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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - Adult Behavioral Health 8 Hamilton



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Job Description

Provides restorative, rehabilitative, and recreational services to patients on the following areas: behavior health (inpatient and partial hospitalization), rehabilitation unit and skilled nursing unit; consultative and prn services provided to pediatrics.

Bachelor's Degree in in therapeutic recreation, music therapy, or activity director

Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) For staff hired into this position after February 27, 2022, certification (CTRS, MT-BC, or ADC) must be obtained within 1 year of employment and be maintained annually. upon hire.

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle Health facilities/hospitals
  • Required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser. Multicultural sensitivity Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions. Advanced reading, writing and oral skills Ability to utilize PC including, basic elements of Windows environment, keyboarding, work with mouse, and perform basic computer tasks with instruction.

  • Conducts initial and ongoing assessments with patients and documentation is timely, complete, legible, concise, and related to the identified needs of the patients.* Conducts thorough initial assessments within time frame indicated in department- specific policy* Documentation is legible, concise, and clinically appropriate* Demonstrates awareness of appropriate assessment tools/techniques and their application* Conducts ongoing assessments as appropriate* Input on care path is timely, legible, concise, and clinically appropriate.* Progress notes relate to patient needs/problems identified in the care path* Progress notes reflect staff intervention as well as patient response (effectiveness of intervention) utilizing DAIR format.* Progress notes are timely and meet the frequency as stipulated in the department specific policies.
  • Provides therapeutic services for patients.* Individual or group activities occur on time and as scheduled* Services are individualized to the needs/functional abilities of the current patients* Services provided are targeted to the needs identified in the patients' care paths* Services provided are evidence based reflecting current and accepted techniques and are of high quality* Seeks clinical supervision when appropriate* Makes appropriate referrals for ancillary/supportive services.* Takes all necessary precautions and risk management steps to protect patients' safety at all times.* Group facilitation skills reflect understanding of group dynamics as well as dynamics of individual diseases/disorders.* Assures that therapeutic activity therapy supplies are available to meet patient needs.* Demonstrates knowledge of developmental levels as well as age-appropriate activities.* Designs and implements community re-integration activities.* Uses CPI methods when dealing with agitated, aggressive patients
  • Actively participates actively in the multidisciplinary team approach to care.* Participates in team staff meetings* participates in multidisciplinary staff meeting* Documents plan of care-on-care path* Communicates timely and appropriately with other members of the treatment team regarding the patients' progress* Advocates for needs of patients* Uses informal opportunities to collaborate with other disciplines* Uses creativity and knowledge of disease and recovery, in planning care for patients* Serves on interdisciplinary committees as requested by Nurse Manager.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities* Identifies areas for improvement related to Therapeutic Activity Services (TAS) role in the care of patients* Participates in data collection for quality improvement purposes* Participates in development and implementation of action plans for quality improvement* Demonstrates initiative in the improvement of TAS services* Demonstrates initiative in his/her professional growth