Activities Coordinator

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7122218 (Ref.No. 10019878)
Posted: January 27, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $23.00 - $31.52 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Designs, organizes and directs inpatient and outpatient events and activities to improve the well-being of pediatric and Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) patients. Interacts with patients through planning, and the delivery of activities in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the City of Hope National Medical Center. Serves as a liaison to other departments and special interest groups to promote pediatric and AYA interactions, activities, and new and innovative programs. Assists in the development and management of relationships with external partners to provide services and support as agreed upon.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Introduces patients to activities and events deemed appropriate for their age and condition.
  • Interacts with patients using knowledge of the unique needs of pediatric and AYA patients in a high-acuity care setting.
  • Demonstrates skill and creativity in implementing patient activities, events and programs, which are safe, effective, and efficient.
  • Modifies activities according to patient needs and interests and develops appropriate alternative plans as indicated.
  • Completes evaluations of activities and events and shares with management.
  • Develops and implements new events, activities and projects, makes recommendations for change.
  • Runs unit-based activity groups for purposes of patient entertainment and social interaction.
  • Establishes activity and event goals and plans in coordination with team members such as physicians, nursing, supportive care, marketing/communications, development, volunteers, as well as with external foundations and donors.
  • Manages costs for activities and events to ensure they remain within budget.
  • Oversees and directs the work of volunteers and external group for activities and special events. Assesses quality of services provided.
  • Serves as a liaison to hospital staff, and personnel from other departments, to coordinate and facilitate activities and events for pediatric and AYA patients.
  • Liaisons with Development Center personnel to ensure program funding needs are communicated. Participates in preparing donor requests, donor tours/events/speaking engagements, as well as receiving gifts and donations on behalf of the pediatric and AYA programs.
  • Monitors patient participation in and satisfaction with activities/events.
  • Creates a positive, welcoming, caring, stimulating environment during patient activities.
  • Provides opportunities for socializing and encourages relationship building among patients during activities/events.
  • Maintains monthly calendar of events.
  • Sets annual goals with management and operates within budget.
  • Performs department staff scheduling.
  • Manages volunteer scheduling and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related area such as recreational therapy, social work, geriatrics, psychology, art therapy, music therapy etc
  • Minimum Experience: 3+ years of experience working as an activities coordinator or related position.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • CPR Certification (American Heart Association)

Additional Information:

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $23.00 - $31.52 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.