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Recreational Aide

Location: Kula, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 718671 Date posted: 07/25/2018

This position works in a hospital or long term care facility and is primarily responsible to provide supportive, therapeutic, and recreational activities to patients/residents under general direction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under the general guidance and review of the supervisor and with consideration to patients/residents abilities and/or disabilities, this position exercises initiative and imagination in independently planning, organizing, and implementing activities which are appropriate for the subject group.

  • In collaboration with the supervisor, appropriately assesses and re-assesses residents' activity interest needs and concerns through observation, conversation and with written information.

  • Assist the supervisor, to reintegrate patients/residents into the community by accompanying residents on excursions to shopping malls, theaters, and restaurants, on picnics, bus/van rides, and other appropriate leisure activities within the community.

  • Works with patients/residents on an individual basis as necessary.

  • Coordinate activities with other hospital staff to ensure that all supplies, equipment, materials, etc., are available and serviceable for the planned activities; ensures that there are no conflicts with other disciplines or schedules; logs activities planned/scheduled on activity calendar blackboard.

  • Work closely with the hospitals dietary department in making request for special or ethnic food selections; ensuring that dietary department and all involved personnel are aware when patients/residents will be off-site for a particular meal, and when plans are changed.

  • Maintain established hospital and work unit policies, procedures, objectives, continuous quality improvement programs, and safety measures.

  • Transport patients/residents to and from recreational activities and assists with ambulation when necessary.

  • May be assigned volunteers, students, and lower level staff to assist with activities, programs and selected work assignments.

  • Implement moderately complex therapeutic measures prescribed for the patient/resident in accordance with standard methods and procedures.

  • Record entries and maintain records of patient/resident charts documenting behaviors, attitudes, responses, plans, goals, and other significant incidents on a regular basis.

  • Prepare, setup, clean-up and return of all equipment and supplies to proper areas at the end of an activity; help operate and maintain audiovisual equipment; assist with inventories; responsible for the maintenance and care of all the equipment, supplies and facilities related to recreational activities; reports shortages, needs, and requests for supplies and equipment; assists Certified Nurse Aide or licensed staff with toileting, bathing, dressing, and grooming; may operate motor vehicles to transport patients on excursions into the community, may be assigned to attend interdisciplinary groups and other meetings.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience in a hospital or medical institution/program observing, reporting, and implementing care on physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions, and providing recreational therapy practices or techniques OR completion of an occupational therapy assistant education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) OR graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, special education, psychology or sociology.

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of all of the knowledge and abilities, specified below for the Full Performance level, in providing the full range of services to the clientele of the work site, independently. Knowledge of the policies, procedures and work rules of the work site.Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of basic spoken and written English; personal hygiene; bodily care and body mechanics; and housekeeping; the ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate effectively with others in English; perform tasks involving heavy physical effort (e.g., lift, position, push, pull, and carry 50 lbs. or more; and walk/stand for extended periods of time); demonstrate poise and tact in dealing with a wide range of patients/residents with different illnesses and injuries; interact patiently and respectfully with staff, patients/residents and visitors.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess, or be able to obtain a Public Utilities Carrier license.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Kula,Kula Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: S02 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Department: Kula Hospital Activities Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

    About Rehab Services Careers

    Rehab Services Careers

    In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

    In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

    Physical And Occupational Therapists

    Kaiser Permanente offers full-time, part-time, per diem, and in-house registry opportunities in a variety of practice settings, including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Additional opportunities include occupational therapist, physical therapist, and licensed physical therapist assistant.

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    At Kaiser Permanente, Respiratory Care Practitioners are an integral part of our respected health care team. They are responsible for developing patient treatment plans and have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting and challenging areas from adult critical care to cardiology to high-risk delivery. Our Respiratory Care Practitioners have the advantage of computerized state-of-the-art equipment, including life support systems, arterial blood gas analyzers, and non-invasive monitors.

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    Kaiser Permanente's speech pathologists provide direct patient care to members with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing, and implementing therapy and treatment programs.


    Our audiology professionals are a vital part of our rehab care team. They provide direction, counseling, and recommendations regarding the rehabilitation of hearing impaired patients.

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