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PRN Recreation Therapist, Music Therapist, or Art Therapist - (16376)

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PRN Recreation Therapist, Music Therapist, or Art Therapist - (16376)

Facility Name
St. Simons By-The-Sea Hospital
ST SIMONS IS, GA 31522 US (Primary)
Career Area
Recreational therapy
Job Description


UHS is 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.


Saint Simons By-The-Sea Hospital is a 101 bed psychiatric and addictive disease hospital for adults and adolescents. We strive to provide quality mental health treatment and addiction treatment services in the area. Located on Saint Simons Island, Ga., Saint Simons By-The-Sea's serene island setting ensures privacy and anonymity, enabling the patient to concentrate on recovery. Our hospital is conveniently located within driving distance of Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, and other surrounding cities in the South Georgia and Northern Florida region. The hospital's comfortable, supportive environment helps put patients at ease. Saint Simons By-The-Sea's staff has extensive experience in the fields of addiction treatment, recovery, relapse prevention and mental health treatment.

Saint Simons By-The-Sea Hospital is seeking a Therapist to assess and counsel patients regarding psychological or emotional problems and develop and implement therapeutic treatment plan by performing the following dutiessupport the purpose and procedures of the entire intake and admission process.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following tasks: 

  • Assess patient leisure needs and develop behavioral treatment plans, goals, and interventions.
  • Assist in the day-to-day monitoring of the patient population.
  • Establish, initiate, organize, and conduct the recreation therapy treatment program including leisure education, pet therapy, creative expression, outdoor education/recreation, art, community reintegration, and special events such as birthdays, holidays, and graduation parties.
  • Promote the physical appearance of the unit through decorations, bulletin boards, and displays of patient activities.
  • Assist in the inventory and ordering of appropriate recreation therapy supplies.
  • Conduct recreation therapy groups as scheduled and document patient’s participation and progress toward individual treatment goals outlined.
  • Participate in the monitoring and assessment of recreation therapy programming, assisting with programming changes as needed in order to promote treatment that effectively meets the needs of all patients.
  • Attend and participate in treatment team meetings and selected therapeutic groups when the program schedule permits.
  • Establish relationships with community agencies providing recreation therapy services.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of supplies and areas used when conducting recreation activities.
  • Provide appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.
  • Consistently meet facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory meetings and staff training sessions as required.
  • Assure cleanliness and orderliness of the assigned work area/unit and proactively assist in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility.
  • Maintain appropriate relationships with patients by treating them in a respectful manner at all times, by eliciting patients’ interest and cooperation, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.

This opportunity offers the following:

Challenging and rewarding work environment
Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
Competitive Compensation
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
401k plan with company match

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in RT and CTRS certified, master's level Art Therapist, or master's level Music Therapist. 

Must have 1+ years related experience. 

Experience in an inpatient setting preferred. 

Knowledge of basic computer functions and ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Must be able to successfully perform in a fast-paced work environment


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