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Deltek Talent Management - ACTIVITY THERAPIST - (24612)

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Facility Name
Dover Behavioral Health System
DOVER, DE 19901 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor, Behavioral Health - Therapist, Recreational therapy, Social Worker
Job Description

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Dover Behavioral Health is a mental health facility located in Dover, DE. Our treatment center provides mental health and addiction treatment services to individuals from Delaware, Maryland, and most other states throughout the US. Our experienced, caring professionals are the heart of what we do, providing superior inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare services for adolescents and adults. We provide consistent attention to our patients and are responsive to their individual needs. Our treatment programs are tailored to the needs of each patient and are developed and implemented through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that combines the skill and expertise of our healthcare professionals. All who turn to us for assistance will find a helping hand and a compassionate heart.

Dover Behavioral Health System is seeking a dynamic and talented  Activity Therapist for 10-20 hours a week with a flexible schedule to deliver high quality life skills and leisure activity programs for patients based on appropriate developmental, social, and emotional stages of each patient.

Key Responsibilities include:

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


Job Requirements

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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