PRN Recreation Therapist – UNI

UNI is seeking for PRN recreation therapists to join our Expressive Therapy team! The University Neuropsychiatric Institute is a highly ranked hospital providing patient-centered behavioral and mental health care to individuals across the life span. The recreation therapist is responsible for developing treatment plans, implementing and evaluating recreation therapy interventions and ensuring safe and appropriate therapeutic services are provided. Provides safe and appropriate specialized programs. Assesses patients, develops and implements treatment programs to meet the goals of treatment services and patient needs. Establishes treatment goals. Evaluates therapy results and modifies treatment plans accordingly. Develops discharge plans in collaboration with patient, family and treatment team members. Participates as an active member of the treatment team. Participates in the department and service delivery unit’s quality improvement programs. Evaluates and assists in procurement of needed resources. May assist in orientation, supervision and professional development of new staff and students. For more information about UNI visit

Company / Organization Name: University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
Type: Part Time
Position Title: Recreation Therapist
Minimum Requirements Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

In performing daily work responsibilities with patients, the incumbent must constantly monitor safety and be able to foresee problems before they become a crisis. It may be required to address and resolve crisis situations involving patients.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Current licensure as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) or a Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS).

Two years of related experience.

Current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain one within one month of hire.

National certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

Application Deadline ASAP
Contact Name: Holly Badger
Application Email / Phone / URL:
Location: 501 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, Utah

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