Recreation Therapist - PRN
West Palm Hospital - formerly Columbia Hospital - West Palm Beach, FL

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The Recreational / Activities Therapist position includes planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive program of life skills development and therapeutic recreation under the supervision of the Program Director. This involves cooperation with overall activity programs and the individual unit programs.

Position Responsibilities:
Demonstrates uncompromising ethics and personal integrity by adhering to the highest standards of ethical behavioral.

Demonstrates dignity and respect by not perpetrating rumors that adversely affect customer relations and work place moral. Shares information regarding concerns only with appropriate people.

Demonstrates team spirit and initiative to improve the quality of the decision-making process.

Takes initiative to assist other staff in completion of their assignments, as needed.

Accepts reassignment and additional duties, when necessary, in a flexible and positive manner.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of patients served in his/her assigned service area.

Demonstrates the ability to integrate age specific factors into the plan of care and involves the patient and family in the care plan process as appropriate to age. (Age of Patient Population Served: Adult to Geriatric).

Qualifications

Department Specific Criteria:
Clinical skills and practice congruent with accepted best practice standards of care

Demonstrates professionalism by appearance, actions, self-development, and guest relations

Uses interpersonal skills, which convey a positive and supportive attitude

Demonstrates flexibility with schedule changes or changing job assignments to meet patient care needs.

Excellent language and communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstration of a team approach to work.

Able to handle high stress situations.

Demonstrates advance practice in assessment and clinical skills and ability to plan and facilitate therapy groups.

Qualifications:
Associates degree required.

Two years of recreation therapy experience required.

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