THIS FORM WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE UNTIL RECEIVED AND APPROVED BY A SHARON HOSPITAL SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR)

qPerformance Review Only

qSalary Increase: _____________

qNext Performance Review on: _____________

qSalary Increase Denied

______________________________________________________________________

Staff Member SignatureDate

______________________________________________________________________

Department Manager SignatureDate

______________________________________________________________________

Administrative SignatureDate

 

 

Location: Sharon-Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 8.00

FTE: 0.200000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: Weekdays/Weekends


Org Unit: 938

Department: Psych Unit

 

 

Exempt: No

 

 

 

 

EOE, including disability/vets.

 

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Activities Therapist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 39427