Emory Healthcare Recreation Therapist I, 7a - 3p in Atlanta, Georgia
JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides comprehensive evaluations, treatments and education to patients/families which are consistent with patient's individualized needs and carried out within an interdisciplinary environment. Maintains an established inventory of supplies; ensures the proper use and maintenance of equipment and maintains a work area which is free of debris and clutter. Communicates regularly with members of the patient care team, the patient, family members and others involved with the patient's care. Responds to requests for professional information or advice and refers complex matters to the appropriate staff. Assesses the patient and identifies problems. Instructs and trains patient and family regarding pertinent aspects of the patient's care. Plans treatment schedules to ensure the optimal use of staff and equipment for providing high quality patient services. Plans, develops and implements a result-oriented treatment plan responsive to the individualized needs of the patient and includes clear, measurable goals. Modifies treatment plan according to the patient's responses. Provides direct patient care; performs specialized treatments according to the patient's individualized plan of care. Collaborates with other members of the patient care team; utilizes community resources to plan for the continued care, support and follow-up of the patient after discharge. Recommends and procures appropriate equipment. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Follows established protocols for documentation specific to the program/setting. Accurately records daily charges for services rendered. Practices organizational and universal standards for sterile technique and infection control in carrying out daily responsibilities including the proper cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment and instruments. Attends team conferences to promote an interdisciplinary approach to patient care; works cooperatively with other team members to maintain consistency in the provision of high quality, results oriented service. Conducts in-service programs, provides other staff with training and serves as a clinical instructor to students. Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation. National Certification from National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification. BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks
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Division Select Rehab JV
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department RJV Recreation Therapy
Job Type Regular Part-Time
Job Number 17623
Job Category Therapy
Standard Hours 24 Hours
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