Lead Recreational Therapist - Life Geisinger Minersville (Full-time, Days)
Location: Minersville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-33617
Plans, coordinates and conducts a therapeutic recreational activities. Provides an ongoing assessment of the patients' functional level and conducts activities to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient functioning and satisfaction. Provides and leads year round activities and services for individuals. Ensures the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction.
Manages the planning, implementing and directing of activities year round with a focus on developing trust, community unity, support, and development skills through appropriate therapeutic groups and individual sessions.
Supervises the therapeutic recreation clinic and recreation room.
Develops, reviews, and updates recreational policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
Completes charting requirements, reviewing recreational assessments on patients during treatment, and updating activities and programming schedule.
Develops and incorporates activity services into patient treatment plans.
Performs basic maintenance of recreation areas and equipment.
Completes maintenance work orders as necessary.
Orders and maintains inventory of all recreation equipment and supplies.
Inspects all equipment and facilities regularly to ensure safety.
Conducts staff orientation for new employees and students pertaining to Therapeutic recreation services.
Consults with medical and other relevant staff to determine patients' physical restrictions and participation level.
Provides direct supervision for interns as needed.
Consults and provides input as needed for performance of activity staff.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
*LIFE Geisinger is a program for adults 55 and older designed to give seniors the support they need to live at home. Participants can keep living independently while using our comprehensive daily living and health services. Our compassionate and experienced team coordinates care based on individual needs, offering caregivers relief and support.
*Geisinger offers a comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits all starting day one of employment! This includes medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. We also offer up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement and 5% contribution to your retirement plan.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Inc. (NCTRC); Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.