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Recreational Therapist

Company: Ascension
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

We Are Hiring Therapist-Recreational - Behavioral Hlth Hosp Admin 001 - Full-Time, Day - Ascension Borgess HospitalFull Time, Mon-Fri, 1:00pm-9:00pm and may be occasional weekend coverageWhy Join Ascension? In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care - including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization. What You Will Do As an Associate with Ascension Borgess Hospital, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement activity therapy treatment plans.Responsibilities:

  • Conducts patient assessments and establishes recreational/leisure therapy treatment goals.
  • Evaluates each patient's progress and the effectiveness of recreational/leisure therapy interventions.
  • Coordinates therapeutic recreational/leisure activities for both large and small groups. Observes patient response and encourages socialization.
  • Provides patient with information regarding resources and therapeutic recreational/leisure activities in the community.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
    • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
      • Preferred Credential(s):
        • Therapist specializing in Recreation credentialed from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Education:
          • Diploma
            • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required. Work Experience:
              • None required.Equal Employment Opportunity Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Kalamazoo , Recreational Therapist, Healthcare , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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