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Mercy Medical Center Clinton SJMO Activity Therapist 6E Behavioral Health in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Pontiac, Michigan

Employment Type:

Part time




Evaluates patients, designs treatment programs in accordance with the physician prescription, supervises assistants,

technicians, treatment programs and maintains proper documentation as required by the department.

II Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

A. Education

• Graduate of an accredited institution with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreational Therapy.

B. Licensure / Certification

• Current State of Michigan RT registration.

• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

C Special Skill / Aptitudes

• Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of

hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

• Good interpersonal communication skills to deal effectively with patients, families, and hospital personnel.

• Teamwork approach, empathy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude when executing job duties.

D. Experience

• See education and certification requirements.

Perform objective patient evaluations using proper tech 1 niques with accurate and valid results.

Retrieve and interpret pertinent information from the patient's medical record, seeking appropriate

information from other resources for further clarification if necessary.


Identify age related differences within the persons served and adjust treatment style and expectations as



Additionally, make decisions on whatever treatment style alterations necessary based upon the patient's

physician and cognitive function.


5 Provide and/or supervise patient treatment.

6 Identify the need for orthotics, assistive devices, or home equipment, as appropriate for increased ADL.

7 Must be able to meet productivity expectations as determined by management each fiscal year.

8 Process patient billing as required by the department.

9 Maintain all necessary documentation as required by departmental policy.

10 Maintain compliance with reimbursement requirements and authorizations.

Initiate and encourage good communication and relationships with physicians and other healthcare personnel

involved in the provision of patient care.


Participate in departmental programs related to student education, Quality Assurance, community education,



13 Build on existing skills and knowledge through continuing education.

Adhere to the code of ethics adopted by the department and the profession and to all departmental and

hospital policies and procedures.


Participate actively in the daily operations of the department and contribute to its compliance with

regulations and customer service expectations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions

satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties

and skills required of individuals in the job.


• Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy

Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity

Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as

other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and

professional behaviors.

• Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.

In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for

the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed

per charge capture policy/practice.

In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and

communication regarding revenue management.

In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned

to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.

In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for

documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of

care throughout the shift.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.