Ascension Health Recreational Therapist - Psychiatric Nursing Unit in Southfield, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Title:Recreational Therapist

City, State: Southfield,MI

Location: Providence Hospital - BU 34014

Department: Psychiatric Nursing Unit 001

Additional Job Details:PRN,Rotating,Weekly

Flexibility with Weekend Rotation.

Why Join Ascension?

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

What You Will Do

Job Summary:

The Recreational Therapist develops, evaluates and conducts therapeutic recreational therapy treatment programs.


  • Performs initial and on-going assessments of patient's condition.

  • Establishes a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family.

  • Performs therapy interventions utilizing recreational therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the condition of the patient.

  • Oversees activities of recreational therapy assistants, students and other support personnel.

  • Maintains department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety environmental, infection control and all applicable regulatory compliance.

  • Opportunities are provided for individual, small group, and large group participation. The program provides both regularly scheduled activities and special events and utilizes a wide variety of public and private community resources and services (if applicable).

  • Assesses patient needs, problems, strengths and barriers and formulates and collaborates with multidisciplinary treatment team in developing treatment goals.

  • Assists with discharge planning by conferring with multidisciplinary team with recommendations for follow-up therapy and/or equipment needs and instructing the patient and family as needed.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • Certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation required.


  • Bachelor's Level Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited program required

Work Experience:

  • One year of related experience preferred.

  • Experience in behavioral health preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

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