Activity Therapist PRN

Universal Health Services Charleston, SC

Palmetto Lowcountry BehavioralHealth offers a 108 BedInpatient Psychiatric Hospital for Acute Psychiatric and SubstanceUse Disorders. We offer both inpatient and outpatientservices. Services are offered for adolescents, adults andseniors.

Palmetto Lowcountry BehavioralHealth is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services,Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest and most respectedhealth care managment companies, operating through its subsidiariesacute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatorycenters nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have morethan 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build orpurchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and createa strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective costcontrol. Our success comes from a responsive management style and aservice philosophy based on integrity, competence andcompassion.

Position Summary: Serving as amember of the interdisciplinary treatment team, to providetherapeutic activity services to adult, adolescent or childpatients.


The following are the job requirements forthe PRN Activity Therapist position:

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g. recreational therapy,music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, occupational therapy).Certification or registration preferred.

Experience: One year of inpatient psychiatricexperience preferred.

Other: Collegelevel reading, writing, and math skills; assessment, evaluation, andinterpretation skills; knowledge of psychiatric and addictive diseasediagnoses and treatment; flexibility; time management andorganization skills; teaching or training skills helpful;understanding of, or ability to understand DSMIIIR methodology;Willing to work flexible hours and willing to travel, includingovernight, in work capacity; must exert self-control in hostile orvolatile situations; able to respond well to deadlines.