HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Recreation Therapist PRN in San Antonio, Texas

At Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, we recognize the unique needs of each of our patients. It’s an extraordinary effort that we continue to improve upon, creating ways to better serve our community when they need us most. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Our hospital provides patient-centered care with a staff of professionals who genuinely care for the well-being of others. As part of Methodist Healthcare’s mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God, we strive to offer care in a safe and compassionate environment. Additional hospital specialties include psychiatric services, emergency care, rehabilitation and robotic surgery.

General Statement of Duties: Responsible for providing age-appropriate recreational therapy services to persons hospitalized for psychiatric care with the purpose of restoring, remediating and/or rehabilitating the person’s functioning and independence as well as reducing or eliminating the effects of illness.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Responsible for contacting assigned patients within 24 hours of admission and orienting to Recreation Therapy modalities, potential outcomes of participation in recreational therapy services and the schedule of session. Conducts individualized assessments of patients as clinically indicated and within the prescribed time frames.

  1. Plans and facilitates age appropriate group activities for assigned units and assigned patients to improve their overall functioning and independence.

  2. Works with the interdisciplinary team in developing an individualized treatment plan and determines the efficacy of therapeutic interventions in meeting treatment goals.

  3. Completes written documentation of work clearly, concisely and in a timely manner.

  4. Maintains equipment and supplies in neat and organized manner. Orders new supplies on a consistent basis.

  5. Provides Supervisor with constructive suggestions to problems, assists with maintaining productivity standards and sets a positive atmosphere for professional development by attending all assigned meetings and trainings.

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy, or related field. Two (2) years of work experience in Recreation Therapy is preferred.

Minimum License and Certificates Required: Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) – National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, or State Certification with Consortium of Therapeutic Recreation/Activities

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Recreation Therapist PRN

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Specialty %26 Transplant Hospital

Requisition ID: 01588-79223