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The Vines Recreational Therapist - FT (Certified)

Universal Health Services
paid time off, 401(k)
United States, Florida, Ocala
3130 Southwest 27th Avenue (Show on map)
February 23, 2024

FT Recreation Therapist Opportunity

We are looking for qualified FT Recreation Therapist to join our team of dedicated Behavioral Health professionals. The Recreation Therapist plans, organizes, coordinates and leads recreation therapy activities. The Recreation Therapist will ensure the program is appropriate to the needs and interest and capacities of patients and is directed toward restoring and maintaining optimal levels of physical and psychosocial functioning. Responsibilities also include assessing each patient within seventy-two (72) hours of admission and completing daily progress notes on patient's participation toward recreation goals.

The Vines Hospital, located in Ocala, FL is a premier behavioral health facility offering individualized mental health and addiction treatment to adults in a secure and private setting. Our services for individuals include specialty programs for active duty military and Veterans. Our services include partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. We offer acute psychiatric, detox, and PTSD treatment. Visit our website for more information on our hospital and services: www.TheVinesHospital.com

Our Location:

We are located in picturesque Marion County, FL. The county is known as the Horse Capital of the World. Enjoy the outdoors at one of the county's serene parks, which includes wonderful hiking trails, river rafting, and tubing. Watch the county's wildlife and view the scenery by taking a horseback ride through one of the area's riding trails. Considered the heart of Florida, the beautiful region is centrally located within hours of many activities. Just a drive away from some of the state's amusement parks or beautiful Florida beaches. The county is less than two hours away from some of the state's large metropolitan areas. From young professionals to a growing family, the area has plenty of activities for every individual.

Full time - 40 hours a week

If you would like to learn more about the Certified Recreation Therapist position, please contact Betsy Weber at: (352) 671-3130 ext. 3096.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!

One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.6 billion in 2020. In 2021, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2020, ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and listed #330 in Forbes ranking of U.S.' Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 89,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 334 behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.



  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy with certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required.
  • Two (2) years of experience providing Recreation Therapy in a psychiatric setting with an adult population or a Long Term Care setting preferred.
  • Certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required. Current CPR and First Aid Certification. Successful completion of Handle With Care training including appropriate use of seclusion and restraints within 30 days of employment, and prior to assisting in a restraining process.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


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