1. Overland Park,KS
  2. Sep 11, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Therapists

Garden Terrace at Overland Park is hiring for a RECREATION THERAPIST job in Overland Park,KS

Position Type: Full-time

Shift: Weekdays

Benefits for Full-Time Associates
Medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage
Paid vacation, sick days and holidays

Position Summary

The RECREATION THERAPIST plans, organizes, develops, and directs quality activities for patients, ensuring that the recreational, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of each patient are met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Essential Functions
Must be able to plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate quality activity programs (includes entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and education)
Must be able to make daily rounds to ensure activities team is performing to standards and patient needs are being met
Must be able to appropriately and descriptively chart patient progress and behavior
Must be able to escort patients to and from activities
Must be able to make regular in-room visits to patients uninterested or unable to participate in group activities
Must be able to effectively manage and operate within budget
Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements
Must have bachelor's degree in recreational therapy or related field
Must be currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Recreational Therapist license in good standing throughout employment.
Prior experience with geriatrics preferred

Specific Job Requirements
Demonstrated proficiency in arts/crafts/music is preferred
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: general activities duties,, supervisory responsibilities,, care plan and documentation responsibilities, patient rights, and safety and sanitation
Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

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About Us

Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence at Overland Park is located in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, minutes from the attractions of the city. Just a mile from Shawnee Mission Medical Center, our facility is the perfect choice for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Focusing on providing safe, secure care for residents withAlzheimer’s and other dementia-related disorders, Garden Terrace at Overland Park has eight secured wings. Our facility features four gender-separated wings, two for males and two for females. Whatever the level of care required, our highly trained associates can provide the best care possible from skilled nursingto inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation. In 2013, our facility was rated a five-star facility by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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