Recreational Therapist - Behavioral Health - Kenansville, NC

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Vidant Duplin Hospital



Vidant Health

About Vidant Duplin Hospital

Vidant Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed facility located in Kenansville, North Carolina and has 20 practicing physicians on its active medical staff. Vidant Duplin serves Duplin County and surrounding communities in Eastern North Carolina with a population of approximately 60,000 people. On an annually basis, it serves 3,800 inpatients and over 52,000 outpatients (including nearly 30,0000 ED visits), in addition to a surgical volume of 2,050.

Position Summary

  • Responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of individualized Recreational Therapy services for patients with physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive impairments based on evidenced based practice and research.  Scope of service includes general adult, Geriatric/ Psyc-med, MR/MI and acute services on the Behavioral Health unit.  This position functions as part of the  interdisciplinary team.

  • Completes individualized assessments per physician order and develops individualized treatment plans.

  • Participates in treatment team conferences.

  • Provides therapeutic interventions in group and individual sessions.

  • Provides education to patients and families.

  • Responsible for discharge planning and completion of discharge summary per policies and procedures.

  • Completes initial assessment, treatment plan, care plan goals, daily session notes, patient care conference notes, education and discharge instructions/ recommendations per RT policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist.

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher.

  • NC Recreational Therapy Licensure.

  • Non-violent crisis intervention training. If not current at time of hire, must complete within first 30 days of employment and maintained without lapse during employment.

Other Information

  • PRN as needed.

  • One year clinical experience working as LRT/CTRS is preferred.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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