The Enrichment Therapist provides enrichment counseling according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position: - Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, and caregivers and for departmental and interdepartmental relationships - Requires competency in enrichment evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment in area of specialty - Develops hospital enrichment activities - Trains hospital support staff in providing enrichment activities to patients - Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met. The Enrichment Therapist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment.
Job Code: 100215
License or Certification: - CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy. - Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist certification required - Successfully completed a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited program in therapeutic recreation, music therapy, art therapy, spiritual therapy, vocational or any other enrichment program. Machines, Equipment Used: - General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer. Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. - Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. Compliance: - Adheres to the company's Standards of Business Conduct. - Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable. Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. - Ability to work independently without supervision. Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure. - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Handicapped accessible. - May work under stressful circumstances at times. Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - Meets established attendance standards. - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge. - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster. - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Job Code: 100215
Address: 2 Centre Plaza, Tinton Falls 07724
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 2235807
Contact Name - External: Ursula Covin
Contact Email - External: Ursula.Covin@encompasshealth.com