ACTIVITY THERAPIST (PRN)
Location: Sherman, TX
One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
Texoma Medical Center, a 378-bed acute care facility has been providing quality health care to the residents of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma since 1965. Our main campus is located in Denison, Texas, approximately one hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and just south of the Texas/Oklahoma border. In addition, we have numerous facilities in locations throughout the Texoma region.
Since 1965, TMC has forged a special relationship with the people of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Texoma residents have come to depend on TMC to meet a spectrum of physical, mental and spiritual needs. TMC has responded with unique services to provide the kind of sophisticated, experienced care that was once was available only in major metropolitan areas.
We offer major specialty services including open heart surgery and neurosurgery. Advanced resources such as certified trauma care support TMC's role as a regional specialty center.
Position Summary: This position is responsible to plan, organize, implement and evaluate Therapeutic Recreation and leisure programs to psychiatric patients, including group leisure time and physical education activities, which are designed to maximize the social, physical, cognitive and emotional functioning of patients so that a desirable quality of leisure life can be attained.Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of therapeutic recreation, physical education, dance movement, music therapy or related field.
Requires at least one (1) year of experience providing instruction in a recreational program; or in a closely related work; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Previous experience in health care strongly preferred.
Must secure AHA healthcare provider CPR within 30 days of employment.
Demonstrate a caring, friendly and professional demanor with the ability to encourage and appropriately support others. Demonstrate knowledge of and exhibit skill in evaluating and treating adolescent, adult and geriatric persons with psychosocial and cognitive problems. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with people of differing educational and cultural backgrounds. Must be organized and able to prioritize activities. Must be cognizant of age appropriate activities.