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Texas Health Resources CTRS/Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - Full Time - Arlington in Arlington, Texas

Texas Health Arlington Memorial seeks to hire a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to work Full time with the Behavioral Health Department.

The address is 800 West Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76012.

Salary range is Minimum $21.59/hr. to Maximum $35.17/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule:

  • Full Time; 40 Hours

  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday

  • Required to work one holiday and one weekend per month

Job Description:

Performs age appropriate patient treatment:

  • Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment.

  • Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license.

  • Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely.

  • Utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to achieve goals, if necessary.

  • Determine patient response to treatment and evaluate progress (reassessment)

  • Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, home programs/self-management and assistive equipment.

  • Patient safety maintained throughout treatment.

  • Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues.

  • Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.

Performs age appropriate patient assessment and establishes plan of care:

  • Obtain/verify physician order for therapy and validate for appropriateness.

  • Review available medical records and obtain pertinent medical history from patient or family.

  • Ensure that patient has given informed consent to treatment.

  • Evaluate each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements.

  • Integrate assessment results to identify functional problems and prioritize care needs with patient and family.

  • Sets appropriate measurable, functional goals with time frames to address the identified problems including patient/family goals and preferences.

  • Determine plan of care, or appropriate therapeutic intervention to achieve stated goals.

  • Initiate therapy discharge planning in collaboration with care team and patient based on prognosis and expected discharge disposition.

  • Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.

Performs Appropriate Documentation:

  • Documents all aspects of assessment and team individual plan of care in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Documents all aspects of each intake process and treatment sessions in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Accurately submits patient charges and records procedures according to departmental policy.

  • Documents assessments of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Completes team individual discharge summary for each patient in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Completes all documentation within established time frame.

  • Completes required documentation tools for outpatients and for specialty units/programs (i.e. Lysholme, MDS, DRS. Staffing reports, etc.)

Demonstrates Professional Accountability:

  • Utilizes available resources (equipment, support personnel, educational resources) to maximize efficiency and productivity and meet developmental needs.

  • Participates in orientation and training of lesser experienced staff.

  • Attends and/or leads hospital, department, and community educational in-services.

  • Meet established productivity targets.

  • Represents department in a positive manner to hospital/system/community.

  • Completes assigned work within scheduled hours and offer assistance to other to ensure departmental work is accomplished.

  • Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems or solutions regarding delivery of patient care.

  • Willing to be cross-trained to treat any diagnosis or level of care.

  • Participates in continuous improvement activities and/or teams.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the maintenance of a clean, safe work environment that is compliant with departmental, hospital and regulatory/agency requirements.

  • Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines and departmental personnel.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy or related discipline required.

  • 2 years of related experience

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CTRS – Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist upon hire required and

  • BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support within 30 days required

  • CPI – Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within 30 days required and

  • ACPI – Advance Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within 12 months required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Problem solving ability

  • Ability to teach others

  • Time management

  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Leadership skills

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Seay Behavioral Health Hospital is a 50-bed freestanding behavioral health hospital in Plano, TX that offers psychiatric and addiction treatment for adults and adolescents. Texas Health Seay Behavioral Health Hospital also offers numerous outpatient programs either on site or at one of their satellite outpatient centers.

Texas Health Highlights:

  • 2019 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (5th year in a row)

  • 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4th year in a row)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 & 2019)

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