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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Full-time or PRN

Company: SUN Behavioral Kentucky
Location: Erlanger
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:Provides activity therapy treatment to groups and individuals to facilitate optimal rehabilitation and health of mentally, physically and/or emotionally handicapped patients/clients. Develops, implements and evaluates a comprehensive Activities Therapy Program for the facility. Participates in the performance improvement and continuous quality (CQI) improvement activities of the Activity Therapy Services
Position Responsibilities:Clinical / Technical Skills (40% of performance review)

  • Demonstrates knowledge of a wide range of psychosocial, cognitive and/or developmental disorders, and physical disabilities.
  • Able to direct and coordinate Recreational Activities Programs for the adolescent and child population.
  • Ensures recreation therapy activities meet the needs, interests, and capabilities of the patients/ clients of the facility.
  • Able to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients/clients as related to therapy requested and makes recommendations as needed.
  • Able to assess patient/client pain that may interfere with the optimal level of functioning or participation in rehabilitation. Makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Ensures all necessary safety precautions are taken to provide a safe environment for patients/clients and staff. Documents unusual events.
  • Engages patient/client in purposeful activity using therapeutic methods and goals, which are considered standard practice for Recreation Therapy that are identified in the treatment plan
  • Maintains departmental records and reports. Prepares reports as requested.
  • Communicates with supervisor for supply needs and equipment failures.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
      Safety (15% of performance review)
      • Strives to create a safe, healing environment for patients and family members
      • Follows all safety rules while on the job.
      • Reports near misses, as well as errors and accidents promptly.
      • Corrects minor safety hazards.
      • Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.
      • Attends all required safety programs and understands responsibilities related to general, department, and job specific safety.
      • Participates in quality projects, as assigned, and supports quality initiatives.
      • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
        Teamwork (15% of performance review)
        • Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
        • Responds willingly to colleagues and serves as an active part of the hospital team.
        • Builds collaborative relationships with patients, families, staff, and physicians.
        • The ability to retrieve, communicate, and present data and information both verbally and in writing as required
        • Demonstrates listening skills and the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word.
        • Demonstrates adequate skills in all forms of communication.
        • Adheres to the Standards of Behavior
          Integrity (15% of performance review)
          • Strives to always do the right thing for the patient, coworkers, and the hospital
          • Adheres to established standards, policies, procedures, protocols, and laws.
          • Applies the Mission and Values of SUN Behavioral Health to personal practice and commits to service excellence.
          • Supports and demonstrates fiscal responsibility through supply usage, ordering of supplies, and conservation of facility resources.
          • Completes required trainings within defined time periods, as established by job description, policies, or hospital leadership
          • Exemplifies professionalism through good attendance and positive attitude, at all times.
          • Maintains confidentiality of patient and staff information, following HIPAA and other privacy laws.
          • Ensures proper documentation in all position activities, following federal and state guidelines.
            Compassion (15% of performance review)
            • Demonstrates accountability for ensuring the highest quality patient care for patients.
            • Willingness to be accepting of those in need, and to extend a helping hand
            • Desire to go above and beyond for others
            • Understanding and accepting of cultural diversity and differencesEducation
              • Required: Bachelors degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited school. Maintains an active CTRS through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation. CPR and hospital-selected de-escalation technique certification.
              • Preferred: Advanced degree in mental health field.
              • Maintain education and development appropriate for position
                • Required: One year of patient care experience in a behavioral health setting.
                • Preferred: One year of experience as a CTRS in a behavioral healthcare setting

Keywords: SUN Behavioral Kentucky, Cincinnati , Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Full-time or PRN, Other , Erlanger, Ohio

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