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Recreation Therapist (Riley-Supplemental/Weekdays & Weekend Rotation))

Riley Hospital
Date Posted
20 January, 2023
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Part Time
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Requisition Number
345345
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Recreation Therapist (Riley-Supplemental/Weekdays & Weekend Rotation))

Job Description

Overview

This position will initially be covering for maternity leave coverage (up to 30 hours) in Behavioral Care, and then transition to PRN coverage as needed in our acute care/rehab setting.  Maternity coverage will be in inpatient rehab/acute care. Hours would be T-F 8-4;30 and Saturday rotations with hours 10:30-2:30 in our Behavioral Care.  Travel required between facilities (12 miles) in own vehicle with mileage reimbursement.  

Ideal candidate will be able to work independently and will bring 2 + years’ inpatient hospital experience as CTRS, experience with a variety of diagnosis including TBI, SCI, neuro, developmental delays, debilitation, cardiac, cancer, psych and eating disorder is preferred.   Knowledgeable in APIE process, treatment interventions and modalities, and individual and group process.  Will be a part of a growing TR team at Riley.

Responsibilities include:  Group facilitation for adolescents, psych and eating disorders.  Multidisciplinary treatment team process, community reintegration, flexibility, initiation, and exceptional communication. Independent in creative therapeutic approaches.  1:1 TR sessions for children and adolescents on the rehab unit and acute care setting.  Participate in a multidisciplinary team , with documentation and team collaboration.  Participate in community reintegration activities.  Requires exceptional communication and independent in therapeutic approaches. 

Provides therapeutic, recreational and leisure services to patients/clients, including development of individual treatment plans. Provides consultation to physicians and others regarding appropriateness of referral to recreational therapy. Documents patient/ client programs and progress, educates the patient/ client and others regarding recreational therapy programs. Willingly participates in related activities in support of patient/ client care, education and department operations. Acts as a resource or mentor and provides functional guidance to the team. Coordinates staff/patient scheduling, orientation and training. Ensures proper clinical documentation and monitors workload to ensure staff utilization.

 Requires certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or a Certified Activities Director (ADC).
• Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA.
• Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation preferred.
• Requires 1-3 years of relevant experience.
• Requires strong knowledge of Recreation Therapy Standards of Care.

 

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Qualifications for the Recreation Therapist (Riley-Supplemental/Weekdays & Weekend Rotation)) Role

Overview

This position will initially be covering for maternity leave coverage (up to 30 hours) in Behavioral Care, and then transition to PRN coverage as needed in our acute care/rehab setting.  Maternity coverage will be in inpatient rehab/acute care. Hours would be T-F 8-4;30 and Saturday rotations with hours 10:30-2:30 in our Behavioral Care.  Travel required between facilities (12 miles) in own vehicle with mileage reimbursement.  

Ideal candidate will be able to work independently and will bring 2 + years’ inpatient hospital experience as CTRS, experience with a variety of diagnosis including TBI, SCI, neuro, developmental delays, debilitation, cardiac, cancer, psych and eating disorder is preferred.   Knowledgeable in APIE process, treatment interventions and modalities, and individual and group process.  Will be a part of a growing TR team at Riley.

Responsibilities include:  Group facilitation for adolescents, psych and eating disorders.  Multidisciplinary treatment team process, community reintegration, flexibility, initiation, and exceptional communication. Independent in creative therapeutic approaches.  1:1 TR sessions for children and adolescents on the rehab unit and acute care setting.  Participate in a multidisciplinary team , with documentation and team collaboration.  Participate in community reintegration activities.  Requires exceptional communication and independent in therapeutic approaches. 

Provides therapeutic, recreational and leisure services to patients/clients, including development of individual treatment plans. Provides consultation to physicians and others regarding appropriateness of referral to recreational therapy. Documents patient/ client programs and progress, educates the patient/ client and others regarding recreational therapy programs. Willingly participates in related activities in support of patient/ client care, education and department operations. Acts as a resource or mentor and provides functional guidance to the team. Coordinates staff/patient scheduling, orientation and training. Ensures proper clinical documentation and monitors workload to ensure staff utilization.

  • qualifications__list
     Requires certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or a Certified Activities Director (ADC).
  •  Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA.
  •  Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation preferred.
  • Requires 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  •  Requires strong knowledge of Recreation Therapy Standards of Care.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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