Allied Health
ALB00388179 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:


As a Recreation Therapist I, you will be working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team, providing comprehensive services for patients (clients, residents) within your assigned program or service area. You will ensure the level of therapeutic recreation practice is evidence based, patient-and family-centred, and in accordance with policies, procedures and standards of practice. You will complete assessment, treatment, education and management of clients¿ treatment progress and provide clinical support and consultation. You will collaborate and communicate with the health care team and participate in patient rounds, family conferences and meetings as related to the client and family.

  • Classification: Recreation Therapist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Unit 2N & Long Term Care, Acute Care and Community
  • Primary Location: Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 06-DEC-2023
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 18-DEC-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 1
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $37.35
  • Maximum Salary: $49.73
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation and Leisure Studies. Active or eligible registration with Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).

Additional Required Qualifications:

2-3 years’ experience in a Recreation Therapist position in Long Term Care, Acute Care & community setting. 2-3 years demonstrated knowledge & competency with therapeutic recreation professional standards of practice, best available evidence/research, assessments, client-centered treatment plans, identifying outcomes, individual and group treatment interventions, evaluation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and documentation. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Fitness Alberta certification: Foundations in Physical Activity & Exercise and Fitness for the Older Adult. Dementia Care training and/or certification (Dementia Practice Guidelines for RT, Montessori Based Therapy). Expressive art and Music Care experience. Valid Heart and Stroke Foundation-Basic Life Support. Valid Class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle to provide therapy to clients in their home. Demonstration of continuing education. Physically capable of pushing a wheelchair for an extended period of time and performing patient transfers. Punctual, meticulous, reliable & demonstrates regular attendance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Health Change Methodology. Food Safety Alberta Certification (1 day in person) (in facility). It’s Your Move. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

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