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Queen's Health System Kahi Mohala - Recreation Therapist (Full-Time, 40, Day) in United States

RESPONSIBILITIES

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for developing, planning and implementing the Recreation Therapy Program for Behavioral Health Services at The Queen’s Medical Center – Kahi Mohala (QMC-KM), including but not limited to individualized treatment plans, evaluations, therapeutic group activities/outings, and discharge planning.

• Performs duties in accordance with the departmental and organizational policies, procedures, guidelines, and professional standards and principles of recreation therapy.

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Essential: standing, sitting, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, lifting, pushing/pulling usual weight of 25 pounds, carrying usual weight of 10 pounds, reaching at and below shoulder level.

• Continuous: finger dexterity.

• Frequent: climbing stairs, static gripping of an object for prolonged periods.

• Occasional: stooping/bending, kneeling, walking on uneven ground, squatting, twisting body, lifting and pushing/pulling weight up to 50 pounds, carrying weight up to 20 pounds, reaching above shoulder level, repetitive arm/hand motions.

• Operates computer, typewriter, therapeutic tools and kits.

III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Exposed to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Some exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, fumes/odors/dust from craft materials.

• Work environment is sometimes stressful from patient's physical outburst and yelling.Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions.

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Therapeutic Recreation.

• Master’s degree in therapeutic recreation, or other healthcare science preferred.

• Valid, active certification in good standing as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) required. Specialization in Behavioral Health preferred.

• Must meet and maintain credentialing requirements with the State of Hawaii Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD).

• Valid U.S. driver's license required in accordance with Hawaii State law, rules and regulations.

• Driver's abstract or evidence of good driving record required.

• Current BLS certification.

• Course work in communications, group dynamics and fitness preferred.

B. EXPERIENCE:

• One (1) year experience as a recreation therapist or related work experience.

• Experience working with individuals with psychiatric illness, demonstrating working knowledge of psychiatric disorders, mental illness treatment and recovery processes as it relates to recreation and leisure.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet

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