Job Description

Job Title: Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing
Job ID: 46474808
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven
Location: 24 Cree Drive, Lockhaven PA 17745


Are you a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? Join our Haven Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation team at UPMC Susquehanna in Lock Haven, PA!

Our Haven Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is located in Clinton County and is connected to UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven. We provide high quality care for our residents and exceptional rehabilitation and skilled nursing services for short and long term patients.  

The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist is responsible for performing an assessment of the patient based on the physician or practitioner's diagnosis/instructions and implement a treatment program specific to the patient's age and needs.

  • Provides assistance in obtaining assistive devices/durable medical supplies for patients as requested/required.
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for UPMC Susquehanna. Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Incorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work. 
  • Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. 
  • Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. 
  • Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. 
  • Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. 
  • Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety.
  • Report serious events/incidents per policy.
  • Receives, schedules, and provides therapy for referred patients, assigning and supervising support staff as necessary and appropriate.
  • Completes daily documentation (including charges) of patient progress as required by SH, insurance companies, and regulatory agencies.
  • Performs patient assessment based on physician or practitioner's diagnosis/prescription and develop and implement a treatment program appropriate to the patient's age (pediatric, adolescent, or geriatric).
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.


Bachelors Therapeutic Recreation Required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Valid Pennsylvania Drivers License Required 
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Driver's License
  • Functional Independence Measurement
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $18.54 to $27.82 / hour

    Union Position: No

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