Certified Recreational Therapist-Adult Behavioral Health-FT

  • Location JACKSON, MS (Merit Health Central)
    Full Time
  • Department Psych DPU
  • Field Rehabilitative Svcs
  • Full Time

Job Description

Merit Health Central is a 319-bed health care facility offering a wide range of services provided in a safe, caring, environment. Core services include diagnostic and surgical cardiac services, obstetrics and women’s health, cancer care, emergency department with FastTrack, orthopedics, inpatient adult behavioral health services, neurosurgery and general surgical services. Merit Health Central is home to Mississippi’s first non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and only designated burn center and is one of the first hospitals in the nation to add a PET/CT.

The Recreational Therapist evaluates the functional abilities of assigned patients.  In consultation with the treatment team, designs and facilitates activity and psycho-educational groups to aid in patient's development and improvement in the social, physical, cognitive and emotional livelihood.  The Recreational Therapist works cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to formulate individualized plants of treatment, reassesses patient progress at regular intervals to determine therapeutic benefit and provides comprehensive documentation.


Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation with concentration in Therapeutic Recreation is required.

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