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Lead Activity Therapy

at Oasis Behavioral Health

Posted: 1/17/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: f8d43cdc-aafe-4a3e-8c7b-a6f39515dcf8

Job Description



•      Recreation Therapy provides a means of creative expression and to facilitate the learning skills of coping skills during hospitalization and after discharge in the community.

•      Creates an environment that allows the patient to explore his/her own potential, cultivate positive morale and minimize distress.

•      Assesses patients using information from observations, medical records, standardized assessments, the medical staff, and the patient themselves.

•      Develops and implements therapeutic interventions consistent with the clients’ needs and interests.

•      Performs patient care in accordance with identified needs and established policies, procedures and protocols.

•      Evaluates patient’s response to interventions. Modifies treatment plan appropriately.

•      Works in conjunction or collaboration with physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.

•      Documents in accordance with established policies and procedures.

•      Performs other job-related duties as assigned. 

•      Provide therapeutic activities for assigned patients per physician order and program schedule.

•      Assess patient needs and facilitate activities that are appropriate to age, development, needs and interests of the patients served.

•      Document assessment and therapy sessions in the medical record per hospital requirements. 

•      Seek clinical supervision and support when complications arise in therapeutic setting or therapy sessions. 

•      Act to preserve patient safety during activities.


•      Maintain current knowledge of activities therapy methods and techniques. 

•      Research best practices and program models.

•      Modify program using patient and staff feedback and research data to improve program quality and effectiveness. 



•      Provide services as a member of the multidisciplinary team and as directed by the attending physician, the Director of Acute and Outpatient Clinical Services and the patient treatment plan.

•      Communicate with clinical management any change in a patient’s status, including health or behavior.


•      Interact with patients, family members, external entities, and internal staff professionally and respectfully. 

•      Create a treatment environment that supports OBH’s mission to provide exemplary patient care and service. 

•      Act to preserve patient and family dignity. 


•      Receives clinical oversight by a licensed behavioral health professional at least one hour for every 40 hours worked.



•      Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or closely related field.


•      Certification from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation

•      CPR and First Aid Certified

•      CPI Certified


•      Two (2) years clinical experience in a behavioral health setting, with at least one years’ experience applying activities therapy methods and techniques preferred.

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