Recreation Therapist

Position: Recreation Therapist

Job ID: 150502

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Recreation Therapist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll plan, evaluate, organize, and implement therapeutic recreation programs in a developmentally and age-appropriate manner.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Position, handle, and converse with children and adolescents
  • Implement safety measures that are appropriate to developmental age and medical diagnosis
  • Use age-appropriate equipment, supplies, and interventions
  • Complete standardized patient evaluations and reassessments to determine therapeutic recreational needs
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan of care incorporating patient and family needs
  • Participate in ongoing communication and collaboration with other members of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team
  • Participate in weekly team conference and care progression rounds to effectively share patient information
  • Monitor patient response to treatment intervention and modify the treatment plan accordingly
  • Assess patient and family needs regarding their level of understanding and readiness
  • Ensure timely state inspections and the proof of insurance document is readily available
  • Coordinate and communicate usage of IRU van with other drivers to avoid conflicts
  • Document patient’s evaluation results, objective status, progress towards goals, and their treatment plan
  • Participate in the departmental performance improvement plan and identify opportunities for improvement, as well as assist in data analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation required
  • CRTS and driver’s license certification required
  • 1 year experience as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist in physical dysfunction or pediatrics
  • Thorough knowledge of rehabilitative care of patients with acute and chronic conditions

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