Prime Healthcare

Recreation Therapist - Senior Behavioral Health - Per Diem

Facility St. Joseph Medical Center
Location
US-MO-Kansas City
ID
2022-95755
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Days

Overview

St. Joseph Medical Center is a CMS 5-Star Award winning hospital, is a faith-based, 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services. Key services include the St. Joseph Heart Institute, Senior Care Services, Senior Behavioral Health, Surgical Services and the Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare Services, one the nation’s leading hospital systems. It is recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “15 Top Health Systems” in the nation. We believe that continuous, quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery.

 

We offer:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Generous benefits Medical Plan
  • Continuing Educational Opportunities
  • Collaborative work teams & cohorts

Responsibilities

Conducts a therapeutic recreation program within the hospital to facilitate rehabilitation of the physically and mentally disabled. The Recreation Therapist directs patient participation in selected activities such as games, social activities, sports or music to create an atmosphere of sociability, to provide a means of creative expression and to facilitate the learning skills for recreating during hospitalization and after discharge in the community. Creates an environment that allows the patient to explore his/her own potential, cultivate positive morale and minimize distress of illness.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. Bachelors or Masters Degree in Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field.
  2. Minimum one (1) year experience in Behavioral Healthcare, rehabilitative or SNF setting preferred.
  3. Behavioral Violence Prevention within 6 months of hire and maintain current annually.

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