Certified Recreational Therapist - Full Time
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
Develops rapport with patients and their families using approach congruent with that of health care team for purpose of obtaining maximum participation in activities.
Develops activities plan reflecting cultural and religious interests of resident population and appeal to both men and women of all age groups. Posts activity plan for each resident in designated place within patient's room. Provides in room activities for patients confined to or choosing to remain in their room. Plans activities that reflects interests and ability levels of patient.
Determines and documents degree to which interventions achieve or enhance patient outcome.
Accepts additional responsibility. Assists willingly in coverage of other patients. Facilitates or offers assistance in transport of patients to group activities.
Advises manager of equipment needs so that appropriate items may be ordered in timely manner.
Develops discharge recommendations reflecting patients' interests and community resources available.
Demonstrates knowledge of contra-indications and/or safety issues with various patient types and applies them to treatment.
Instructs volunteers or staff in activities program plan. Solicits their help in working with patients on in-room activities.
Organizes patient treatment time efficiently. Organizes unscheduled time efficiently. Assists in on-job training, education, and supervision of Physical Therapy technicians, students and/or nursing.
Uses sound judgment in stressful and emergency situations involving patient, family, or staff. Represents hospital in professional manner at community function.
Performs other duties as requested.
Inpatient Rehab Unit
Position will work Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday schedule
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