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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist PRN - (41636)

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) - Little Rock, AR

Job Description


The Recreation Therapist is responsible for planning and implementing activity services of assigned program, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients under the direction of the Director of Recreational Therapy.


Demonstrate responsibility for observation and application of sound judgment in patients’ physical and mental condition/needs

Observe and document changes in patients’ appearance, behavior, and ability to work towards treatment plan goals

Communicate changes in patient’s condition to treatment team members

Provides assessment in psychosocial/leisure and recreational skills development/deficiency

5.       Ensure timely documentation of interventions and ensure interventions are based on the patient’s plan of care

6.       Apply appropriate crisis intervention techniques, as required

7.       Assist patients in achieving their optimum level of independent functioning

8.       Document services rendered in accordance with established criteria

9.      Maintain current documentation in daily or weekly progress notes, including the patient’s name, date of therapy, name of therapeutic group/intervention, and summary of the session

Job Requirements


Knowledge in program discipline (i.e. recreation therapy)



: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in recreation therapy, or a Certified Recreational Therapy Specialist (CTRS).


  Two (2) years of related experience, with a knowledge of a psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.


Effective oral and written communication


Ability to problem solve, utilizing good judgment. 



Certification by state and/or national governing body in recreation therapy. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in the applicable state.  Successful completion of CPR certification and successful completion of HWC within 30 days of hire.   May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

41 days 9 hours ago

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)


Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist PRN - (41636) Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) - Little Rock, AR, United States


Location: Little Rock, AR

Company Profile:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of continuous achievement and performance since it was founded in 1978 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan B. Miller. We're now a Fortune 500 corporation with approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue that produced net income of more than $452 million in 2013. UHS subsidiaries own and operate 225 facilities, including 25 acute care hospitals, 195 behavioral health facilities and three surgery centers in 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and employ more than 65,000 people.