HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Recreational Therapist PRN in Tomball, Texas

Since 1976, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) has provided quality healthcare to the communities we serve including emergency care, labor and delivery, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), general surgery, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, acute inpatient rehabilitation, sports medicine, physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient testing, wound care and many others. Our 150-acre campus and 191 bed hospital also features designated specialty centers: the Heart Center, the Tomball Regional Medical Center Wound and Hyperbaric Center, and Texas Sports Medicine Center.

Tomball Regional Medical Center is currently looking for a Recreational Therapist– Psychiatric Unit .

Responsibilities:

  • As part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, the Activity Therapist designs and implements a variety of activity therapies focusing on individualized needs with the specific objective of fostering effective interactions, enhance coping skills, cognitive functioning, reality orientation and prioritizing independence in caring for self.

  • Works collaboratively with hospital staff and other personnel in facilitating quality patient care.

  • Participates in performance improvement activities to improve patient safety and quality of care.

  • Maintains cultural and diversity awareness when dealing with patients, visitors, co-workers and other customers.

  • Promotes a supportive, team-work oriented environment.

  • Fulfills departmental responsibilities consistent with the long-range plan, mission, vision and values of Tomball Regional Medical Center.

  • This position will be located in and around the Inpatient Behavioral Health Services Department and the Hospital facilities.

  • There is some hazard potential per possibility of physical acting out behavior of patients and health related communicable diseases, some assistance may be required in assisting patients with physical hygiene.

    Qualifications:

  • Requires current certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation and BLS certification.

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree from an accredited institution in therapeutic recreation or behavioral health related services. Master’s degree preferred.

  • One to two year related experience and/or training is preferred.

  • Must demonstrate ability by education or training in treating people with mental/psychiatric illness.

  • Some related experience and/or training is preferred.

  • Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner; must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.

  • Successful completion of hospital, general nursing, and unit specific orientation.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with computer technology.

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment to ensure quality patient care.

  • Strong problem solving and customer service skills.

  • Able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Recreational Therapist PRN

Location: Texas-Tomball-Tomball Regional Medical Ctr

Requisition ID: 26910-84384