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Recreational Therapist - Behavioral Health - Adults

Job ID: 947686
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jan 7, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS/ BA and or MS in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreational Therapy.

  • Maintains State of North Carolina Recreational Therapy licensure (LRT) through the State of NC Licensure Board.

  • Maintains certification as Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) through National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

  • One year clinical experience working as LRT/CTRS is preferred.  Basic knowledge/awareness of  RT interventions/ competencies.  Strong working knowledge of individual and group facilitation skills.

Other Information

  • Full Time with benefits

  • Day shift with weekend/holiday rotattion

  • 8 hour shift with extended time one day a week

  • This position will work with our Adult population 

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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