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Deltek Talent Management - RECREATION THERAPIST (BA) - (25428)

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Facility Name
Springwoods Behavioral Health
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72704 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Behavioral Health - Support Staff, Recreational therapy
Job Description

Springwoods Behavioral Health is an affiliated 80-bed acute care behavioral health facility located in Northwest Arkansas and has been providing quality health care to the residents Northwest Arkansas since 2009.  The hospital provides 24-hour acute care behavioral health services. 

Springwoods Behavioral Health is seeking a dynamic and talented Recreational Therapist CTRS.

Interpersonal Relationships:  As a representative of Springwoods Behavioral Health, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct effect on the Facility’s image and perceptions of quality service.  Interaction with patients, family members, physicians, referral sources, affiliating schools, visitors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional.  This behavior should promote an atmosphere of team work which is congruent with facility standards and guidelines to promote positive relations.

Position Purpose:    Work with team and develop all activity therapy programming, from assessment, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation, to discharge planning, as assigned.


  1. Working knowledge and experience with therapeutic recreation process, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  2. Must have the visual acuity to identify, instruct, and evaluate patient’s skills, affect, needs, safety, and progress.
  3. Excellent verbal and written skills are required to communicate and interact effectively with patients, families, physicians, hospital staff, and the public.
  4. Skill sets to work with patients, families, physicians, and staff.  Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  5. Knowledge of treatment programs, leisure education, social skill development, arts, and sports is required.
  6. Must be able to provide age specific care and intervention for child, adult and geriatric population(s). 
  7. Provides written documentation in the patient chart of patient’s level of participation and patient’s perceptions of activity and progress toward meeting treatment goals.
Job Requirements

Position Reports To:  Director of Clinical Services

Position Supervises:  Program and Staff.  Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Therapeutic Recreation Assistants

Licenses or Certifications:   Certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).   Current Arkansas Driver’s License.  Current CPR and Handle with Care certifications, or must obtain within 90-days of hire.

Total education, vocational training and experience:   Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field from an accredited college or university. Prefer Master’s degree.  Two years of experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.

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


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.


*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.


UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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