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Activity Therapist - Center for Behavioral Health - Orlando

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by AdventHealth Greater Orlando

Orlando, FL 32885
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Activity Therapist - Center for Behavioral Health - Orlando AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Activity Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile: Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Work Hours/Shifts: 8a-5p; M-F

Job Summary: The Activity Therapist is responsible for the provision of activity services for patients within the Center for Behavioral Health. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Recreational/Occupational Therapy and appropriate implementation as defined by NCTRC/AOTA
  • Knowledge and understanding of psychiatric theory and various treatment approaches
  • Ability to organize and prioritize job duties in an efficient and timely manner
  • Scheduling flexibility, working evenings and weekends
  • One year experience working with psychiatric, physical rehabilitation or medical patients.
  • Bachelor s Degree in Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy or related field
  • Bachelor s Degree in Recreational Therapy (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR)
Job Responsibilities: Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization s Performance Excellence Program.
  • Responsible for achieving and maintaining year round Patient Experience scores in the 75th percentile or the targeted metric determined by Florida Hospital
  • Completes an initial Adjunctive Therapy assessment of patients within 72 hours of admission to Center for Behavioral Health
  • Documents Activity Therapy Interventions, observations, assessments and clinical data regarding patients in accordance with documentation protocol
  • Plans and implements age appropriate therapeutic activities on a group and individual basis that assist patients in achieving specific goals and objectives daily while on an inpatient unit.
  • Attends and interacts with interdisciplinary treatment team in developing, updating and re-evaluating patients therapeutic treatment plan
  • Plans, prepares and maintains supplies for therapeutic activities
  • Interfaces with unit staff in developing and providing therapeutic programming on all inpatient units daily
  • Participates in staff development and continuing education to enhance job performance and maintain licensure or certification status
  • Acts as a team member to meet the overall needs of the department
  • Performs additional duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Activity Therapist opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords: Activity Therapist, Center for Behavioral Health, Orlando

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