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Aftercare Program Coord

Job ID: 2228
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Faculty Physicians
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


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Facilitates the supervision, management and delivery of routines, schedules and procedures for children's camp operation. Plans, implements and evaluates camp programming, orientation and the camp experience for campers, volunteers and staff. Plans, creates and conducts individualized and generalized after care programs/therapeutic interventions for child patients. Presents and publishes articles related to camp experience and after care interventions.

1. Directs program attendee recruitment and communication with multidisciplinary team members, hospital personnel, and community groups relative to supportive care program activities in compliance with UNCHCS and department policies and procedures. Provides appropriate risk management and infection control to improve the health, safety and benefit of patients using the facilities.
2. Facilitates data entry and management for all supportive programming related tasks. Facilitates internal and external communications for planning. Coordinates activities with multidisciplinary team members, legal office, public affairs, volunteers, media, vendors, local facility staff, etc. Under the supervision of The Director of Recreational Therapy and Child Life, provides communication regarding programs, events and materials with engaged donor groups.
3. Facilitates the supervision, management, and delivery of routines, schedules and procedures for support group operations. Assists in the supervision of all operations and program staff. Maintains and develops policy and procedure manuals for supportive care programming.
4. Facilitates volunteer recruitment, public relations and community outreach related to supportive care programming. Serves as hospital liaison to Pediatric Oncology Clinic volunteers, members of Carolina PALS, and coordinates scheduling and placement of members into 11 special buddy volunteer relationships. Educates and ensures volunteer accountability in all volunteer roles across programs. Develops descriptions of therapeutic activities/program and designs promotional materials. Actively promotes events and activities to encourage participation.
5. Plans, creates and conducts individualized and generalized supportive care programs/ therapeutic interventions for pediatric patients and families, taking into account specific patient needs and interests, resources needed and appropriate health, safety, infection control and risk management procedures to assure patient safety and therapeutic/rehabilitative benefit. These may include School Re-entry, teen programming, preschool programming and individualized interventions designed to enhance the patients? abilities to function in life activities while dealing with their diagnosis/treatment.
6. Plans, implements and evaluates programming, orientation, and therapeutic experience for patients, family members, volunteers and staff. Facilitates program development, group planning meetings, delegation and organization of task completion. Requests resources needed for therapeutic activities. Ensures adequate materials and supplies are available.
7. Presents and publishes articles related to supportive program experiences and interventions. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities for Recreational Therapy in Pediatrics in accordance with JCAHO standards and with hospital and department policies. Participates in the design and implementation of research projects conducted by the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Service or in the Department of Recreational Therapy.
8. Under the supervision of the assigned Director of Recreational Therapy and Child Life, provides comprehensive supportive services according to JCAHO, ATRA, Hospitals? and Departmental standards and protocols for pediatric hematology/oncology pediatric outpatients (ages infants through 18 years) who have a wide variety of physical, psycho-social, cognitive, cultural and treatment needs, as well as their families. Facilitates non-pharmacological pain management, procedural preparation, coping and compliance for pediatric outpatients in the pediatric oncology clinic.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life Nursing, Social Work, or Chaplaincy.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● If a Bachelor's degree in Child Life: Certification by the Child Life Certifying Commission.
● If a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation: Licensed as a Recreational Therapist by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure (NCBRTL).
● If a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
● If Nursing degree, requires valid NC Nursing License.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Requires 2 years of experience working with burn patients and their care.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Faculty Physicians

Organization Unit: UNC P&A Surg-Burn 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC: Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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