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Recreation Therapist

Job Details

Job ID: 91012
Location: Tacoma, WA
Entity: Behavioral Health -Other
Category: Behavioral Health
Specialty: Not Applicable
Department: Adolescent Psychiatry TGH
Employment Type: Part Time - Regular
Primary Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Day shift
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Position Summary
The Therapeutic Recreation Therapist is responsible for evaluating and treating patients in regards to leisure skills, community skills, and recreational skills. Other skills, such as cognitive function, may be evaluated and treated as necessary by the CTRS. In addition they provide written documentation of all services rendered, and participate as a member of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. Evaluates patients and develops treatment plan when necessary. Provides therapy to inpatients and outpatients. Provides resources to patients and their significant others to assist patients with building leisure and recreation skills. Provides timely and accurate documentation for all services delivered. Actively participates in rehabilitation team conferences. Communicates effectively with hospital staff members, patient, and patient’s significant others. Sets and implements annual goals. Consistently follows department and hospital safety, infection control, and emergency procedures. Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization.

Minimum Requirements
A valid Washington State driver’s license. Ability to interact and communicate verbally and in writing with staff and public in a professional and confidential manner. Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Previous experience working with people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Experience with current therapeutic procedures and evaluation techniques in therapeutic recreation.

Education/Licenses/Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation with applicable Washington State Department of Health registration as a Recreational Therapist. Must maintain American Red Cross First Aid Training and CPR training.

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