Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE/ 20 hours per week), day shift, THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR 2.
The Therapeutic Recreator 2 (TR2) will provide therapeutic recreational services to inpatient rehabilitation patients with complex conditions or injuries. The TR2 will assess, plan, and implement treatment programs as referred by a physician.
8 North is a 16 bed Inpatient Rehabilitation unit. We provide specialized nursing care to patients with functional disabilities resulting from a variety of medical etioligies: spinal cord injury or disease (including tetraplegia with mechanical ventilation), acquired brain injury, stroke, tumor, amputation, and neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases. Patients with medically complex diagnoses, including those with solid organ, blood and marrow transplants, and mechanical circulatory support devices (VADs), may also be admitted.
Perform complex assessments of patients in 8N Inpatient Rehab
Organize and lead therapeutic recreational activities both inside and outside of the Medical Center
Direct the work, train, and coordinate TR students/volunteers in TR procedures
Assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe therapeutic recreation therapy for the patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. This includes progression of treatment, establishing goals and engaging in patient and family education, and assessment and treatment of a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems
Collaborate with rehabilitation colleagues and management to identify clinical/program needs
Participate in quality improvement programs
Drive van to transport patients
REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program AND 18 months of professional therapeutic recreation experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Current and/or Pending NCTRC Certification
Registered in the State of Washington (WA State Dept. of Health)
Current Adult CPR certified
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Occasionally to frequently requires transfer of patients weighing up to or exceeding 200 lbs needing maximum assistance from wheelchair to pool deck and back
Requires ability to assist in transporting patients to various locations on/off the UWMC campus for evaluations and treatments
Requires hand dexterity for manual treatment techniques and to operate equipment
May be required to do direct lifting up to 40 lbs.
Meet Washington State Vehicle Licensing requirements
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