Recreational Therapist - WS Surgery & Rehab Hospital

York, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 55695

Position Summary:

40 hours/ 2 weeks

Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays


General Summary:
Under general supervision, plans, organizes and conducts a program of activities therapy for residents in accordance with individual resident needs, facility goals and objectives and federal and state regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Develops and monitors the activity program(s) in the Transitional Care Center.
2 Assesses resident recreational therapy needs (including leisure interests) within 48 hours of admission to the Transitional Care Center.
3 Establishes resident activity goals utilizing a collaborative process.
4 Maintains daily log of resident attendance at all activity functions.
5 Documents resident participation in activity programs in recreational therapy progress notes weekly and as indicated by change in level of residents condition.
6 Provides instruction and training to residents who have assessed need for adaptive equipment and material.
7 Facilitates resident orientation program ensuring that resident concerns are forwarded to the appropriate individuals for resolution.
8 Reports changes in the residents behavior and physical condition noted during activity participation to the charge nurse.
9 Provides a conducive atmosphere for resident activity pursuits including holiday themes.
10 Coordinates special activities and functions with community services.

Department Description:

Our therapy team is comprised of dedicated and passionate professionals who offer a wide array of experience.  They embrace our core values of patient first, integrity, respect, teamwork, continuous improvement and innovation and fiscal responsibility. 


Required Skills

Bachelor's degree (graduate of an accredited program in therapeutic recreation)

Therapeutic Recreation certificate required

Required Experience

1-2 years

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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