The position is that of a Recreation Assistant in the Recreation and Creative Arts Therapy Department at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA. This position is located in the Rehabilitation Service Line/Recreation Therapy Department. Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, or 12:00 pm to 8:30 pmpm, and/or Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, or 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm, to include some holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Recreation Therapy Assistant/PD16411A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Duties may include, but are not limited to: Serves as a Recreation Therapy Assistant and is assigned to provide a variety of general recreation programs independently and to assist recreation therapists in providing treatment programs to meet patient needs. Obtains guidance from recreation therapist to obtain insight into the appropriate recreational activities for medical facility patients in consideration of mental and physical capabilities, psychological and emotional considerations, attitudes, individual interests and medical restrictions. Conducts general recreation activities under the guidance of a recreation therapist on patient care units at bedside, in the community, in 1 : 1 group settings, and general recreation areas. Provides verbal and written reports to recreation therapist concerning resident/patient attendance and responses during recreation therapy programming. Maintains accurate workload records and submits timely data through entries in appropriate computer data bases. Schedules varied indoor games, hobbies, and craft activities. Participates in the planning of outdoor sports events, and orients participants on requirements for protective equipment and the rules and regulations appropriate to the team sport involved. Schedules demonstrations and other special events. Actively participates in the development of publicity for scheduled special events using flyers. Drives and/or escorts residents/patients to and from recreation therapy and diversional programs on and off station. Physically assist the elderly and non-ambulatory patients in getting into and out of the vehicle. Provides coverage of recreation therapy areas and facilities as needed for the open participation by residents/patients from throughout the medical center.
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