Per Diem Activities Therapist - Psychiatry

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Patchogue , NY 11772

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

Long Island Community Hospital has served this richly diverse region as a patient-first community hospital for more than 60 years. As Long Island's only independent community hospital, we are 100% committed to becoming the community's healthcare provider of choice with our greatly enhanced services including the Knapp Cardiac Care Center, our highly-advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility, our new modern surgical pavilion, our unique ER approach, and our high-touch services including women's imaging, sleep laboratory and orthopedics and more. These services are delivered with the highest level of compassion by our LI Community Hospital staff Long Islanders with an unmistakable mix of courage and heart who care about the people right here in our community and whose sole purpose is to provide personalized comfort.

Responsibilities

The Activity Therapist is responsible for providing high quality patient care, displaying good skills in assessment, group treatment and therapeutic mileu. The Activity therapist completes functional assessments on all Inpatient Psychiatric patients and works as an integral member of the treatment team to provide an individualized therapeutic mileu treatment approach for the patients.

The Activity therapist assists with program development and provides activity groups and events that assist the patient toward their recovery. Collaborates with internal and external agencies to provide groups, events and activities that meet the treatment needs of the patients. Is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of Activity schedule, supplies and storage. Utilizes their creative skills to present educational and community resource information for patients.

Qualifications

Minimum of bachelor's degree in recreational therapy and/or Creative Arts Therapy

At least one year's experience working with Inpatient Psychiatric Patients preferred.

Certified by NY State as a Certified Recreation Counselor (CRC) required.



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