RECREATION THERAPIST 2, HMC REHAB THERAPY-PSYCH

University of Washington - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)4.2


Hours of Work: Variable hours and variable dates. May include weekdays and holidays.

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

HMC Rehabilitation Therapies and Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a Recreational Therapist 2, Rehab Therapy Psych. This individual will be responsible for providing therapeutic recreational services to patients in the rehabilitation therapy psychiatry unit.

The position requires:
Skills to evaluate, plan comprehensive treatment programs, assess and provide discharge plans to meet the needs of the patients.
Understanding of Harborview Medical Centers policies and state and federal regulations and guidelines to allow for appropriate provision of services and billing.
Ability to communicate the role of TR on the treatment team.
Ability to communicate TR evaluation results and treatment plan to team members.
Ability to provide constructive feedback to peers in a respectful, positive manner.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and openly to others.
Collaboration with supervisor to identify clinical or program needs.
Participate in quality improvement programs.
Team leadership.
Ability to delegate tasks to volunteer or aide
Volunteer and aide supervision.
Required to drive van.
Collaboration with nursing and medical staff.

REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program AND 18 months of professional therapeutic recreation experience OR Equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement: Must be registered as a recreation therapist in the State of Washington.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Necessary Physical Attributes Include:
Occasionally to frequently requires transfer of patients weighing up to or exceeding 200 lbs. needing maximum assistance from wheelchair to pool deck and back.
Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
Requires ability to assist in transporting patients to various locations on the HMC campus for evaluations, treatments or discharge.
Requires hand dexterity for manual treatment techniques and to operate equipment.
May be required to do direct lifting up to 40 lbs.
Meet Washington State Vehicle Licensing requirements.
Ability to sit at computer terminal.

REQUIREMENTS:
see above
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