Mental Health Unit-Open Unit Recreation Therapist FT Days

Mental Health Unit-Open Unit Recreation Therapist FT Days

Barnabas Health | Jersey City, NJ, 07097, US

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Mental Health Unit-Open Unit Recreation Therapist FT Days Req #: 0000089110
Category: Behavioral and Mental Health
Status: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Facility: Jersey City Medical Center
Department: Mental Health Unit-Open Unit
Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street, Jersey CIty, NJ 07302

You are in demand everywhere...but it pays to come here!
If you want to work in a premier hospital that wins awards, nurtures people, and tirelessly strives to advance care, you ll find your match at Jersey City Medical Center. Our not-for-profit hospital, a proud member of RWJBarnabas Health, has been honored time and again for our strides in patient care and safety, and as the regional leader in specialties like cardiology, stroke, and trauma care.
A s our status and patient volume continue to grow, we are adding talent to our organization
Among our many accolades, we have been designated 8 times the only A-Rated for Safety Hospital, awarded M a g n et Recognition for superior nursing, named Best Regional Hospital by US News and World Report and ranked among the 100 best places to work in healthcare (nationally). Jersey City Medical Center is also ideally located in the vibrant Jersey City waterfront community overlooking the harbor, just 10 minutes from New York City, with a grand view of the Statue of Liberty.
Job Description
Provides therapeutic group activities to patients based on clients needs identified by the treatment team ; completes initialassessments, engages client in case management, completes all required documentation, maintains contact with collateral sources asrequired by case management needs of client. Recreation Therapist will participate in annual facility and job specific competencytrainings.
Additional Requirements
Minimum Bachelors level education. 2 years experience in the field of human services with focus on expressive therapies. Certification in recognized recreational therapy field is required. Certification or successful completion of training will be done within three months of start date. Current BLS and successful completion of facility and department specific orientation programs is required. Appropriately uses supervision to problem solve around clinical issues. Develops treatment strategy and plan that is consistent with behaviorally specific long and short range goals. Facilitates all groups in a professional manner. Facilitates expressive therapy groups. Is able to identify Quality Assurance indicators and works toward achieving benchmarks. Is able to identify when treatment goals are met and when benefit of treatment have been maximized. Maintains regular collateral contact with agencies, and family members as appropriate. Provides appropriate referrals to other facilities to ensure continuum of care. Provides thorough intake assessments. Provides weekly case management sessions. Takes an active role in all team meetings. Volunteers for group coverage when necessary. Works well with all members of the treatment team.
We are committed to High Reliability and consistent demonstration of our Safety Together behaviors and tools:
S - Speak up for Safety
A - Accurately communicate
F - Focus on the task
E - Exercise and accept a questioning attitude
T - Thoughtfully interact
Y - You and Me Together
RWJBarnabas Health offers excellent-provided benefits which include: competitive compensation, comprehensive medical/dental benefits, 403 (B) savings plan, Flexible Spending Plans, PTO program, tuition reimbursement and so much more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Description:

How do you build a healthier New Jersey? Every day at RWJBarnabas Health, extraordinary people like you come together to shape the answer. In our newly-integrated network of busy urban medical centers, acclaimed teaching and research facilities, and state-of-the-art community hospitals, we’re delivering world-class care to more than 5 million people across the Garden State — and redefining the career expectations of every member of our team.

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