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Activity Therapist FT/PT/PRN

River Place Behavioral Health

This is a Contract position in Laplace, LA posted April 14, 2021.

Come join our team as an Activity Therapist at River Place Behavioral Health If you are a positive, empathetic, and passionate person and are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need through compassionate therapeutic practices while working in a team environment that supports learning and growth, this position is right for you River Place Behavioral Health, a service of Ochsner Health System, provides state-of-the-art psychiatric care for adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health concerns. We are located in Laplace, Louisiana. As an Activity Therapist at River Place you will participate in the development and implementation of patients’ treatment plan by: Obtaining information from medical records, medical staff, family members or patients themselves to assess patient capabilities, needs and interests. Planning, organizing, directing and participating in treatment programs and activities to facility patient rehabilitation. Planing and implementing expressive therapy, leisure and social activities for patients to ensure that their needs are addressed. Conducting sessions to improve patient mental and physical well-being, instruct patients in activities and techniques, such are sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques designed to meet their specific needs. Assessing patient needs through observations, medical records, tests and discussions with other healthcare professionals, patient family and patient. Creating treatment plans and programs that meet patient needs and interests. Planing and implementing interventions to prevent harm to a patient. Engaging patients in therapeutic activities, such as exercise, games and community outings. Helping patients learn social skills needed to become or remain independent. One of the most rewarding aspects of working as an Activity Therapist is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career.

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