Recreation Therapist
CVS Health
 Oakton, VA

Job Description

Plans and implements medically prescribed recreational therapy program for patients based on their diagnosis, acuity, level of function and cognition that supports optimum patient care. Performs in-depth evaluation of patients utilizing a variety of assessment tools that identify patient's cognitive, social, emotional and motor function for leisure/recreation participation. Implements treatment programs primarily through the use of leisure education and skills, adaptive leisure equipment, and activity analysis.

Physical Location

Hospital-Va Beach General

Department Number and Name

010063175 Mental Health Nursing

Employment Status




Job Posting

Sentara Healthcare is currently recruiting for an experienced Recreation Therapist to work Flexi/PRN in support of Behavioral Health operations at our Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia Beach, VA.  This will be a Day Shift (8:00am – 4:00pm) position primarily covering weekends and holidays.  Candidates must have a flexible schedule.

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital is a 276-bed acute care facility offering specialized, tertiary services. SVBGH is the region’s only Level III Trauma Center and home to Sentara Heart Center, which is the portal to a sophisticated array of quality cardiac services with outcomes that surpass national standards. SVBGH is also one of only ten Advanced Primary Stroke Centers in Virginia certified by the Joint Commission. Other clinical services at this facility include Palliative Care Program, the Coastal Cancer Center, Diabetes Center, Orthopedics, Accredited Sleep Disorders Center, and an Inpatient Rehab Unit.
Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We’re setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!
Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!

Required Education

Bachelor's Level Degree


Required: Related - 1 year

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other“ section below

Licenses and Certifications

Required: Cert Therapeutic Recreation Sp

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other“ section below


Required: Communication, Judgment and Decision Making

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other“ section below


Behavioral Health - De-escalation and physical intervention training within 15 days of hire. Knowledge of therapeutic recreation principles, techniques, modalities and their proper application to patient population, where applicable.


Virginia Beach, VA

Job Category

Clinical - Non Nursing