Covenant Health

Job Title
Activities Coordinator
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name






Activities Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

PRN/OCC, Day Shift



Peninsula Overview:

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.

Offering both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, Peninsula is a leader in the changing healthcare environment. The hospital is located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. Additionally, Peninsula offers care specifically designed for seniors with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions at the Senior Behavioral Center located at Parkwest Medical Center. Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.

Position Summary:

The activity coordinator plans, organizes and directs a therapeutic activities program in order to provide adolescent and adult patients with acceptable outlets for creativity, expression, socialization, exercise and learning experiences within the confines of treatment aims.


Recruiter: Brittany Partello || || (865) 374-5363


  • Supervises group activities.
  • Organizes and arranges group activities.
  • Contributes to multidisciplinary treatment plan.
  • Counsels and shares educational information with patients.
  • Verbally communicates events to appropriate staff.
  • Determines program needs and purchases supplies in cooperation with the Clinical Director.
  • Participates in treatment teams on a rotating basis in cooperation with the Clinical Director 
  • Counsel patients in selection of activities which meet leisure item needs and interests utilizing existing skills.
  • Meets with Clinical Director as needed.
  • Seeks consultation from Clinical Director as needed.
  • Communicates directly with unit leaders. Shares patient information, program needs and concerns appropriately.
  • Participates in CQI activities
  •  Assists Clinical Director with preparation of activity portion of budget.
  • Demonstrates competency in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends.
  • Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed. Attends and serves on professional/civic service organizations as hospital representative as directed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education:            Bachelor's Degree in mental health field or Recreational therapy preferred.


Minimum Experience:          One (1) year hospital experience in mental health or related area or equivalent combination of education and work experience


Licensure Requirement:       CPR required.


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