UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8135 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Assess, plan and implement therapeutic recreation services.

BASIC FUNCTION

Provide therapeutic recreation services to patients as referred by a physician. Perform assessments; plan and implement recreational therapy program.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, assess patient needs, plan and implement therapeutic recreation programs.

TYPICAL WORK

Assess patients; plan and implement therapeutic recreation plan of care to meet individual patient needs;

Organize and lead therapeutic recreational activities both in and outside the hospital environment;

Confer with the interdisciplinary team, individual patients, and family members to develop patients' therapeutic recreational plan;

Develop and maintain contact with appropriate community resources;

Maintain statistical information and documentation related to patient care;

Operate state motor vehicles to transport patients on community outings;

Direct therapeutic recreation volunteers and instruct students within assigned area;

Assist in securing resources and equipment for assigned area;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 9-16-76
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise Class/Title: 2-15-91
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05