- Bachelors degree is required
VCU Health System's Rehab Med – Recreation is seeking an hourly Recreation Therapist to evaluate, plan and implement treatment for assigned adolescent, adult and geriatric in-patients with a variety of rehabilitative diagnoses. Provide clinical services in the areas of leisure education, leisure counseling, and community reintegration and associated skills. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team regarding programming appropriate for patients. Document services provided to patients. Perform routine work duties to support practice of therapeutic recreation in this setting.
Evaluation and treatment of patients with routine diagnoses. Setting schedule and managing time. Reporting in patient conferences. Goal setting for routine diagnoses. Completion of routine documentation. Interaction with the interdisciplinary team. Excellent customer service. Development of community reintegration program.
Therapist provides guidance for COTA staff, supervision for fieldwork students and volunteers.
Cross-coverage to all three treatment teams.
Saturday and holiday coverage on a rotating basis as applicable.
Evenings for community reintegration activities 1-2 times per week.
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy, Early Childhood Education and/or Child Life
Relevant Child Life or Recreational Therapist internship and six months of experience in an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) and/or Certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC) or eligible for certification within six (6) months of VCUHS date of hire as a Recreational Therapist
Valid Virginia Driver`s License and driving record with no major infractions (only applies to RTs driving the Rehab Van)
CPR Certification may be required depending on area of practice
Fieldwork in a similar specialty/practice area
Experience in a hospital setting and in a similar specialty/practice area
Previous experience with community reintegration
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.