Lead Recreational Therapist

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Ascension

Standish, MI 48658
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

We Are Hiring

As a Lead Recreational Therapist, you are an integral part of within our Healthcare system. We are hiring a Full Time Lead Therapist-Recreational for our Skilled Nursing Facility Therapy at Ascension St. Mary's Standish. This is primarily a day shift that will require one evening shift. You will also be rotating weekends and holidays with other department staff.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Standish Hospital is a not-for-profit, critical access medical center delivering healing-edge care to permanent and seasonal residents as well as vacationers throughout Arenac County and surrounding communities. We offer 25 acute and critical care beds, 29 skilled nursing beds, and a wide variety of state-of-the-art outpatient services. Our staff, medical expertise, and technology go far beyond that of most hospitals our size.

· More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.

· Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages. We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace.

· Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, PTO, Holiday Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

Why Join Ascension?

What You Will Do

What you will do:

As a Lead Recreational Therapist, you will have the opportunity to lead the delivery of quality patient care and adherence to policies, procedures and therapy protocols.


  • Contributes to efficient operations by assisting with coordinating activities, prioritizing workflow and promoting decision-making and problem solving.
  • Creates and manages the schedule of activities for patients
  • Performs the duties of a Therapist. Provides consultation for and/or management of patients requiring complex or advanced treatment.
  • Serves as a positive role model for staff and patients by working with them to promote teamwork and cooperation.
  • Actively participates in the process of monitoring, guiding and evaluating staff performance.

What You Will Need


Required Credentials:

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Preferred Credentials:

  • Therapist specializing in Recreation credentialed from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRC).
  • Chauffeur License for the State of Michigan



  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's in Recreational Therapy with CTRC Certification

Work Experience:

  • 1 year of experience required.
  • Experience working in a Skilled Nursing Environment

Equal Employment Opportunity

SMOM/SJHS provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SMOM/SJHS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Reference: 707997728

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