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Deltek Talent Management - RECREATION THERAPIST (BA) - FULLTIME - (27031)

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Facility Name
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
AMARILLO, TX 79106 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description


POSITION SUMMARY: The Recreational Therapist is responsible for assessing patients’ leisure and recreational activities, providing age and developmentally appropriate therapy groups and establishing behavioral treatment goals in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of The Pavilion. Hours vary based on staffing and patient needs and include day, evening and weekend shifts. The Recreational Therapist supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence standards to all customer groups. The Recreational Therapist reports to the Director of Clinical Services.   Demonstrates leadership in the provision of therapeutic recreational services through a collaborative process designed to integrate services/functions throughout a patient’s term of service while at The Pavilion. Directs and provides daily operations and activities of the Pavilion Therapeutic Recreation services. Position must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including, children, adolescents, adults, older adults and dually diagnosed patients. Position must attend and participate in weekly treatment plan meetings.

Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.

A hospital is only as good as its caregivers. That's why we're looking for allied health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of 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.

Job Requirements


Education: Bachelors or Master’s degree in related Recreational Therapies field.

Experience: Two years experience in Recreational Therapy field working with a mental health population, prior supervisory experience and program development preferred. Prefer knowledge of group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management.

Licensure/Certification: Possesses current registration, certification or licensure in accordance with state and /or national board standards of specific field of allied health (i.e., art, recreational, music, occupational therapy, psychodrama therapy).

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

1. Ability to read and write in English

2. Ability to speak and hear, to allow discussions with employees and peers.

3. Ability to cope with and remain calm under stress

4. Ability to respond to pages

5. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions

6. Bending and lifting (5-10 lbs), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing and pulling.

7. Ability to understand and interpret financial data

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