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EXPRESSIVE THERAPIST

Universal Health Services


Location:
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Date:
08/17/2017
2017-08-172017-09-16
Job Code:
126307
Categories:
  • Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Geriatrics
  • Long Term Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Per Diem
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EXPRESSIVE THERAPIST

Job Code:  126307
Facility: Summit Ridge
Location: LAWRENCEVILLE, GA US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills:  
Category: Allied Health
FTE: .01
Position Summary:
  SummitRidge Hospital specializes in the provision of mental health and chemical dependency services. Our team of professionals provides caring and professional inpatient and support services to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis.

   Due to continued growth, we are currently seeking an experienced Expressive (Activity) Therapist.  Provides recreational or leisure assessments as needed. Plans and provides activtiy therapy services for individual and/or groups which benefit their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well being.  Participates with the multidisciplinary treatment teams to integrate these services and improve patient functioning.

 
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

-         Certified Recreation (Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation and two years  experience), Art therapist (Master's degree in art therapy with 1,000 hours post-graduate clinical experience) or Music Therapist preferred.

-         Minimum of one year experience working in a therapeutic program for adults and adolescents with psychiatric and/or chemical dependency patients

-    Has a variety of skills to challenge and teach patients leisure skills and mastery over their environment

Position Tasks:         

1.      Plans and leads art and recreation therapy groups.

2.      Monitors physical activity level assigned to patients and maintains the safest environment possible during activity groups

3.      Monitors use of equipment and supplies

4.      Leads and co-leads additional groups as needed on assigned units as requested.

5.      Completes required documentation on patients which includes assessments and progress notes.

6.      Organizes special areas for Activity Therapy services to maintain games, supplies, videos and educational information.
Clinical Responsibilities:

7.      Provides regular adjunctive therapy in accordance with presenting needs and medical orders.

8.      Documents all patient contacts and therapeutic activities in the record in a timely manner.

9.      Provides training and family education as needed.

10.  Leads activity therapy and/or community meetings.


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