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Recreat. Therapist, LRT I - Full Time - Ahoskie, NC

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Job ID: 955378
Facility: Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
Location: Ahoskie, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

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 provides safe, expedient, cost-effective recreational services.

The Recreational Therapist (RT) works 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 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 BLS Healthcare Provider Certification upon hire and maintained during employment. (American Heart Association required)
  • Must be able to successfully complete Crisis Intervention Training.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant 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.

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