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AdventHealth Recreation Therapist Rehabilitation Therapy PT Days Tampa in Tampa, Florida


Recreation Therapist AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.

  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery

  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come

  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:

Part Time / Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork in managing patient flow

  • Maintains expected departmental productivity

  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of therapy services

  1. Correct utilization of Pyxis system for supplies

  2. Enters patient charges per departmental policy

  3. Complies with decisions made for staffing adjustments

  • Collection of comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or situation
  1. Performs initial RT assessment within expected timeframe

  2. Identifies patient/family teaching and discharge planning needs

  3. Performs consults as indicated from database collection

  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine course of treatment
  1. Utilizes assessment data to determine expected outcomes and plan of care
  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or situation
  1. Involves patient, family and other healthcare providers in developing expected outcomes when appropriate

  2. Defines and documents expected outcomes with inclusion of patient’s values, ethical and cultural considerations


What You Will Need:


  • Knowledge of the therapeutic recreation principles, techniques and methods and their application to the rehab population

  • Knowledge of the physiological, social, and psychological implications for the disease processes experienced the rehab population being served

  • Ability to select and administer a variety of appropriate testing methods and use the results to plan individualized therapeutic programs

  • Ability to evaluate client progress and to present evaluative reports in rehab interdisciplinary team meetings

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, a variety of professional disciplines and the general public

  • Basic data entry computer skills


  • Graduate of an accredited Recreation Therapy School

  • Recreation Therapy Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum one (1) year health care experience (hospital based acute care)

  • Certification from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation

  • Valid BCLS or completion within 90 days of hire

Job Summary:

The Recreation Therapist coordinates the therapeutic recreation programs for CIRU patients. Further evaluates, assesses, establishes goals and implements recreational programs to enhance rehabilitation, provides diversion programs and leisure education to patients.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Rehabilitation Services

Organization: AdventHealth Tampa

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: AdventHealth Tampa

Req ID: 21017642

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.