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RECREATION THERAPIST (CERT)

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Responsibilities POSITION PURPOSE: The Recreation Therapist is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating age appropriate therapeutic recreation programs for behavioral health patients based on evidence-based practice. Recreational Therapists provides group therapy, expressive therapies, recreation and psych education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Recreational Therapist are also responsible for the supervision of Activity Aides, Music and other personnel. Maintains safety standards and QPI for the department. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Documents provision of services including assessments, Master Treatment Plans, and daily Progress Notes.
  • Review and co-sign documents prepared by the Activity Specialists.
  • Develops programs and facilitates Specialized Therapeutic Services for inpatient and outpatient patients who suffer from a wide range of mental health illnesses.
  • Supervises Recreation Therapists, Music Therapists and Activity Specialists and Lifeguards as needed.
  • Develops department Policies and Procedures as needed.
  • Develops and monitors QPI of department on quarterly basis.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory, supply inventory and purchasing of equipment and supplies.
  • Schedules use of all recreational facilities throughout the hospital.
  • Assumes duties of S.T.S. Director in their absence.
  • Oversees and evaluates Internship program.
  • Supervises Special Events provided by STS department. CUSTOMERS SERVED: Inpatients, partial patients, and agencies. Qualifications SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of age-appropriate recreational/music activities and the ability to modify and/or adapt activities to suit specific populations and treatment plan. EDUCATION:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Therapeutic Recreation or Music Therapy.
  • Masters Degree in Recreational Therapy preferred LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Current Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification through the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification required.
  • Music Therapist Board Certified preferred
  • Must have current High and Low Elements Facilitator Certification or acquire within 90 days of hire. EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year in experience in program development, implementation and evaluation of recreation/music therapy programs in a psychiatric or hospital setting.
  • Experience with children, adolescents, adults and military in psychiatric and / or hospital setting. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Walking and standing for long periods of time. * Required lifting items 25-50 pounds. * Requires frequent pushing, pulling, kneeling, grasping, twisting, and bending. * Repetitive use of hands. * Requires hearing and vision to be correctable to fall within normal range. * Requires working outside for periods of time. EEO Statement All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. Notice At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, San Antonio , RECREATION THERAPIST (CERT), Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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