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Recreation Therapist

Syracuse, NY

Posted: 08/12/2021 Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 14519842

Job Description

  • A Bachelor Degree in Recreation or a related field
  • 1-year professional recreation experience in a therapeutic instructional or rehabilitation setting
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment health clearance
  • Conducts activities for clients/patient groups, working individually or as a member of the treatment team
  • Assist patients in leisure activities to engage and improve mind, body, and spirit, and patient adjustment to life with disease, injury or disability, analyzing and reporting behavioral patterns to the treatment team or others
  • Requisition, store, and maintain equipment and supplies.Implement and deliver recreational therapy that serves to have a positive effect on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of psychiatric inpatients
  • Will assess and evaluate patient needs and interests through various means relative to Recreation to Recreational and/or Social Adjustment
  • Develop and implement individualized therapy plan and execute it, keeping everyone abreast of progress through written and verbal reports
  • Schedule patients, keep attendance and therapy records
  • Interface with utilization review social services, discharge planner, therapy team to assist In successful patient discharge
  • Assess and suggest purchases for equipment and supplies that pertain to therapeutic recreation
  • Abide by department policies, procedures and operational guidelines
  • Supervise students and volunteers
  • Participate in departmental inservices, teaching and other departmental activities
  • Functions under general supervision of a coordinator/Clinical Director
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