Activity Coordinator

Date posted: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Chinese Hospital
845 Jackson St. San Francisco, CA 94133
Job description: 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researches, plans, coordinates, and implements a varied daily program of activities designed to meet recreational needs of patients and to increase stimulation in their environment.
  • Works closely with nursing staff in providing programming to stimulate and support the social, physical and emotional functioning of the patients.
  • Interacts with patients, families, coworkers, managers and other departmental personnel in a kind, knowledgeable, professional and friendly manner to promote service excellence.
  • Maintain all documentation as required per regulations.
  • Follows Hospital and Department policies and procedures at all times, including but not limited to: Administrative Manual, Environment of Care, Human Resources, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance, Code of Ethics, etc.
  • Attend, actively participate and complete in-services, training classes, mandatory classes, seminars/workshops, staff meetings, exercises and drills; reads all department communication and assigned materials.
  • Customer Service – Provides excellent customer service and shows compassion to all patients, visitors and co-workers.  Seeks feedback to ensure all needs are met. Anticipates and recognizes the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed.
  • Communication ¬– Keeps manager and team informed of progress, problems, development and plans.  Gets along and interacts positively with co-workers and others.
  • Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Two years' experience in a social recreational or educational program within the past five years, one year of which was full-time in an activities program in a health care, mental health or handicapped program setting or recreational environments
  • Occupational therapist, art therapist, music therapist, dance therapist, recreation therapist, occupational therapist assistant or qualified social worker or;
  • Completed at least 36 hours training in a course-designed specifically for this position and approved by the Department and shall receive regular consultation from an occupational therapist, qualified social worker or recreation therapist.
  • BLS - Basic Life Support Certification - issued by AHA-American Heart Association.
  • Bilingual in English and Chinese.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt to changing priorities, and work independently
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to multi-task with a high level of efficiency and attention to detail

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, staff is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and/or listen.  He/she uses his/her hands to do computer work, write reports, do equipment set-up/cleaning/storage, clerical support, etc.  He/she will be using the phone frequently.  Good vision is needed to be able to read schedules, enter accurate data, etc.  He/she must have good general health and demonstrate emotional stability so as to carry out the above-enumerated duties.

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment
  • Standing, walking and moving 50% of the day


San Francisco
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