Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Recreation Specialist in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

TheRecreation Specialistprovides adult patients, families, and friends with an environment that supports their healing during inpatient stay or clinic visits. To identify, develop and facilitate activities that address patients’ physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs and promotes relaxation, creative self-expression, and socialization.

You Will:

  • Recreation Activities Delivery and Coaching: Welcomes patients and guests to the Patient Recreation Pavilion. Assists adult patients to determine recreation activities that will best meet their needs, desires and challenges. Conducts diversified and adaptive recreational activities to meet the needs of patients, modifying the activities to accommodate their disabilities and challenges.

  • Activity Development and Planning: Propose new or updated activities to integrate into the Recreation Program. Assists with the organization and promotion of recreation activities and special events. Secures and prepares materials needed for each activity and review workflows for conducting recreation activities.

  • Care for the Environment: Maintains a welcoming and orderly environment in all recreational areas.

  • Volunteer/Intern Training and Supervision: Trains and supervises volunteers and interns

  • Patient and Guest Safety: Ensures that safety and infection control precautions are observed

  • Operations Management Support: Participates in the daily operations management of the department.

You Have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Therapeutic Artsor related field;

  • Minimum Work Experience: 2 years of work experience in Recreation Services#LI-POST

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 9am-5pm Tuesday: 12pm-8pm


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Requisition ID2018-26213

CategoryProfessional - Other