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REGIONAL RECREATIONAL THERAPIST

Company: HHSC-Kauai Region
Location: Waimea
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: REGIONAL RECREATIONAL THERAPIST V The Regional Recreational Therapist V technically and administratively plans, organizes, develops, implements, and administers Kaua'i Region's Recreational Therapy program by identifying resident's/patient's needs and providing for the delivery of supportive, therapeutic, and quality recreational activities. This position provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. This position reports to the Regional Chief Nurse Executive, position no. 109572, or its designee. Candidates must be able to work nights and weekends and must be able to travel on a regular basis to and from facilities within the region as assigned. STATUS : Permanent / Full-time (1.0 FTE) LOCATION : This position is a regional position and is located in the Recreational Therapy department of Kaua'i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). KVMH, SMMH, and The Kaua'i Region Clinics, which consist of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po'ipu, and the Clinic at Kapa'a are all part of the Kaua'i Region, Hawai'i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai'i. The Recreational Therapy department is a multi-disciplinary team and provides an appropriate therapeutic recreation program to maintain the physical and mental health of patients and to assist patients with achieving their physical and mental rehabilitation goals. SALARY : $5,178 per month at 1.0 FTE - SR24 - BU13 BENEFITS:

  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, special education, psychology or sociology which included a minimum of twelve semester credit hours in recreation or therapy oriented areas of study such as community recreation, physical fitness, personality and behavior, and/or abnormal psychology. Licensure:
    • Current, valid State of Hawai'i driver's license is required.
    • P.U.C license is desirable. Otherwise, must be eligible and willing to apply. Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association. Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a recreational therapy program which along with other therapy programs, provided comprehensive treatment and rehabilitative services to the physically and mentally ill and handicapped, emotionally disturbed, developmentally disabled, substance abused, psychosocially delinquent and the aging.
      Supervisory Experience: Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

      Job Requirements:
      • Implement therapeutic recreation services for patients
      • Participate in recreational therapy services
      • Developing and implementing therapeutic recreational treatment programs
      • Contribute recreation therapy information to the treatment team
      • Develop, evaluate and conduct therapeutic recreational therapy treatment programs
      • Developing and implementing therapeutic recreational programs for patients
      • Conduct patient assessments and establish recreational/leisure therapy treatment goals
      • Develop, evaluate and conduct therapeutic recreational therapy treatment programs
      • Ordering and maintaining recreational therapy supplies
      • Contribute all recreation therapy information to the treatment team
      • Provide orientation for Patients to recreation therapy by conducting groups in recreational
      • Develop and implement specialized recreation therapy services
      • Completing an initial recreational assessment and completed recreational summary
      • Facilitate recreational therapy groups as scheduled per unit
      • Assess the recreational needs of patients
      • Direct medically approved recreational programs for patients
      • Engage the residents in recreational activities
      • Organize and participate in recreational activities
      • Implement, and direct therapeutic recreational programs and activities for patients
      • COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawai'i Health Systems Corporation. -After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. - New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.Directing and coordinating approved recreation programs for patients

Keywords: HHSC-Kauai Region, Maui , REGIONAL RECREATIONAL THERAPIST, Healthcare , Waimea, Hawaii

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