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Recreational Therapist - Full Time Temporary (Summer) - Gaylord, MI

Location: Gaylord
Status (FT/PT): Temporary
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 59462


Recreational Therapist



Job Code

FLSA Status
Non Exempt

Pay Range


Job Summary

This position supports the mission and vision of the inpatient rehab and behavioral health departments by providing care to the patients served on these units.


Education and Experience



Education Level


Years of Experience



4 Year / Bachelors Degree



Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation


Graduate Degree



Master's degree in therapeutic recreation





One-year therapeutic recreation preferred with knowledge of and experience with behavioral health and adaptive sports/rehabilitation.



Certification, Licensure, Registration



Professional Organization Certificate

Professional organization certificate required within one year of hire date.




Key Competencies and Skills

  • Ability to provide assessments and create/direct group recreation activities.


Essential Duties

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment to My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.
  • Provides individualized treatment to patients and thorough assessment, planning, education, intervention, discharge planning and evaluation of outcomes.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates departmental recreational programs utilizing hospital and community facilities. This includes community re-entry and adaptive sports
  • Conducts didactic lectures relating recovery process to activities and leisure time.
  • Participates in annual competency assessment as well as customer evaluation, clinical staff dialogue, performance appraisals, and staff education.
  • Documents application of the treatment process focusing on outcome criteria in accordance with hospital, departmental and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Communicates with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team through case reviews to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.
  • Identifies quality improvement needs and participates in implementing improvements.
  • Conducts ongoing in-service and orientation training for hospital staff and the community.
  • Maintains effective communications with patients, families, team members and managers as evidenced by mutual support, open communication, trust and support.
  • Promotes good public relations with department personnel, physicians, other referral sources, patients, families and the community.
  • Assumes responsibility for continuing education and professional development by attending required in-services and other means of continuing professional education (e.g., readings, classes, workshops).
  • Keeps interdisciplinary team informed of activities, decisions and changes in patients’ treatment and/or progress.
  • Adheres to all hospital and department policies.
  • Monitors utilization of budgeted recreational resources.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements



Reports To

Reports to the Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services or the Manager of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit.

May receive direction from the Director of Behavioral Health, Medical Director, therapy coordinators or lead counselor.


Organizational Expectations

• Models Munson Healthcare’s Purpose – We Improve Lives

• Embraces and supports the Munson Healthcare Alignment Framework including our Purpose, Mission, Vision, Values, True North Goals, Strategic Vision and Goals, and Operating System.

• Promotes personal and patient safety.

• Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Receipt and Review of Job Description


I have received and read a copy of this job description, which was discussed with a manager or designee.





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