Recreation/Activity Therapist II - Senior Behavioral Health - Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, KS at Prime Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    3500 South 4th Street
    Leavenworth, KS
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Overview Serving the needs of the Leavenworth community since 1864, Saint John Hospital continues in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. These brave women answered the call of Bishop Miege to come to the Kansas territory in 1858 providing schools, orphanages, and care for the sick. Today, Prime Healthcare continues this legacy as Saint John Hospital and is home to innovative, patient-centered, health care, quality physicians, and compassionate staff.


Our Senior Behavioral Health unit at Saint John Hospital is a 30-bed unit that provides a welcoming, safe, supportive environment where patients receive care based on their individualized needs. Our interdisciplinary approach includes a highly qualified and experienced team of professionals who offer a variety of treatment modalities.

Responsibilities Conducts a therapeutic recreation program within the hospital to facilitate rehabilitation of the physically and mentally disabled. The Activity Therapist directs patient participation in selected activities such as games, social activities, sports or music to create an atmosphere of sociability, to provide a means of creative expression and to facilitate the learning skills for recreating 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 of illness.

Education and Work Experience

1. Is a Board Certified in Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field or is Board Certified Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field and has current and valid state License.
2. Bachelors or Masters Degree in Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field.
3. Minimum one (1) year experience in Behavioral Healthcare, rehabilitative or SNF setting preferred.
4. Behavioral Violence Prevention within 6 months of hire and maintain current annually preferred.

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