The incumbent serves as a Therapy Assistant for Voluntary Services at the VA Medical Center, Hampton VA. The purpose of this position is to perform therapeutic recreational activities for all patients in his/her assigned unit and those designated or assigned to participate in such recreation therapy activities. The program includes, but not limited to, recreation activities in sports, music, crafts, hobbies, social and community activities. Major Duties: Must secure a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in order to operate a 32 passenger bus to transports to patients to outside activities Maintains cleanliness of equipment and tools by sanitizing with gloves and wipes. Maintains area in an orderly working order. Monitors patients while performing exercises and assists with crafts arts or other projects. Pays attention to physical and mental signs and communicates those changes to the therapist or appropriate staff. Delivers equipment or supply's to inpatients in their hospital rooms when necessary to include basic instruction. Create/generate recreational programs/handouts for patients. Uses personal computer to type correspondence, create recreational programs, make notes about supply and inventory. Reviews consultative requests and files them once they have been scheduled. Observes patients for changes in attitudes, behavior and physical condition. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30, Monday-Friday; some weekends or evenings may be required. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Therapy Assistant/PD2720 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599937700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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