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Recreational Therapist (LRT) - Adult Psychology

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Job ID: 961845
Facility: ECU Health Roanoke Chowan
Dept: Adult Psych
Location: Ahoskie, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Weekend
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2023

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed community hospital located in Ahoskie. Serving four nearby counties, the 15-bed emergency department sees approximately 18,000 patients per year. ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital provides a wide range of health services, including medical, surgical and radiation oncology. In addition, the Wound Healing and Pain Management clinics serve as referral centers for neighboring ECU Health hospitals and providers.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Position Summary

The Recreational Therapist (LRT I) provides safe, expedient, cost-effective recreational services. As a Recreational Therapist, you will work in an inpatient psychiatric setting with patients for whom abilities to cope with tasks of living are threatened or impaired by bio-psychosocial maladjustments. Recreational Therapists are involved in clinical decision-making (such as patient assessment, treatment selection and reassessment of treatment efficacy), goal directed care planning and patient education.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS/BA or higher in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Therapy, or Recreation Administration with an option in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Nationally credentialed as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  • Maintain State of North Carolina Licensure as a Licensed Recreational Therapist through the State of North Carolina Recreation Certification Board (NCBRTL)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association
  • Must be able to successfully complete Crisis Intervention Training


  • One year of clinical experience working as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in a psychiatric setting

Other Information

  • 40 hours a week
  • Required to work 3 (12 hour) shifts and 1 (4 hour) shift
  • Weekends (7 am - 7 pm)
  • Great Benefits



General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Samantha Stewart, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]



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