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Prime Healthcare Recreation/Activity Therapist II - Psych Acute Adult in Sherman Oaks, California

At Sherman Oaks Hospital, our dedicated team of professionals are committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community. As a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, Sherman Oaks Hospital is actively seeking new members to join its award-winning team!

Sherman Oaks Hospital is a 153-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care community hospital located in Sherman Oaks, California. Staffed with over 500 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital is recognized for advanced technology and compassionate care and provides 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to improve and save lives. Sherman Oaks Hospital has been nationally recognized multiple times as a "100 Top Hospital" by Fortune/Merative, holds an "A" grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, Patient Safety Excellence recognition from Healthgrades, and more. For more information, visit www.shermanoakshospital.org.

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Conducts a therapeutic recreation program within the hospital to facilitate rehabilitation of the physically and mentally disabled. The Activity Therapist directs patient participation in selected activities such as games, social activities, sports or music to create an atmosphere of sociability, to provide a means of creative expression and to facilitate the learning skills for recreating during hospitalization and after discharge in the community. Creates an environment that allows the patient to explore his/her own potential, cultivate positive morale and minimize distress of illness.


  1. Is a Board Certified in Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field or is Board Certified Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field and has current and valid state License.

  2. Bachelors or Masters Degree in Recreation Therapy or Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapy or related field.

  3. Minimum one (1) year experience in Behavioral Healthcare, rehabilitative or SNF setting preferred.

  4. Behavioral Violence Prevention within 6 months of hire and maintain current annually preferred.

Sherman Oaks Hospital offers competitive compensation and a reasonable compensation estimate for this role is $25.20. The exact starting compensation to be offered will be determined at the time of selecting an applicant for hire, in which a wide range of factors will be considered, including but not limited to, skillset, years of applicable experience, education, credentials and licensure.

ID: 2023-131867

Street: 4929 Van Nuys

Post End Date: 1/25/2024

Shift: Days

Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt