Job Description

Location: St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center
Posted Date: 5/21/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 4001.56170 STEWARD HEALTH SERV. PSYCH

Position Function:

-This is a Certified position, that represents Therapeutic Actvities Department.

-Provides direct and indirect patient care in behavioral health acute care hospital setting and as needed in outpatient setting.

-She/he is accountable to problem solve for the care of the patient and to initiate immediate, effective action to maintain patient safety.

Job Relationships:

-Maintains a collaborative relationship with Treatment team.

-Supervises the following staff by job category:

- AT Assistants

- Volunteers assigned to AT department

-Communicates with physicians/director/charge nurse/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of assessment and treatment modalities.

-Serves as a resource to all members of the health care team.


-To problem solve patient care issues and initiate resolution through contact with chain of command.

-To provide safe, therapeutic treatment to our behavioral health patients/cllients.

- Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

-Completes an assessment of the patient and develops an individualized treatment plan within 72 hours.

-Follows all safety and infection prevention guidelines.

-Implements hospital policies established by St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center.

-Keeps senior leadership apprised of administrative and clinical issues.

-Participates in planning and allocating the resources of the department and assists in the distribution of resources within each unit.

-Implements interventions appropriately according to patient individualized need, plan of care, organizes and directs treatment activities designed to facilitate desired treatment outcome.

-Documents patient responses to care, ensuring return to optimum health status and confirming achievement of desired outcomes through on and off unit activities.

-Participates in performance improvement activities.

-Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful/emergency situations.

Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

-Performs related duties as directed by Director of Activity Therapy or hospital President

Reporting Requirements:

-Reports to the Director of Activity Therapy

-Reports serious incidents and/or severe breaches in the quality of care to the Director of Activity Therapy, weeknd supervisors, hospital president, risk manager, or quality director.


-Is accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical-staff related, and patient-related data and information.

-Is accountable for abiding by St. Luke’s Behavioral Health policies and procedures.

-Is accountable for productivity within budgetary guidelines.

-Is accountable for monitoring and implementing quality patient care.

-Is accountable to inform the Director of Activity Therapy or hospital President of any significant event that affects the organization.

- Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

· BS/Masters from an accredited University. Current Certification for Therapeutic Recreational Therapist specialist (CTRS), Current Certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (MTBC), Current Certification by the Arizona Department of

Education with Special Education K-12 certificate and may have Art Therapy, Physical Education or Dance Therapy with current certification.

Minimum Experience:

· At least 2 years’ experience in Behavioral Health preferred

Minimum skills/abilities:

· Proven experience and leadership ability in management and clinical practice.

· Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.

· Able to lift, transfer, and move patients.

· Additional languages preferred.


· Current Certification from Board or Council.

· Biannual CPR certification

· Annual Management of Aggressive Behavior certification

· Annual Education requirements through Steward University

· Current Fingerprint card

Training: Successful completion of degree from accredited University

Special Qualifications: Certified by Board or Council

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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