Recreational Therapist

Department Of Veterans Affairs Orlando , FL 32885

Posted 5 months ago

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
Officially established in October 2006, the Orlando VA Medical Center serves more than 105,000 Veterans in Central Florida and includes a 120-bed Community Living Center, two Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs/Domiciliaries (60-beds located at the Lake Nona Campus and 58-beds at the Lake Baldwin Campus), three large multi-specialty Satellite Outpatient Clinics in Orlando (Lake Baldwin campus), Viera and Daytona Beach, and four Community-Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Orange City, and Tavares. The new medical center at Lake Nona is open for outpatient and inpatient services and will continue to expand inpatient beds, Emergency Services, and other specialty services throughout 2018. As VA's newest state-of-the-art health care facility, Orlando's 65-acre medical campus encompasses 134 acute inpatient beds, providing complex Medical/Surgical/Mental Health specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, and a large multispecialty outpatient clinic.

The position is located in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service of the VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL. One is for the HBPC (Medical Foster Home) and the other is for the Inpatient Acute Mental health Unit. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for developing, organizing, administering, assessing, and documenting therapeutic treatment interventions and responses to the Recreational Therapy Program.
  • Maintains involvement in the Inpatient Mental Health program, Acute Inpatient Medicine Units and CLC.
  • Responsible for working/coordinating with various community agencies such as veteran service organizations, to obtain services, donations, and other beneficial resources.
  • Works with patient populations that include those with psychiatric, substance abuse, neurological, orthopedic, cognitive, and medical/surgical conditions.
  • Plans and conducts a well-rounded therapy program equipped to handle a wide variety of disabilities whose treatment goals and objectives are both complex and progressive in nature.
  • Adapts treatment plans to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs of the individual patient.
  • Participates as an active member of treatment team and consult/co-treat with other medical staff to coordinate the patient's treatment program.
  • Procures consultations from physicians, developing assessments, determining treatment goals, and creating treatment plans individualized to each patient's needs and abilities.
  • Leads patients into new and adaptive leisure experiences generating the interest of the patient and attaining constructive, active involvement of the patient.
  • Develops treatment goals and objectives and subsequent treatment plans that are progressive in nature but flexible enough in order to adapt to the patient's changing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs.
Work Schedule:
RT Hospital: Tuesday- Saturday (8:00 am- 4:30 pm)
RT HBPC: Monday- Friday (8:00- 4:30 pm)
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position
Position Description/PD#: /675-07137-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized to Highly Qualified Candidate
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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