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Recreational Therapist (CTRS)

Company: Neuropsychiatric Hospitals
Location: Prescott
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:
HEALING THE BODY AND MIND -Founded fifteen (15) years ago, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals is the largest hospital system in the nation providing care to patients with both neurological and medical needs. - We are unique in that we serve a population which others have been previously been unable to, largely due the patient's underlying medial issues. - Our facilities maintain an inter-disciplinary focus using a multi-specialty approach for both neuropsychiatric and complex medical care issues. - This proven approach provides unrivaled quality care for all of our patients. - We have multiple locations throughout the United States and are continuing to add locations to ensure better access to our unique model of care. -

Neuropyschiatric Hospitals is searching for a Recreational Therapist to complete the assessment of patient needs and planning of patient care at our hospital located in Prescott, AZ.

This position is responsible for the planning of scheduled recreational activities which meets physical, mental, psychosocial needs and interests of patients. Resposibilities Include but are not limited to:Adheres to and conveys a philosophy that supports the dignity, privacy, independence, choice, and individuality of patients. Assess patients and participate in formulating a plan of care for each patient. Attends Interdisciplinary Team meetings and updates the team on patient progress. Leads individual and group activities, encouraging patient participation. With the utilization of various techniques, including games, arts, sports, crafts, music, dance, movement and drama therapy, assists with building and maintaining the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of the patients. Teach patients with mental health illness stress relief techniques and stretching exercises. Makes use of games for introverted patients and those who are uncomfortable in social settings to draw them out or make use of sports activities to teach a person who has lost the use of one of his limbs or is paralyzed on one side, how to function with impaired mobility. Maintains the activity storage area in a neat, clean manner. Picks up supplies after each activity and returns furniture to its original position. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books; journals and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc. Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality. Assures protection and privacy of health information as attained through written, electronic or oral disclosures. Communicates Patient's concerns and responses to interventions to immediate supervisor. Records Patient's attendance and participation in individual and group activities, maintaining documentation as required by State and Federal regulations. Displays concern and initiative. Is resourceful and calm in emergencies. Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences. Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors. Seeks guidance and remains knowledgeable of, and complies with, all applicable federal and state laws, as well as hospital polices that apply to assigned duties. Complies with hospital expectations regarding ethical behavior and standards of conduct. Complies with federal and hospital requirements in the areas of protected health information and patient privacy. Assist with other tasks as directed by Director of Nursing. Supervise the activity program, staff, plans, etc. Understands and adheres to NPH's compliance standards as they appear in NPH's Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy. Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and hospital regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified. Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.Document and analyze a patient's progress and evaluate the interventions to support them in meeting their goals for a fully effective plan.Work with patients to teach them ways to cope and manage the side effects of their diagnosis (i.e. anxiety, depression, etc.)Document and analyze a patient's progress and evaluate the interventions to support them in meeting their goals for a fully effective plan.Ensures care plan includes goals in all areas of patient wellness (i.e. health, social, recreation, spirituality). -

Education: Bachelor's degree in recreational therapy or closely related field. Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) preferred.Experience: Minimum of 2 years recreational therapy experience, preferably in a psychiatric environment. Experience in management/administrative duties preferredLicensure: CPR and CPI certification obtained during orientation.Skills: Works well with elderly. Able to lead and motivate people. Good planning and organizational skills. Self-starter. Is creative and resourceful in their therapy techniques. Good computer skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational skills. -#INDEEDMED

Keywords: Neuropsychiatric Hospitals, Prescott , Recreational Therapist (CTRS), Healthcare , Prescott, Arizona

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