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Therapeutic Recreation Ther II

Req #:  119266
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5


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 Therapeutic Recreation Therapist II

  • Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • Part time day shift
    • Will include Saturday rotation – currently every 6th Saturday


Position Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Therapeutic Recreation
2~3 years of clinical experience.
Experience with student supervision preferred.
Advanced continuing education.
Experience in providing inservices to peers.
Good communication skills.
Independence in providing advanced level of clinical skills and expertise.
NCTRC Certification

May require local travel for outings and activities
Ability to work designated shifts, including weekends and holidays, may work some evenings
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
May at times come in contact with aggressive or agitated patients. Knowledge of techniques to manage patients is a must.
May be involved in restraining patients.
Ability to work in rapidly changing environment.
Direct contact with chemicals and body fluids
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
Pushing, pulling, lifting, and transferring patients. Ability to perform heavy lifting (lifting 50 to 100 pounds frequently and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently)
Ambulating with patients over a variety of surfaces with and without assistive devices
This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups. The incumbent will need to be familiar with normal growth and development issues, normal patterns of behavior and signs of the normal aging process for the designated patient group he/she is working with.

This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To provide advanced Recreational Therapy skills/experience in assessing patients' and families' utilization of leisure and recreational activities and incorporates assessments into an individualized treatment plan. Coordinates activities with the multidisciplinary team. Provides therapeutic structured and unstructured activities to enhance the patient's functioning. Emphasis in teaching/mentoring and assumes major projects or committee responsibilities to support the rehabilitation unit's programmatic needs.

Responsible for all principal accountabilities of a Recreational Therapy Therapist.
Participation in educational and mentoring activites with Recreational Therapy students, medical students, peers, hospital staff and/or the community.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
Participation in Rehab Services growth and operations related to the Rehabilitation Unit programmatic needs.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago