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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

Recreational Therapist - Per Diem

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

Recreational Therapist   Highlands BHS Highlands Behavioral Health System is an 86 bed freestanding behavioral health hospital offering psychiatric care for adults and adolescents. Centrally located in Littleton, the facility is easily accessible to families throughout the Front Range and just minutes from surrounding communities.   Recreational Therapist The Recreational Therapist supervises and coordinates the activities of patients in the Recreational Therapy program to facilitate rehabilitation of mentally or emotionally disabled patients. The Recreational Therapist follows policies, procedures, standards and objectives for the treatment of patients; complies with performance improvement program. May organize and conduct music, recreation, or occupational therapy programs, depending on specialty. Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance. Facilitates the learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health.     Essential Job Duties: Comply with goals, objectives and procedures for the Recreational Services Department. Comply with standards for patient participation in Recreational Therapy. Plans Recreational Therapy program involving such activities as leisure, education, sports and games, singing, dancing, creating music, exercise programs, and occupational programs; participation in a variety of sensory, motor, educational, and social activities. Teaches patients the skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates patient's progress, attitudes and behavior as related to their rehabilitative potential. Adapts program according to the needs of the individual patients. Studies patients' reactions while they are engaged in Recreational Therapy activities and prepares progress notes reflecting their reactions to the activity program. Identify patient needs, develop and coordinate the implementations of therapeutic programs in accordance with administrative guidelines and medical directives. Recommend equipment and supplies for related programs. Initiate patient charges. Maintain department records. Assure compliance with regulatory requirements. Participate in performance improvement records and techniques. Comply with infection control policies and procedures. Participate in education programs. Collaborate with hospital staff and medical staff to ensure optimal patient care. Promote positive working environment. Promote guest relations. Performs related duties as assigned. Promotes safety by attending mandatory in services and complies with all safety measures initiated by the facility ,@type:JobPosting,responsibilities:,validThrough:2018-06-28T04:00:00Z,title:Recreational Therapist - Per Diem,datePosted:2018-05-29T06:54:56Z}

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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.