UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8134 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

BASIC FUNCTION

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.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

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.

TYPICAL WORK

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

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 2-15-91
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05