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Recreation/Activity Therapist - Acute Care (CTRS, Per Diem)

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Schedule expectations:
9am-5:30pm, and/or;
Availability to work 3 weekend shifts in a 6 week period.

As a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, utilizes clinical skills associated with current training in area of expertise, the expressive arts therapies, recreation or occupational therapies and psycho-educational interventions, to plan, organize and implement a program of ancillary services. Assesses patients' capabilities, needs, interests and goals and designs an individualized treatment program consistent with interdisciplinary team's goals.

What the Recreation Therapist will need:
Minimum: Bachelors in Recreational Therapy
Minimum: Registered as a CTRS,
Minimum: Three months of relevant psychiatric/medical/clinical experience. On the job training or formal education in the application of therapy/counseling principles and practices for patients with various psychiatric/medical conditions.
Knowledge of current therapy principles in area of expertise, therapeutic expressive arts activities, recreation or occupational therapies, psycho-educational interventions and group counseling techniques.
Ability to provide cultural competent care with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community setting. Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, and employees.
Analytical skills to make clinical judgments and assessments, develop treatment plans, design and evaluate effectiveness of therapeutic activities, and monitor patient progress.

What the Recreation Therapist will need:
Assesses patient care needs, develops/implements a treatment plan in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, continually reassesses treatment plan according to patient care needs.
Plans and participates in Milieu Programming: teaching, skill building, and therapy groups.
Establishes therapeutic relationship with assigned patients.
Provides input to the interdisciplinary treatment plan, functioning as a team member.
Participates in Rounds/Treatment planning meetings as necessary.
Responsible to monitor for and report to the Manager and Unit Leaders any potential risk to patient safety that could lead to an adverse outcome.

Keywords: Mercy Health, Grand Rapids , Recreation/Activity Therapist - Acute Care (CTRS, Per Diem), Healthcare , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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