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Activities Director job

Florida HospitalJacksonville, FL
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Company Description

Established in the year 1908, AdventHealth Orlando, formerly Florida Hospital Orlando, offers state-of-the-art medical care to families and the communities. With a shared vision, Christian mission, common values, and focus on whole-person health, it is committing to making communities healthier with a unified system. AdventHealth provides an environment that promotes health, healing, and relaxation. Above all, it offers the caring expertise of 80,000+ skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physician practices, home health agencies, and outpatient clinics delivering individualized and holistic medical care. AdventHealth is an equal opportunity employer. Employees at AdventHealth have more than just a job - they have a calling, a purpose they share with everyone. The company dedicatedly helps its workforce grow both spiritually and professionally through the creation principles, which emphasize complete health. Thus, AdventHealth and its employees together help families and the communities heal their body, mind, and spirit.

Job Description

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Care Center Zephyrhills South

AdventHealth Care Center’s mission to “Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ”
The opportunity and encouragement to truly care for and love the patients/residents they serve
The opportunity to work with like-minded co-workers who believe and support the organization’s mission
The patient-centric focus of meeting the needs of the patient/residents
Being part of a large healthcare organization where we can be “Greater as a Whole”
Work Hours/Shift:


You Will Be Responsible For:

 Plans, organizes, and directs a program of activities in accordance with State and Federal regulations and facility policies. The programs are coordinated in a team effort with related facility services and staff.
The program must meet the needs and interest of the residents regardless of their physical or psychological limitations.
Provides for an ongoing program of activities designed to meet the needs of the residents, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, interests, needs, and the physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being.
Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, directs and evaluates the performance of activity support staff or activity assistants.
Develops activity programs to allow residents to participate within their capabilities and to reach their highest practicable level of functioning.
Inform the residents & staff of the current schedule of planned activities.
Completes a comprehensive assessment on each resident according to his/her background, past and present leisure interests, abilities, physical and mental limitations, and activity related needs as required.

What You Will Need:

High School Diploma or Equivalent
Qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an Activity Professional who is licensed, registered, or certified
Have 2 years’ experience in a social/recreational program within the past 5 years and 1 full time in Activities
Qualified Occupational Therapist (OT) or Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
Complete a training course approved by the State
Additional qualifications may be required per current State regulations
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Skilled Nursing (LTC) preferred
Job Summary:

The Activities Director plans, organizes, and participates in therapeutic activity programming to promote opportunities for engaging in normal pursuits, including religious, social, educational, and recreational


  • Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.
  • Conduct therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and participate in treatment programs and activities to facilitate patients' rehabilitation, help them integrate into the community, and prevent further medical problems.
  • Observe, analyze, and record patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • PsychologyKnowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Florida Hospital






Multiple locations




Brian Adams

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