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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:     Seek the Position of Senior Recreational                         Therapist

SUMMARY:

Expert Recreational Therapist with over twelve years of experience performing responsible professional work in the evaluation, planning and implementation of Therapeutic Recreation programs to increase, maintain and restore functions, maximize and prevent disability and assist patients in reaching their maximum performance levels in the areas of leisure education, adaptive recreation, and recreational activities; working within a team in the delivery of care; participating in educational experiences for students.

  • Extensive knowledge of the therapeutic recreation principles,    techniques and methods and their application to the    population being served..
  • Remarkable knowledge of the physiological, sociological, and    psychological implications for the disease processes    experienced by the population being served.
  • Strong ability to integrate a philosophy of care which is    therapeutic in nature in a clinical program.
  • Sound ability to select and administer a variety of appropriate    testing methods and use the results to plan individualized    therapeutic programs.
  • Deep ability to instruct and supervise student interns,    subordinate staff members, and other medical and    paraprofessional personnel in therapeutic recreation therapy    methods and techniques.
  • Excellent ability to evaluate client progress and to present    evaluative reports in interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Uncommon ability to maintain effective working relationships    with clients, families, a variety of professional disciplines and    the general public.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

    Professional Experience

    Tom Center, Minneapolis, MN                 2002 - Present

    Recreational Therapist
    • Evaluate, plan and implement patient care programs through utilization of selected therapeutic recreation procedures. Evaluation and treatment are performed in the context of the person's lifestyle and developmental changes occurring throughout the life span.
    • Evaluate patients which include collection of background information and performing evaluations that are thorough and appropriate to the patient.
    • Develop treatment plan based on evaluation findings, patient goals and other relevant information; and appropriate long and short-term goals are set.
    • Implement treatment activities, modifying the plan in response to patient performance and other environmental factors.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of treatment; integrates new information and skills as needed to improve treatment outcomes.
    • Perform discharge evaluations and makes arrangements for home programs and follow-up care needed.
    • Develop unit therapeutic activity plan in conjunction with other disciplines.
    • Conduct individual and group activities effectively with regard to: space utilization, appropriate selection/utilization of materials, modification of activities to enhance patient function and promote self-esteem for participants; use of sound clinical judgment in selection of patients to participate, utilization of group dynamics to achieve goals; planning and implementation of an activity to include effective introduction, time for the activity and closure; scheduling evening, weekend, and off campus programming in conjunction with team.
    • Work within and promotes the milieu of the patient care unit.
    State Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN              1996 - 2002

    Recreational Therapist
    • Developed Therapeutic Recreation interventions and treatment, based on assessed needs of clients.
    • Wrote clear, concise and comprehensive program outlines.
    • Identified measurable outcomes related to client identified goals and the overall intervention plan, demonstrating client's progression towards their goals.
    • Conveyed assessment results and treatment plan to client and multi-disciplinary team members.
    • Ensured the intervention plan supports a multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment.
    • Documented and reported treatment plans and progress with multi-disciplinary team members.
    • Communicated effectively with client / family and multi-disciplinary team members.
    • Documented and articulated program rationale, goals, benefits, expected outcomes, etc. to clients, team members and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Used a variety of facilitation techniques to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Maintained documentation standards as set forth by the agency, risk management.
    • Coordinated and integrated ongoing evaluation of Therapeutic Recreation programs and services and communicated to all relevant parties.
    • Developed Therapeutic Recreation policies and procedures.
    • Adhered to the accepted Therapeutic Recreation code of ethics, Standards of Practice for Therapeutic Recreation in Minneapolis and agency policies.
    State Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN           1993 - 1996

    Recreational Therapist Intern (under the supervision of a Senior Recreational Therapist)
    • Assisted in planning, organizing and directing therapeutic play and recreation programs to include such activities as games, parties, music and arts and crafts.
    • Conducted group and individual recreation activities according to patients' needs, capabilities and interests; determined and implemented necessary precautions in exercising responsibility for the care and safety of patients.
    • Consulted with nursing personnel, medical staff and other members of the health team to assess the recreational needs of patients.
    • Established and maintained relationships with relatives in assisting patients to adjust to the hospital setting; assisted staff in preparing patients for surgery and other stressful situations. Prepared reports reflecting patients' behavior and progress for medical staff and other team members.

    Education and Professional Training

    Minneapolis Licensed Recreational Therapist

    Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, New York University, NY (1992)




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