CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents.
Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of a Licensed Behavioral Therapist, provides recreational therapy and activities for individual mental health patients and groups of mental health patients.
Contributes data to patient assessment and treatment plan.
Collaborates with Behavioral Therapist and Psychiatrist to determine appropriate level of recreation therapy and activity for patient
Develops Activity Plan to support the patient's goals and the treatment plan.
Reviews activity plan with therapist
Documents goals and response on the patient plan of care.
Implements recreational activities appropriate for patient.
Evaluates and documents patient's response to activities.
Revises Activity Plan based on patient's response
Ensures effective use of resources, monitoring for cost containment.
Provides activities that educate patients in life skills and appropriate social interaction.
Assesses the patient's ability and readiness to participate in activities based on developmental age and acuity of mental illness.
Provides safety boundaries for patient at risk for violence.
Maintains safety of groups during activities
Communicates in a healthy and therapeutic way in all patient interactions
Provides emotional support to patients.
Challenges patient to explore options for positive change.
Confronts inappropriate behavior.
Education: Bachelor's Degree.
Specialty in a therapeutic recreation preferred. Certification as Recreational Therapy Assistant preferred. Must have current BLS and CPI.
Experience: At least on year workplace experience with a mental health population preferred or internship as recreational therapy assistant.
The physical activities involve balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, and use of fingers and repetitive movements.
An individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to 50 lbs., and push/pull 100-150 lbs. The sensory and communicative activities required for this position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling, and speaking. Individuals in this position could possible be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions, bloodborne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards.
Must be able to develop and implement appropriate therapeutic activities for various functional levels of mental health patients, both individually and in groups.
Must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work with interdisciplinary team and take direction. Excellent customer service skills.