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Recreational Therapist

Job ID 2020-15870 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Regular Full-Time

Overview

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Systemis recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview

Responsible for evaluating the patients growth and development, plans and administers individualized and group therapeutic recreational activities to normalize the hospital environment and decrease anxieties related to illness. Works in coordination with the staff and interdisciplinary team members about the progress of patients and makes necessary changes to daily activities as needed. Assess needs of patients and families and conduct activities centered around the children's current medical status, as well as seasonal and departmental events.

Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited program in Therapeutic Recreation. Current Certification as a CTRS or CTRS eligible.

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