Recreation Therapist

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Maryland Heights , MO 63043

Posted 7 months ago

Ranken Jordan is the country's first pediatric bridge hospital. Inpatients and outpatients with complex medical conditions, injuries and illnesses come to our one-of-a-kind facility from throughout the region to get better faster and prepare for the transition back to home.

We are GROWING and we are looking for amazing new EMPLOYEES like you!

A Peek Behind the Room Divider:

  • Founded in 1941 by Mary Ranken Jordan who implored her staff to "...consider the children, first, in all that we do." These words still guide every employee, every day.

  • Our guiding mission is to help kids and their families' transition from hospital to home. That means we practice world-class pediatric medicine to treat the symptoms but we also train parents and caregivers to provide a high-level of care at home so patients continue to progress after discharge

  • "Care Beyond the Bedside" means that our kids receive their therapies and rehab away from their rooms and out of their beds as much as 70% of the day. The rest of the time, they are playing just being kids in our state of the art facility designed to inspire children!

  • In 2002 we opened our current 34 inpatient hospital in Maryland Heights, MO. In February we completed a 78,000 sq. ft. addition to double our inpatient beds to 60+ and expand our outpatient practice.

  • We also offer Community Programs that provide wonderful recreational and educational programs for all kids and their families...at no charge!

JOB SUMMARY:

Ranken Jordan has openings for a Full Time Recreation Therapist (3 week rotation-10 hour shifts 8:30 am-7:00 pm with one weekend). In this position you will assess, monitor, and treat patients through group, individual and co-treatment therapeutic recreation interventions ensuring optimal overall wellness and rehabilitative outcomes. Protecting patients and employees by adherence to infection control policies.

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure: Yes

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements therapeutic programs/interventions based on assessed treatment goals to ease stress and anxiety of patients, and to focus on their physical, social, emotional and leisure needs.

  • Monitors patient progress and consults with care team regarding patient care, goals, attends care conferences and facilitates inter-departmental and intra-departmental treatment.

  • Assess and assists patient as it relates to treatment goals with life skills, ensuring optimal patient independence, least restrictive environment, comfort and safety.

  • Plans and implements therapeutic programs for patients including but not limited to; expressive arts and music, coping skill sessions, physical exercise and wellness activities, computer assistive technology, community and school integration trips and special events.

  • Maintains a physical, social and psychological environment in the best interest of the patient, and directs and provides clinical services, therapy staff and volunteers with appropriate activities for patients per their assessed interests.

  • Provides oral and written communication of therapy data and patient progress to other departments to ensure continuity of patient care; provides communication to parents as needed.

  • Charts and documents patient evaluations, progress notes, goals and discharge summaries, and records all care provided, including attendance and length of treatment.

  • Participates in, in-service education sessions and professional education sessions.

  • Recommends and arranges for patient equipment, toys and supplies, and assists with maintenance.

  • All other duties as assigned by the PHRS Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Recreation Therapist must have a Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

  • Current certification as a Recreation Therapist and previous experience in a pediatric setting is preferred.

  • Hold a current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.

  • CPI training upon hire, and refresher every other year required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

These include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, pulling, pushing, standing, carrying, and lifting of light loads (up to 35 lb.).

Ranken Jordan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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