Recreation Therapist (Per Diem)
Summit Oaks Hospital - Summit, NJ

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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiary acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Summit Oaks Hospital, a 126 bed, private acute care hospital and chemical dependency treatment center, located in suburban Summit, NJ, fully accredited (by the Joint Commission), has been providing quality health care to adult, child and adolescent northeastern USA residents, since 1902. Summit Oaks has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report, as one of the nation's best behavioral health hospitals.

Our Thearetic Activities Department is seeking an energetic and experienced Recreation Therapist to work primarily on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Recreation Therapist's responsibilities include planning and implementing recreational and leisure activities for an assigned program. This involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation and role modeling to patients.


Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree ( Master's Degree preferred) from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Music or Art Therapy and have the ability to teach exercise, anger management, stress management and relaxation groups. CTRS certification, knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques and an understanding of mental illness, is strongly preferred.

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