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Recreational Therapist - BHU in Culver City at Southern California Hospitals

Date Posted: 1/1/2019

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    Culver City
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Job Description

Recreational Therapist - BHU

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Recreational Therapist for the (BHU) is responsible for therapeutic procedures and programs to maintain and/or restore patient's physical, psychological, intellectual, and social capabilities in accordance with specific milieu objectives. As a Therapist you will be working in a Behavioral Center of Excellence in Los Angeles and be part of a team that is on the cutting edge in its approach.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Facilitates initial and ongoing assessment; provides group and individual treatment interventions; coordinates care objectives with interdisciplinary team.
  • Evaluates and assesses patient needs relative to gross motor coordination, group behavior, interpersonal relationships, and proficiency in various recreation and leisure activities.
  • Establishes treatment objectives and determines modalities by which they can be achieved.
  • Implements a range of individual and group recreation activities based upon the evaluation and treatment objectives.
  • Collaborates with other staff to ensure program integration and optimal planning.
  • Maintains records and makes written and oral reports concerning patient care and treatment area operations.
  • Maintains current information on community resources and assists patient in the process of post-hospital community Integration.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy or related discipline. Masters in Drama Therapy or related therapy preferred.  

Minimum Experience: One (1) year of paid clinical experience in mental health (day treatment and/or acute) or related setting preferred. New graduate eligible for certification may be considered.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Licensed as ATR; Current American Heart Association (BLS) Certification, CPI, MAB or NVCPI Certification.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords: Therapeutic Procedures, Art Therapist, Therapy, Recreation Based Treatment, Therapeutic Recreation, TR, Activity Based Intervention, Recreational Intervention