Recreation Therapist/UKHC

Job description

A Recreation Therapist plans, implements, coordinates, and participates in the conducting of therapeutic recreational activities for client groups. Therapists conduct assessments, make treatment recommendations specific to the discipline and client needs, and communicate this information to appropriate team members. Therapists function as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team managing delegated aspects of clinical client issues. Patient responses and progress are communicated via rounds, written documentation, staff meetings and case conferences. The therapist is also responsible for ordering, storing, tracking, and resolving issues related recreation equipment.

Job Title
Recreation Therapist/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Recreation Therapist/UKHC

Department Name
H6140:Psychiatric Services

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist

Physical Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, and/or walking for an extended period.


Primarily Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM with occasional nights, weekends and/or holidays per departmental needs.


The ideal candidate will have experience as a Recreation Therapist within a hospital. In addition, this candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have as a Recreation Therapist.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Are you familiar with HIPAA requirements as related to patient documentation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience in group and individual therapy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Job No:
Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 1/17/2019
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