UnityPoint Health

  • Recreation Specialist-Child/Adolescent

    Requisition ID
    2018-43770
    Category
    Therapy
    Location
    US-IA-Cedar Rapids
    Address
    1026 A Ave NE
    Affiliate
    1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
    City
    Cedar Rapids
    Department
    Adolescent Behavioral/3E
    State
    IA
    FTE
    0.01
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    day/eve as needed
  • Overview

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This person will perform a variety of duties involved in the delivery of the Therapeutic Recreation Program. This includes planning and leading groups, charting, staffings, care plans, unit and department meetings. Assist in completing the recreation assessments within 72 hours. Implementing Life Skills, Lessons, Relaxation, Leisure Education, Exercise and Recreation Therapy groups. Assist in training interns and new employees. Participate in unit and departmental staff meetings. St. Luke’s C.A.R.E. delivery model (Continuity, Accountability, Relationship-based, Evidence-based) reflects a commitment to compassionate, competent care delivered by the interdisciplinary team. Care is provided through a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family. A spirit of inquiry is encouraged and supported. Small tests of change and more formal research efforts are used when the evidence is not clear. Evidence-driven protocols are utilized to assure reliable and consistent care.

     

    The patients to be served include pediatric and adolescent.

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • The associate is aware of hospital and department compliance for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.
    • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.
    • Successfully completes hospital-wide orientation, annual hospital competencies and department/unit specific competencies.
    • For the safety of our patients and co-workers, St. Luke’s Hospital requires seasonal and job related vaccinations. This is reviewed regularly during periodic health assessments.
    • Is aware of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.
    • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.
    • Will complete all required in-services on time. This includes behavior management, BCLS, safety, and others as required by manager or the department.
    • Establish professional competence in the delivery of effective group therapy in a manner, which is consistent with the hospital mission, vision and values.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain profession objectivity.
    • Evidences ability to apply professional judgement in assessment, intervention and evaluation for patients.
    • Demonstrates skill in the selection of appropriate treatment interventions.
    • Prepared meaningful, concise, and timely documentation (flowsheets, charting, activity sheets, stats sheets, scissors count, variances, etc.).
    • Shows initiative and insight in suggesting new areas for program development.
    • Evidences ability to recognize own strengths and limitations and selects appropriate professionaldevelopmental strategies (supervision, continuing education, etc.).
    • Will need to meet the needs for the Recreation Therapy, Child & Adolescent Unit, Child Day Treatment, LIFE programs and services.
    • Will be expected to accept assignments as the needs develop.
    • Will need to work flexible hours: day, evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • Expands the credibility of the position through demonstrated leadership qualities.
    • Maintains objectivity in dealing with controversy, difference of opinion or conflict.
    • Develops effective working relationships with colleagues and other professionals.
    • Utilizes effective verbal skills in communicating with physicians, nurses, and other professionals.
    • Practices in a manner which enhances the hospital's environment and image.
    • Facilitates cooperative working relationship with others. Is an active and invested team player with other involved disciplines and colleagues.
    • Maintains effective working relationship with physicians.
    • Actively participates in problem solving in the programs in which he/she is involved.
    • Informs manager of problems encountered in the delivery of services.
    • Actively attempts to insure customer satisfaction. Involves the manager as needed.

    Qualifications

    PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

     

    Education

    • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
    • B.A. or B.S. in Recreation Therapy, or related field such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Child Life Specialist, Leisure, Youth & Human Services, Health Promotion and Education, or Early Childhood Development and Education.   NCTRC certification strongly preferred.

    Qualifications/Experience

    • Meets professional qualifications delineated by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society and JCAHO standards. Experience working with children or adolescents preferred. Adheres to the Code of Ethics

     

     Special Skills/Knowledge

    • Must be able to work with both children and adolescents. Must have basic knowledge of Therapeutic Recreation and child development. Knowledge of community recreation resources and support services. Demonstrates teaching competence in the following areas: leisure education, communication skills, family issues, sexuality, self esteem, coping skills, stress and relaxation, values clarification, health and fitness, and substance abuse.  Will need to complete behavior management training.

     

     

     

     

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