Certified Recreational Therapist - PRN 8/17/2016
UT Soutwestern University Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Full/Part Time/PRN: PRN
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Graduate from accredited Therapeutic Recreation Therapy program and prefers one (1) year experience, but not required. **Certified as a CTRS by the NCTRC (National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification) required.
Conducts job duties in accordance with departmental Policies and procedures.
Develops rapport with patients and their families using approach congruent with that of health care team for purpose of obtaining maximum participation in activities.
Develops activities plan reflecting cultural and religious interests of resident population and appeal to both men and women of all age groups. Posts activity plan for each resident in designated place within patient's room. Provides in room activities for patients confined to or choosing to remain in their room. Plans activities that reflects interests and ability levels of patient.
Determines and documents degree to which interventions achieve or enhance patient outcome.
Accepts additional responsibility. Assists willingly in coverage of other patients. Facilitates or offers assistance in transport of patients to group activities.
Advises manager of equipment needs so that appropriate items may be ordered in timely manner.
Develops discharge recommendations reflecting patients' interests and community resources available.
Demonstrates knowledge of contra-indications and/or safety issues with various patient types and applies them to treatment.
Instructs volunteers or staff in activities program plan. Solicits their help in working with patients on in-room activities.
Organizes patient treatment time efficiently. Organizes unscheduled time efficiently. Assists in on-job training, education, and supervision of Physical Therapy technicians, students and/or nursing.
Uses sound judgment in stressful and emergency situations involving patient, family, or staff. Represents hospital in professional manner at community function.
Performs other duties as requested.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability..