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Recreation Therapist, Jackson Rehab, FT, Days - Miami, Florida - Recreation/Recreational Therapist

Company: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Recreation Therapist, Jackson Rehab, FT, Days - Miami, FloridaDescription Position Summary: Recreation Therapist is professional work in developing and implementing therapeutic recreational programs for patients. Recreation Therapists are responsible for planning and organizing recreational programs designed to meet the rehabilitative and therapeutic needs of patients. Emphasis of the work is on leading and instructing both individual and group recreational activities of a physical, social and cultural nature. Related responsibilities include serving as a member of therapeutic teams with other professional personnel; maintaining various community contacts; developing expanded recreational programs and serving on hospital, or community committees. Supervision is received from a professional or administrative superior who reviews work for quality and effectiveness of results.Duties & Responsibilities: Leads and instructs patients in individual and group music activities commensurate with their needs, interest, age and culture. Completes assessment procedures for referred patients. Develops and implements appropriate treatment plans and therapeutic goals. Conduct patient treatment daily as scheduled, reports changes or cancellations to unit staff and patients as needed. Maintain adequate records of patients seen and notes relative information on the patient's medical records. Collaborates with other team members relative to patient treatment and progress in music therapy groups. Contributes to the education of student interns; participates in staff in-service program. Maintains current inventory of instruments, music, etc. and requests new supplies when necessary. Demonstrates behaviors of service excellence and CARE values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Expertise). Performs others duties as required. Performs additional advanced job duties, as outlined in the Rehab Clinical Ladder, which must be pre-approved and determined by the Rehab Committee.QualificationsExperience: Generally requires 3 to 5 years of related experience.Education: Bachelor's degree in Recreation or a related field and completion of a required internship program are required.License Certification: American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required.Knowledge Skill Abilities: Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work accurately while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment Knowledge and skill in use of job appropriate technology and software applicationsPhysical Demands: Job function requires extended standing or walking. Must be able to carry objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds. Able to lift or move objects weighing 51 to 100 pounds with the use of appropriate devices. Jobs in this group require frequent visual acuity to perform activities related to extended use of computers. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).Work Environment: Jobs in this group are required to function in a fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent and stressful situations. Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public. Function is subject to inside environmental conditions, with occasional outdoor exposures. Exposure to various environments such as: communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital and medical office environment. May also be exposed to needle sticks, airborne infections, medical gases, X-Ray, chemical exposures and other potential hazards. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when exposed to infectious/clinical hospital environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).

Keywords: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami , Recreation Therapist, Jackson Rehab, FT, Days - Miami, Florida - Recreation/Recreational Therapist, Other , Miami, Florida

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