Therapeutic Rec Specialist- EVERY OTHER WEEKEND DAYS

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Employment Status:  Flex
Shift:  Weekends Only
Facility:  Carilion Roanoke Memorial Rehab Building
Requisition Number:  98813

Job Summary


Make the most of your clinical skills at an organization that has earned numerous awards for clinical excellence. Based in Roanoke, VA, our community-based health care organization encompasses a comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services.

The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist duties includes, but are not limited to:

  • Assesses, plans and  implements leisure activities (e.g., arts, crafts, music, games) to help improve the functional skills of patients challenged by varying degrees of physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or social disabilities.
  • Provides patient care based upon physician referral and age-appropriate assessment and takes into consideration the patient’s developmental/chronological age when planning/implementing treatment programs designed to achieve goals set in conjunction with the patient and/or family member.
  • Documents in the patient’s medical record and complete other patient care-related forms in compliance with regulatory agencies and department/hospital policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates patient care and clinical activities through written and/or verbal communication with patients, families, managers and other members of the health care team.
  • Collaborates with and/or supervises support staff, volunteers and students to achieve efficient clinical activity and quality patient care.
  •  Participates in other patient care and departmental/professional activities as requested/assigned, including but not limited to presenting/attending in-services, student education, performance improvement, program development/evaluation, new employee orientation, committee membership, peer review and attending staff meetings

Recreational therapist for adult and child inpatient units.  Provide individual and group activities for patients with mental health and substance abuse diagnosis.  Knowledge/experience with trauma and addiction preferred.

Every other Weekend: Sat/Sun 8am - 5pm


Play an important role with a regional leader that inspires better health through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. Realize the advantages of advancing your career with an organization where you can expect supportive leadership, state-of-the-art technological resources, inter-professional teamwork, and innovative learning.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Graduate of an accredited program in Therapeutic Recreation with a B.S. Degree.or equivalent 8 yrs of experience required

Experience: None required

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: N/A

Other Minimum Qualifications:  Good interpersonal and communication skills.  BLS-certified (from a Carilion approved program) within six months of employment,.and successful completion of defensive driving course within six months of employment.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

Collaboration: Working together with purpose to achieve shared goals.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.


Requisition Number: 98813 
Employment Status: Flex 
Location: Carilion Roanoke Memorial Rehab Building 
Shift: Weekends Only 
Shift Details: Sat/Sun 8am - 5pm
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Carilion Total Rewards

What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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