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Recreational Therapist

Company: ClearVista Health and Wellness
Location: Lorain
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

ClearVista Health and Wellness, a state of the art behavioral health hospital in the Lorain, OH area, is currently seeking experienced Recretional Therapist to work in a therapeutic hospital setting providing care and treatment to patients who are mentally ill.With some of the areas most advanced physicians and clinical teams, ClearVista Health and Wellness offers treatment programs that have been developed to have a profoundly positive impact on the broad range of unique behavioral needs of our population.The successful candidate will be a graduate of an accredited program in rec therapy.Previous experience in a psychiatric health care facility, with direct experience working with psychiatric and geriatric patients preferred.The RT serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide therapeutic recreational and activity services to patients hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric/ emotional or dual diagnosis disorders.The RT completes patient assessments and plans, organizes and directs medically approved recreation programs, including such activities as games, music, arts & crafts to assist patients to develop interpersonal relationships, to socialize effectively, and to develop confidence needed to participate in group activities.RT regulates content of the programs in accordance with patients' capabilities, needs and interests. RT will instruct patients in relaxation techniques and counsel/ encourage patients to develop leisure activities.QualificationsEducation: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institute in Recreation Therapy or relevant licensure or certification per state of practice guidelines.Experience: : Previous experience in a psychiatric health care facility, with direct experience working with psychiatric and geriatric patients preferred.License: Current unencumbered CTRS certification preferred.Additional Requirements: CPR certification and Crisis Prevention Training (CPI) within 30 days of employment and prior to any patient contact. May be required to work flexible hours and overtime.

Keywords: ClearVista Health and Wellness, Lorain , Recreational Therapist, Healthcare , Lorain, Ohio

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