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Activity / Recreation Therapist

Universal Health Services

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Activity / Recreation Therapist

Job Code:  226822
Facility: Dover Behavioral Health System
Location: DOVER, DE US Northeast
Region: Northeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Category: Allied Health,Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Professionals
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies,, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals; behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 70,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.


Dover Behavioral Health System is a private psychiatric facility providing behavioral health care services to adults and adolescents. DBHS is located in a beautiful campus setting east of Dover, DE and Georgetown, DE offering inpatient and partial hospitalization for adolescents and adults. Treatment includes comprehensive individual assessment; psychiatric evaluations and medication stabilization; physical exam and follow up; dual diagnosis programming and many other services which guide the patient to a healthy lifestyle.


Dover Behavioral Health System is currently seeking a Per Diem Recreation Therapist to join its talented team!

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop and deliver therapeutic programs for patients and make treatment recommendations that are individualized to circumstances and needs of each patient in conjunction with interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Maintain the clinical and administrative documentation associated with the therapeutic services provided
  • Stay abreast of regulatory standards (including The Joint Commission) that involve recreational and activity therapies
  • Effectively contribute to the discharge planning of patients
  • Assist the Lead Activity Therapist in maintaining the Activity Therapy Department’s resources and equipment including the movie and book library; ensure rooms are properly supplied and maintain cleanliness
  • Deliver and collect patient exit interviews and implement appropriate measures based on results
  • Collaborate with clinical management on scheduling activity therapy sessions based on patient and hospital needs
  • Will oversee and monitor Activity therapy patient care programs and treatment outcomes
  • Provide individual and/or group evaluation in treatment sessions
  • Identify, document, and report any and all instances of adult or child abuse and neglect to the appropriate parties including a member of management, the police, and state agencies

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Other Duties and Responsibilities:

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  • Participate in community outreach programs as needed
  • Comply with facility safety, infection control and security program
  • Report all accidents immediately and provide effective timely corrective action on all accidents
  • Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice
  • Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Exhibit Service Excellence and support facility internal and external customer service standards 
Master’s degree in a Recreational Therapy or related field
Experience in clinical interviewing and knowledge of the concept and philosophy of Activity Therapy in the treatment process is required
One year experience in a psychiatric or substance abuse facility preferred

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