Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 2/8/2023

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

***Activity Aide 24hrs/Days


Responsible for the performance of designated tasks related to the operation of therapeutic group programming on Geri Psych Department. The Activity Aid provides age appropriate, group and individual activities, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.


  • Provides quality patient care using varied sensory interventions appropriate to patient physical and cognitive status.
  • Organize and facilitate therapeutic psychiatric groups.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment by adherence to department maintenance and infection control procedures.
  • Reports any changes observed in patient status and/or unusual incidents to the appropriate staff member.
  • Participates in planning, organizing and selecting patient related daily, weekly, and monthly activities and projects.
  • Integrates activities into the daily milieu independently and in collaboration with other staff members.
  • Displays organizational skills and inventories materials and supplies as needed, and communicates with appropriate staff.
  • Maintains timely and accurate documentation, including group documentation, 1:1, and crisis plan as appropriate.
  • Consistently demonstrates an awareness and concern for patient safety and complies with hospital infection control policies.
  • Displays excellent communication skills, working well with others in the spirit of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Appropriately refers unanswerable questions/problems to the appropriate person; seeks information to clarify requests/assignments.
  • Assists in selected portions of the orientation and/or training of new employees.
  • Consistently demonstrates a complete knowledge of body mechanics to avoid injury to self or patients.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in appropriately prioritizing work to meet departmental needs, standards, and deadlines; seeks assistance to prioritize in cases of uncertainty.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job related tasks and duties as assigned.


  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating patients, peers, and visitors with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Demonstrates communication
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction


  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources: in-services, Steward University, and unit specific education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic group process for the older adult population.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and partnership council/work groups.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and departmental policies and procedures, programs and services.


Required Qualifications: High School Diploma, experience working with the geriatric and/or behavioral health population, and a minimum two years of experience facilitating therapeutic groups.

Preferred Qualifications: Health related experience, CNA

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Morton Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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