Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 1/31/2023

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

***Recreation Therapist 32hrs/Days


The Recreational Therapist develops, coordinates, and implements The Therapeutic Group Program for individual patients and daily therapeutic groups. The Recreational Therapist works in collaboration with The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, Nursing, and CNA’ to provide programming that enhances the quality of care and assists patients in meeting their treatment goals.


  • Perform patient review to provide group and/or individualized activities and interventions
  • Attend Interdisciplinary Treatment Team 1-2x/week
  • Develop and implement the Daily Group Schedule, with flexibility and creativity as needed.
  • Develop an activity plan for off-shifts and weekends and provides direction to staff as needed
  • Coordinate and document Fresh Air Group per protocol
  • Modify activities as needed for patients during group/individual sessions
  • Provide 1-1 interventions for patients unable to attend group
  • Document daily on each patient in EMR
  • Establish and maintain effective therapeutic, communicative, working relationships with all disciplines
  • Participate in required trainings and continuing education opportunities

Management of Time and Resources:

  • Complete work assignments within an acceptable time frame
  • Utilize time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities
  • Display reliability in respect to attendance and punctuality per Policy HR 01
  • Recognize the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes


  • Is part of a team effort to ensure quality services
  • Offer creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns
  • Produce quality results
  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work
  • Accept responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed


  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect, and compassion
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner
  • Handle interruptions in a skillful way
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Strive to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction


  • Ability to complete and maintain accurate and timely documentation: Crisis Prevention Tool, Psych Group Note, and Psych Interdisciplinary Treatment Plan.
  • Ability to plan and direct groups designed for needs of the geriatric psychiatric population
  • Ability to assess the quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with professional/medical center standards of care
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, providers, patients/families
  • Prior experience with Meditech software; MS Outlook & Word.



  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited program in one of the following areas: Music, Art, or Recreation Therapy.
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification


  • Prior Geriatric/Psychiatric experience preferred
  • Master's Degree from an accredited program in one of the following areas: Music, Art, or Recreation Therapy.

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Morton Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

Application Instructions

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