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SUN Behavioral Houston: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

SUN Behavioral Houston

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted August 31, 2021.

Position Summary:Provides activity therapy treatment to groups and individuals to facilitate optimal rehabilitation and health of mentally, physically and/or emotionally handicapped patients/clients.

Develops, implements and evaluates a comprehensive Activities Therapy Program for the facility.

Participates in the performance improvement and continuous quality (CQI) improvement activities of the Activity Therapy Services Position Responsibilities:Clinical / Technical Skills (40% of performance review)Demonstrates knowledge of a wide range of psychosocial, cognitive and/or developmental disorders, and physical disabilities.Able to direct and coordinate Recreational Activities Programs for the adolescent and child population.Ensures recreation therapy activities meet the needs, interests, and capabilities of the patients/ clients of the facility.Able to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients/clients as related to therapy requested and makes recommendations as needed.Able to assess patient/client pain that may interfere with the optimal level of functioning or participation in rehabilitation.

Makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.Ensures all necessary safety precautions are taken to provide a safe environment for patients/clients and staff.

Documents unusual events.Engages patient/client in purposeful activity using therapeutic methods and goals, which are considered standard practice for Recreation Therapy that are identified in the treatment planMaintains departmental records and reports.

Prepares reports as requested.Communicates with supervisor for supply needs and equipment failures.Perform other duties as assigned.

Safety (15% of performance review)Strives to create a safe, healing environment for patients and family membersFollows all safety rules while on the job.Reports near misses, as well as errors and accidents promptly.Corrects minor safety hazards.Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.Attends all required safety programs and understands responsibilities related to general, department, and job specific safety.Participates in quality projects, as assigned, and supports quality initiatives.Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Teamwork (15% of performance review)Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.Responds willingly to colleagues and serves as an active part of the hospital team.Builds collaborative relationships with patients, families, staff, and physicians.The ability to retrieve, communicate, and present data and information both verbally and in writing as requiredDemonstrates listening skills and the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word.Demonstrates adequate skills in all forms of communication.Adheres to the Standards of Behavior Integrity (15% of performance review)Strives to always do the right thing for the patient, coworkers, and the hospitalAdheres to established standards, policies, procedures, protocols, and laws.Applies the Mission and Values of SUN Behavioral Health to personal practice and commits to service excellence.Supports and demonstrates fiscal responsibility through supply usage, ordering of supplies, and conservation of facility resources.Completes required trainings within defined time periods, as established by job description, policies, or hospital leadershipExemplifies professionalism through good attendance and positive attitude, at all times.Maintains confidentiality of patient and staff information, following HIPAA and other privacy laws.Ensures proper documentation in all position activities, following federal and state guidelines.

Compassion (15% of performance review)Demonstrates accountability for ensuring the highest quality patient care for patients.Willingness to be accepting of those in need, and to extend a helping handDesire to go above and beyond for othersUnderstanding and accepting of cultural diversity and differencesEducationRequired: Bachelors degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited school.

Maintains an active CTRS through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation.

CPR and hospital-selected de-escalation technique certification.Preferred: Advanced degree in mental health field.Maintain education and development appropriate for position ExperienceRequired: One year of patient care experience in a behavioral health setting.Preferred: One year of experience as a CTRS in a behavioral healthcare setting

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