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Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:


Suncoast Behavioral Health Center opened its doors in 2014 and provides the highest quality of behavioral healthcare for patients in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is a 60-bed free-standing psychiatric hospital. We offer diverse inpatient, outpatient and residential programs for children and adolescents. In a highly specialized field of psychiatry, our goal is to promote cognitive, social, physical and emotional development to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to help our patients succeed. The Hospital is looking for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS): Per Diem to join our team. Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Providing creative and recreational activities that meet the physical, social, emotional, therapeutic, cognitive, and recreational needs of our patients.
  • Utilizes individual and/or group activity interventions to bring about positive changes in the client's behavior, be-it cognitive, social, emotional or physical.
  • Educates the client in healthy coping skills and available leisure resources to continue the client in post-discharge leisure planning and involvement.
  • Attends treatment team conferences to exchange information and observations with other members of the team, as well as assisting with the completion of the initial treatment plan and progress summary updates.
  • Designs interventions which are relevant to the specific populations served.
  • Provides a safe and trusting therapeutic environment for patients.
  • Demonstrates skill in helping patients process interventions, allowing them to process emotions related to activities, and personal meanings associated with experiences and any parallels to their lives. Motivates patients to learn and better understand themselves and the issues they face.
  • Assessing patients within two (2) days of admission and completing evaluations of progress.WHY DO OUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES VALUE AT SUNCOAST & UHS? An environment that puts patient care first. One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. Supportive and responsive leadership. You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer co-workers that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for skills diversification and career advancement with UHS. One of the Nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $10.77 billion in 2018. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 87,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 327 behavioral health facilities, 40 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

    Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Recreational Therapy required.
    • Certified Recreational Therapist (CTRS) required.
    • Two (2) years' experience providing Recreation/Activities Therapy. Prefer minimum of two (2) years in a psychiatric setting with adolescent population.
    • Working knowledge of recreational therapy programming. Effective oral and written communication skill.
    • Extensive sitting, standing, walking, reading, lifting over (50 lbs.) pounds and participation in active physical recreational program.EEO Statement All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. Notice At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or .

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Bradenton , RECREATIONAL THERAPIST (CTRS) - PER DIEM, Healthcare , Bradenton, Florida

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