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Recreational Therapist - FT - (236522)

Universal Health Services

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Recreational Therapist - FT - (236522)

Facility Name
Wekiva Springs Center
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32216 US (Primary)
Career Area
Other, Rehabilitation Physical Therapist (RPT)
Job Description

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 65,000 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 Wekiva Springs Center is a 130-bed acute behavioral health hospital providing quality care in a gender-specific program for men and women,Baker Act program and New Perspectives, an inpatient and outpatient program for Older Adults. We provide treatment for mental health, addictions and dual diagnosis concerns in a warm and caring atmosphere near I-95 and J Turner Butler in Southside area. TheRecreational Therapist duties will include the following: Assists in planning and conducting daily recreational therapy group sessions and programs, with individual sessions as needed in accordance with program structure and treatment plan Shows evidence of adequate preparation for groups and individual sessions Reports for groups and individual sessions in a timely manner Conducts groups and individual sessions consistently with a minimal number of cancellations Provides lesson plans or instructions when unavailable for groups Shows an awareness for patients’ safety and takes steps to reduce the risk of injury Adapts group and individual and goals to meet the needs of the patients Maintains a consistent therapeutic milieu as outlined in program guidelines Establishes and maintains an empathetic and therapeutic relationship with patients Demonstrates adequate knowledge of normal and abnormal adolescent development in designing and implementing group and individual therapeutic interventions Completes routine paperwork within the prescribed time frames that includes Follows established charting guidelines for entries in the medical record Progress notes reflect master treatment plan problem numbers Attends designated team meetings and conferences. Contributes recreational therapy information and observations to interdisciplinary team members and physicians during appropriate treatment team staffing Attends required meetings and is consistently on time Contributes recreation therapy information to the treatment team Communicates significant information, observations and incidences to appropriate team members as needed as they occur Communicates problem areas and programming conflicts to the Activity Therapy Coordinator Follows the program’s philosophy and guidelines to meet goals and objective of the hospital and the program Conducts assessments with new patients Develops programs to meet the needs of patients Follows the programs’ level system and unit rules consistently Assists with recreational therapy program development Reports ideas for improved programming the Activity Therapy Coordinator Participates in programming meetings and interdepartmental in-services Provides lists of current equipment needs to the Recreational Therapy Coordinator Reports all employee and patient-related incidents/accidents pertaining to recreational therapy Fills out incident reports completely and in a timely manner Follows established safety policies and utilizes good judgment and awareness of safety issues to prevent incidents Efficiently charts on individual progress notes and all pertinent observations and information Charts consistently after each therapy session in a timely manner Charts to problems identified on the treatment plan Shares clinical observations and significant information using appropriate terminology Charts on patients who do not attend groups and provides reasons for their absence Charts special or unusual occurrences when necessary Assists in ordering and maintaining recreational therapy supplies Conducts and supervises the inspection an proper use of recreational therapy equipment Makes routine inspections of exercise equipment and reports the need for service to the Activity Therapy Coordinator Demonstrates knowledge of safety issues and proper use of equipment and supervises aides during use of equipment Must be willing to work weekends and other times when needed

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates must have the following: 1) Must have a Bachelor's or Master's in Recreational Therapy,Art Therapy, Music/DramaTherapy. 2) Cert

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