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Recreational Therapist

North Shore-LIJ Health System

Nassau, NY
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Job Title: Recreational Therapist
Job Number: 000UG8

As a Recreational Therapist you will plan, implement and coordinate activities and interventions for the development, maintenance and expression of appropriate social and leisure lifestyles of patients admitted to the Unit.  You will perform a variety of duties involved in carrying out recreation programs in assigned areas and assist in planning programs.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides recreational therapeutic assessment of patients admitted to the Unit. Assesses patient's leisure, social and recreational abilities, deficiencies, interests, barriers, life experiences, needs and potential.
  • Plans and provides individual/group treatment services to improve social, emotional, cognitive and physical functional behaviors.
  • Plans and provides leisure educational activities.  Assists the patient in acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for independent leisure and social activities; adjustment in community; decision-making ability, and appropriate use of free time.
  • Implements and coordinates individualized recreation therapy programs.
  • Discusses treatment plan and/or problems with involved physicians, nursing staff & other members of the patient care team as appropriate.
  • Documents all events that occur during the regimen.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation or related field, required.
  • CTRS National Certification from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) required OR CPRP through NRPA pending CTRS certification, required.
  • One (1) year of experience as a Recreational Therapist, preferred.


Job Physical/Occupational Therapy

Primary Location Nassau County-Glen Cove-Glen Cove Hospital

Schedule Per Diem

Shift Day Job

Shift Detail Weekend and weekday coverage