Current Career Opportunities at Oaklawn

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Oaklawn, a nationally recognized healthcare employer by Modern Healthcare magazine. As Marshall’s largest employer, we have a team of over 1,000 dedicated full-time, part-time and casual employees, and our outstanding patient satisfaction scores have landed us in the top 2% of Michigan hospitals and top 5% nationwide. If you’re looking to join a team of exemplary employees, you’re committed to providing exceptional patient care, and you personify our core values, then we encourage you to explore our current openings.

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Activity Therapist

Job Summary: Responsible within the Psychiatric Department for insuring professional service to the patients, hospital staff and hospital departments in accordance with policies set forth by Oaklawn. Coordinates recreation and leisure activities with patients and completion of evaluations activity therapy assessments; provides case management services and discharge planning in conjunction with other disciplines; may provide occasional coverage at other programs.

Essential Functions:
  • Consistently uses an outward mindset and puts forth exemplary effort in accomplishing his/her goals and objectives in a manner that helps others to achieve their goals and objectives.
  • Plans, organizes, develops, implements and evaluates therapeutic recreation and leisure education programs for patients; determines, organizes and coordinates daily program activities that meet patients’ needs and interests.
  • Conducts leisure education assessments; with active client participation, develops and implements detailed leisure education plans, goals and objectives for participants; monitors individual clients’ progress; writes progress notes and reports.
  • Plans treatment sessions for individuals and groups to improve physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning and independence in life activities.
  • Assesses and participates in determining program equipment, supply and materials needs; within budget guidelines and necessary management approval, purchases equipment and supplies; distributes or supervises distribution of equipment and supplies; maintains inventory of supplies.
  • Participates in and provides case management services and discharge planning in conjunction with multidisciplinary staff members; assists patients in getting community resources and services they need in order to achieve their goals.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree.  Certified Recreational Therapist (CTRS). Handle with Care Basic certification in nonverbal and physical management within Two (2) months of hire and annual re-certification.

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) years of recent experience in a hospital or mental health setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Experience in developing therapeutic activity groups and programming diversion recreational activities for an inpatient psychiatric population.  Knowledge in activity therapy assessment and treatment planning preferred.                                                        

Working Conditions: Potentially exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements:  Constantly sit, see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, talk/hear, lift/carry 1 to 25 lbs.  Frequently stand, walk, reach, bend/twist, and lift/carry 25 to 49 lbs.  Occasionally lift/carry 50 lbs.

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