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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Recreation Therapist.
In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for providing therapeutic recreation services for designated units/patients under the general guidance of Site Director.
1. Utilizes knowledge, expertise, and resources to assess, plan and prioritize appropriate therapeutic recreation interventions for assigned patient population. Seeks and assimilates information from team members, patient, family, and medical record to perform appropriate assessment. Assesses patients leisure, social, and recreational abilities, deficiencies, interests, barriers, life experiences, needs and potential.
2. Determines and prioritizes scope and depth of therapeutic recreation services indicated for each patient based on assessment/reassessment and develops care plans compatible with patient strengths, needs and goals.
3. Plans, organizes, and implements individual and group recreational programs for designated clinical area. Ensures that the program is varied and engaging to meet the psychological, cognitive, physical, functional, social, and cultural needs of patients and, as applicable, family members while meeting the guidelines established by discipline specific and applicable regulatory agencies.
4. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of individual and group therapeutic recreation interventions and activities, modifying as necessary to achieve goals and improve performance.
5. Complies with all applicable policies and procedures for the department, hospital, and external credentialing agencies.
6. Facilitates patient/family relations in the context of Patient- and Family-Centered Care. Includes family members in assessment and interventions, providing education and support to families as appropriate.
7. Provides, through direct and indirect involvement, a safe and therapeutic environment for individuals and groups. Selects a safe, appropriate supply of materials and equipment to address the needs and goals of the assigned area and population. Facilitates the effective purchase, donation, delivery, and storage of materials utilized in programming. Identifies environmental safety hazards and corresponding preventive/protective measures.
8. Builds and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary team members, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care, safety, patient/family-centeredness and satisfaction. Recommends consults/referrals when patient needs are beyond the scope of Therapeutic Recreation.
9. Where applicable, participates in ongoing student and/or volunteer management, program development and evaluation to best meet patient/family and unit/service needs. Develops competencies in teaching, supervising, and providing feedback for students and volunteers as assigned.
10. Prioritizes, plans and organizes work for timely outcomes. Demonstrates the ability to evaluate own performance and integrate feedback into practice. Annually develops professional goals with measurable objectives.
11. Participates in ongoing professional development to enhance knowledge and job skills and to contribute to the accomplishment of hospital and department mission and goals. Identifies and documents activities to maintain current knowledge, clinical practice, and professional certification.
12. Upholds professional code of ethical responsibility including the establishment of therapeutic relationships with patients and families that are clear, caring, and boundaried.
13. Documents services provided to patients/families appropriately, effectively, and in a timely manner. Maintains data collection and dissemination as required by departmental and hospital policy.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelors degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation with a Therapeutic Recreation concentration. Must be CTRS certification eligible upon hire, with certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) granted within one year..
Required Licenses: Therapeutic Recreatn Spc Cert
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with at least 1 year therapeutic recreation experience in a healthcare setting.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital ¿ Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.
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About NYU Langone Health
NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.