KH Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (Recreation Therapist)
Job Description

Recreation Therapist – Full-Time
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab & Ortho Institute) is seeking a Full-Time Recreation Therapist in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Recreation Therapist assesses patients’ function leisure status, and develops a comprehensive therapeutic recreation treatment plan according to practice standards. Designs and implements therapeutic recreation treatment services, monitors and documents patient care and progress for a given caseload.  Works collaboratively with other health care professionals regarding the impact of socio-leisure factors on patients’ functioning.

With 137 beds, UM Rehab & Ortho Institute is the largest inpatient rehabilitation hospital and provider of rehabilitation services in the state, where patients make the transition to rehabilitation after recovering from traumatic injury, cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, and other illnesses.

Job Requirements

•Three (3) years full-time experience as a certified recreational therapist (required).  
•Proficient advanced knowledge of TR theory and practice techniques.
•General knowledge of orthopedics, pediatrics, neurology, psychology, psychiatry, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, general medicine, and the TR treatment implications of each.
•Highly effective verbal and written communication skills and excellent communication skills are required to work with patients, therapists, medical, administrative, and nursing staff successfully and to document patient progress, quality assurance activities, and other required information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Company Overview

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (formerly Kernan Hospital), a committed provider of orthopaedic surgery and the largest inpatient rehabilitation hospital and provider of rehabilitation services in the state of Maryland, has been serving the Baltimore community for over 100 years.

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute reigns as Maryland's original orthopaedic hospital with a staff that consists of a support team of orthopaedic physician assistants and dedicated nurses in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and the Medical/Surgical Unit, guaranteeing the highest quality of care in the acute hospital setting. Exemplifying leadership that transforms lives, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute brings experience, innovation and fast, positive results to our patients.

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute has been owned by the University of Maryland Medical System since 1986, allowing its patients to access the continuity of care and extensive resources that characterize a university teaching hospital. While maintaining an atmosphere of country peace, it has evolved to offer innovative, interdisciplinary orthopaedic and rehabilitation services for both children and adults.


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