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EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIST - PRN

Company: Highlands Behavioral Health System
Location: Littleton
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

Highlands Behavioral Health System is an 86 bed freestanding behavioral health hospital offering psychiatric care for adults and adolescents. Centrally located near C-470 & Quebec Street in Highlands Ranch, the facility is easily accessible to families throughout the Front Range and just minutes from surrounding communities. We are looking for great people who have a passion to help others and want to join a great team of committed individuals who are working together to benefit the lives of our patients and provide the best service possible.

Highlands Behavioral is currently looking for PRN Experiential Therapists - Dance/Rec/Art/Music/OT

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Experiential Therapy Department (ET) is a team of recreational, art, occupational health, dance/ movement, and music therapists. An ET staff coordinates and leads patient activities in the Experiential Therapy program to facilitate rehabilitation for a diverse patient population. The ET therapist follows policies, procedures, standards and objectives for patient treatment per hospital guidelines and the patient s specific treatment plan. An ET staff member directs patient participation in structured groups or activities designed to facilitate emotional, physical, and psychological healing.

* Maintain appropriate licensure and continuing education requirements for therapists specialty and provide documentation to hospital

* Plans patient programs involving that may include activities such as leisure, education, sports and games, singing, dancing, creating music, exercise programs, and occupational programs; participation in a variety of sensory, motor, educational, and social activities.

* Teaches patients the skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates patient s progress, attitudes, and behavior as related to their rehabilitative potential.

* Adapts program appropriately to varying patient needs. Studies patients reactions while engaged in therapeutic group activities and prepares progress notes to document observations.

* Identify patient needs to develop and coordinate the implementations of therapeutic programs in accordance with administrative guidelines and medical directives.

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Job Requirements

PREFERRED JOB REQUIREMENTS:

* 1 to 2 years hospital experience in a psychiatric setting.

* Recreation Therapist must have degree in Recreational Therapy and national registration or State of Colorado registration with a recognized therapeutic organization. Dance, music, art, and occupational therapy also qualify.

* Knowledge of rehabilitation programs and planning required.

* Must be eligible to sit for certification/licensure exam.

* Must obtain certification/licensure within the first year of employment.

This opportunity provides the following:

*UHS is a challenging and rewarding work environment
Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
Competitive Compensation

One of the nation s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

All employment at UHS is with one of the subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc., including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Universal Health Services is a holding company.

UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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