Yale New Haven Health System

RECREATION THERAPIST

US-CT-Bridgeport
Job ID
63262
Department
RECREATIONAL THERAPY
Category
REHABILITATION SERVICES - REC
Position Type
Per Diem Non-Ben Eligible
Scheduled Hours
.04
Work Schedule
AS NEEDED
Work Days
AS NEEDED
Work Hours
9:00AM-5:30PM
Work Shift
POSSIBLE WEEKDAY, WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY COVERAGE
Requisition ID
2017-16601

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Provides recreational/activities therapy treatment services to identified patients within the Bridgeport Hospital and/or Ahlbin Centers system. Conducts assessments and implements treatment interventions for the purpose of reducing symptoms, maintaining level of functioning and/or enhancing wellness.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical Skills
    • 1.1 Conceptualizes, develops, implements and evaluates therapeutic groups and interventions appropriate to the treatment setting.
  • 2. Clinical Documentation
    • 2.1 Completes documentation in accordance with established unit policies and procedures.
  • 3. Age/Setting Competencies
    • 3.1 Demonstrates competency to work with a variety of populations in a variety of settings.
  • 4. Responsibility
    • 4.1 Completes Recreational Therapy/Activities Therapy functions as assigned by the supervisor of Recreational Therapy.
  • 5. Performance
    • 5.1 Demonstrates Accountability and Responsibility in daily performance role.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


*Minimum of a BS degree


EXPERIENCE


*Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience


LICENSURE


Certified or eligible for certification as a certified therapeutic recreational specialist or other applicable certification.
All newly hired therapists must have current BCLS certification or obtain within one month of hire.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Bachelors degree in therapeutic recreation or a related field., The worker must be able to stand, walk, talk, hear, lift, push, pull, reach, stoop, kneel, climb and perform repetitive motions, of the wrist, fingers or hands., The worker is subject to inside environmental/atmospheric conditions such as poor ventilation and is also subject to hazards, such as exposure to chemicals., The worker must be able to exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and /or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to, 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects or the human body., Functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.


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