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Activity Therapist

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Caldwell
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Description IntroductionAre you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our Activity Therapist opening with West Valley Medical Center today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.BenefitsWest Valley Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
    Learn more about Employee BenefitsNote: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.
    We are seeking a(an) Activity Therapist for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!Job Summary and QualificationsAs an Activity Therapist in Behavioral Health at our facility you will be joining a team that has a passion for creating positive patient interactions and a dedication to caring for the multi-faceted wellness of those we serve. In this role you will:
    • Be responsible for assessing, planning, and implementing the activity therapy needs of the patients on the Behavioral Health Unit.
    • Assure the provision of high quality, safe, and cost-effective services to patients, clients, physicians, visitors, and other customer groups.
    • Develop and implement the Activities Therapy program for the unit to help foster self-awareness, increase and/or improve social skills, and promote the creative process to help reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and manage behaviors.
    • Complete an activity therapy assessment for each patient within 72 hours of admission.
    • Assess individual patient needs and plan/implement activity therapy that is appropriate for each patient.
    • Document pertinent information relevant to developing and implementing the patient treatment plan.
    • Under the general supervision of the unit director, provide consultation to other hospital areas as directed by physician order.Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Recreational Therapy or related field such as art and/or music therapy required; Master's degree preferred.
      • Current licensure and/or registration is determined by specialty and could include: Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, Art Therapy Credentials Board Certification, or The Certification Board for Music Therapist.
      • Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support or obtain within 7 days of date of hire.
      • Requires excellent interpersonal skills and knowledge of community and facility resources, group dynamics, group processing, and working knowledge of variety of arts, crafts, music, and leisure activities.
      • Must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and maintain confidentiality at all times.
      • Ability to manage multiple priorities and be flexible in program and activity planning.
      • Ability to provide independent but collaborative judgment, following established clinical policies and protocols.This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).West Valley Medical Center (WVMC) provides a small-town, friendly environment with a big-city commitment to high-quality patient care. Located in Caldwell, Idaho, this 150 plus bed facility comes nationally accredited. We have consistently been awarded for performance and clinical outcomes. The WVMC team is comprised of 800 employees and volunteers. Our three-story hospital has several off-site community clinics. In 2017 WVMC was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for the fourth consecutive year.

        Located within The Treasure of the Valley, WVMC stands as a pillar of excellence for our friendly community. Caldwell offers a family-friendly culture with walking paths, recreational parks, two golf courses, the Boise River as well as a short commute to Boise and countless outdoor adventures.

        We are part of the HCA Healthcare network - which includes more than 300 affiliate facilities across the nation - offering our colleagues the opportunity for travel and relocation. HCA Healthcare and West Valley Medical Center are all about caring for people, and that care extends to patients, families and our colleagues

        HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses."Across HCA Healthcare's more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
        Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
        Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Activity Therapist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Caldwell , Activity Therapist, Healthcare , Caldwell, Idaho

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