RECREATION THERAPIST - GERIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • Middleburg Heights, OH
  • Southwest General Health Ctr
  • Geriatric Behavioral Health
  • PRN , Days , Weekend coverage, flex
  • Allied Health
  • Req #: 14681
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Summary

Southwest General Health Center is a 352-bed community hospital located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. One of the last standing community hospitals in Northeast Ohio, we partner with University Hospitals and other local community organizations to provide a full range of services to all who need us. We are certified as a Level III Trauma Center and a Primary Stroke Center, and have been serving our community for over 100 years! 

Why work at SWGHC? In addition to the outstanding culture, we offer great benefits, no rotating shifts, free parking and are close to the turnpike and I71. Come join our team! #loveajobthatlovesyouback

 

RECREATION THERAPIST GERIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Geriatric Behavioral Health is an 18 bed locked unit that cares for patients 55+ with behavioral health and dementia related conditions. Acuity varies, and the department welcomes new grads. No call, no rotating shifts.

HOURS:
PRN weekend coverage as needed. 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for delivering quality patient care and providing excellent customer service. Provides therapeutic, recreational and leisure activities to patients, including the development of individual treatment plans.  Documents patient assessment, participation in group activities, and progress toward goals.  The Recreation Therapist, within the scope of their license, must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide service appropriate to behavioral health age groups according to chronological age, developmental age, and/or psychosocial maturity. The primary function is to facilitate the development or maintenance of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral skills in the patient population served. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation, or a related field required.
Completion of an Internship under a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist also required.

Required length of experience:
One year of work experience preferred in a behavioral health program strongly preferred.

Required licensure, certification, and/or registry:
Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) within 6-12 months of employment is required.

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