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Recreation Therapy Tech - Geriatric Psych - FT Days

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80 Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY 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. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Assessment 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 2. Contributes to Plan of Care 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. 3. Implements Patient Recreational Activity Plan 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. 4. Teaching 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. 5. Mental Health Care 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Physical Requirements: 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. Skills: 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. Additional Information * Requisition ID: 2019-R0258001 * Schedule: Full-time * Shift: Day Job * Market: CHI St. Vincent

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