UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR 2
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8134 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
Provide therapeutic recreational services to patients with complex conditions or injuries in a specialty service such as burns, brain injury, pain, and mental health. Assess, plan and implement treatment programs as referred by a physician.
Under general direction, assess, plan and implement therapeutic recreation services for patients with complex physical and/or mental disabilities. Direct the work of and evaluate therapeutic recreation students and/or volunteers.
Perform complex assessments of patients in a specialty service;
Instruct the patient in adapting to the recreational and community environment;
Organize and lead therapeutic recreational activities both in and outside of the hospital environment;
Confer with the interdisciplinary team, individual patients, and family members to develop and recommend patients' recreational program;
Direct, train and coordinate the work of therapeutic recreation students and/or volunteers in therapeutic recreational procedures such as patient assessment and community integration; provide feedback to students on progress and complete evaluation for educational program;
Maintain statistical information and documentation related to patient care;
Develop and maintain contact with appropriate community resources;
Operate state motor vehicle to transport patients on community outings;
Assist in securing resources and equipment for assigned area;
Develop and present inservices to students and staff in specialty area;
Participate in clinical studies for the specialty;
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program AND 18 months of professional therapeutic recreation experience
New Class: 2-15-91
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05