Activity Therapist FT

HCA Waycross , GA 31501

Posted 2 months ago

Memorial Satilla Health is a 231-bed, full service, acute care medical facility in Waycross, Georgia. Memorial Satilla Health is a part of the HCA - Hospital Corporation of America enterprise.

Memorial Satilla has been providing high quality medical care to the greater Waycross community and southeast Georgia region for more than 60 years. Our success is the result of a team effort that is focused on caring for patients and their families.

Our Senior Behavioral Center is designed to address the unique challenges of our aging community. Located on the third floor of the hospital, this 15-bed inpatient psychiatric unit is available for patients that need help with coping with life's transitions, depression, anxiety, psychosis, dementia or other behavioral changes related to aging.

Our psychiatry program is rooted in a desire to make our patients feel safe and comfortable at our behavioral health center. We know this can only be accomplished when there is mutual trust between our psychiatric specialists and the patient. The safety and comfort of all of our patients is always at the forefront of everything we do.

Position Summary:

The Activity Therapist / Recreational Therapist is responsible for the planning and organization of patient activities. The Activity Therapist / Recreational Therapist responsible to be a part of the multidisciplinary team of the program.

Education/ Licensure:

Possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related field or be licensed or certified in therapeutic activities or per state requirements.

Experience: 1-2 years in therapeutic activities with within a psychiatric setting is preferred.

Special Qualifications:

Basic computer knowledge including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word required

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