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Recreation Therapy/FT

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Recreation Therapy/FT

Job Code:  241578
Facility: Pinnacle Pointe Hospital
Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

The Recreation Therapist is responsible for planning and implementing activity services of assigned program, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients under the direction of the Director of Recreational Therapy.

Demonstrate responsibility for observation and application of sound judgment in patients’ physical and mental condition/needs
Observe and document changes in patients’ appearance, behavior, and ability to work towards treatment plan goals
Communicate changes in patient’s condition to treatment team members
Provides assessment in psychosocial/leisure and recreational skills development/deficiency
Ensure timely documentation of interventions and ensure interventions are based on the patient’s plan of care
Apply appropriate crisis intervention techniques, as required
Assist patients in achieving their optimum level of independent functioning
Document services rendered in accordance with established criteria 
Maintain current documentation in daily or weekly progress notes, including the patient’s name, date of therapy, name of therapeutic group/intervention, and summary of the session.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in recreation therapy, or a Certified Recreational Therapy Specialist (CTRS).

Experience: Two (2) years of related experience, with a knowledge of a psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.

Certification by state and/or national governing body in recreation therapy. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in the applicable state. Successful completion of CPR certification and successful completion of HWC within 30 days of hire. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

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