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Recreational Therapist

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care - a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It's helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient's needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge.We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.Job Summary:Provide recreation activities to help clients who suffer from illness or disability.Responsibilities:Essential Job FunctionsInterview process, observations, collaborating with the patient to assign an intervention and both 1:1 and group participation in order to plan care.

  • Completion of Therapeutic Recreation (T.R.) assessments within 72 hrs of admission of all assigned programs.Documents daily through anecdotal charting to monitor patients' progress on his or her assigned Therapeutic Recreation (TR) intervention and behaviors observed while participating in therapeutic recreation 1:1's and groups.
    • Completion of daily anecdotal charting that reflects the Therapeutic Recreation (T.R.) intervention designed for that patient.Attend scheduled multidisciplinary team meetings and provide Therapeutic Recreation intervention(s) information to a member of the team prior to the team meeting to be placed on the Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan.
      • Completion of all multidisciplinary treatment plans with appropriate Therapeutic Recreation (T.R.) interventions and signature assigned to each patient's case load.Schedules, coordinates and carries through consistently all Therapeutic Recreation groups and 1:1's assigned to case load.
        • Groups and 1:1's are planned to provide opportunity for the patient to work on treatment plans, goal and interventions.Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment.
          • Conduct Therapeutic Recreation (T.R.) groups and 1:1's designed to meet individual's needs.Makes cost effective purchases and decisions for scope of therapy.
            • Complete check requests within week of purchase.Maintains accountability for continued professional growth in order to maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver quality patient care.
              • Each therapist must obtain Continuing Education Units (CEU's) required for licensure.Supervises pet therapy on unit.Performs all other duties as assigned.Schedule:Flexible; Willing to Negotiate HoursJob Description:Job RequirementsEducation
                • Requires Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited college or university.
                • Participates in mandatory inservices and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.Experience
                  • None requiredLicense/Certifications
                    • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
                    • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required.Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
                      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
                      • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
                      • Ability to learn, retain, and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.Physical RequirementsWeight Demands
                        • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.Physical Activity
                          • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                            • Climbing
                            • Crawling
                            • Crouching
                            • Keyboarding/typing
                            • Kneeling
                            • Sitting
                            • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                              • Balancing
                              • Carrying
                              • Distinguish colors
                              • Fingering/Touching
                              • Grasping
                              • Lifting
                              • Pulling/Pushing
                              • Reaching
                              • Repetitive Motions
                              • Speaking/talking
                              • Standing
                              • Stooping/bending
                              • Twisting
                              • Walking
                              • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                                • Hearing
                                • Seeing/VisualJob Hazards
                                  • Not Related:
                                    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                    • Electrical Shock/Static
                                    • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                    • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                                    • Rare (1-33%):
                                      • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                      • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                        • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards About Methodist: Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility.From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Recreational Therapist, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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