Job Details

Certified Recreational Therapist - Inpatient - PRN

Job Number: 528426
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: PRN
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Graduate from accredited Therapeutic Recreation Therapy program and prefers one (1) year experience, but not required. **Certified as a CTRS by the NCTRC (National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification) required.

Job Duties

Conducts job duties in accordance with departmental Policies and procedures.
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.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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