Recreational Therapist (CTRS) – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – Inpatient Psychiatry

Requisition Number: 2022-4402

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Washington, DC


Come work with a great team!  Signet Health, manages the behavioral health services for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is looking for Full-time and PRN Recreational Therapists (CTRS).   This person will design and implement a variety of activity therapies focusing on individualized needs with the specific objective of fostering effective interactions, to enhance coping skills and cognitive functioning, reality orientation and prioritizing independence in caring for self.   

  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning, when necessary.
  • Participates in agency-wide training programs and in-services.
  • Assists with the adherence that the programming schedules are being conducted as required.      
  • Provides quality and timely clinical documentation, per Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies’ requirements.
  • Will work evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements/Qualifications

  • Proficiency in interpersonal communication and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Experience and skill in providing leisure activities to patients with various types and presentations of psychiatric/behavioral health disorders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.  
  • Candidates should have a minimum of two (2) years experience. Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills and display excellent oral/written communication skills. Previous adult behavioral health experience is preferred.  Bachelor’s degree is required and must have active District of Columbia Recreation Therapy license or be eligible to apply.


    Hospital/Program Description

    For more than a half a century, MedStar Washington Hospital Center has set the highest standard for health care—and reached and surpassed it year after year.

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 926-bed academic medical center in the center of the nation’s capital—and every day, hundreds of people in the region depend on us for their care. In 2013 alone, the hospital opened its door for nearly 500,000 inpatient and outpatient visits by residents from throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

    We are the busiest and largest hospital in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area—and serve as referral center and the central hub for the region’s most advanced acute medical care.

    But we are much more. Our primary and secondary health services help our community’s residents get and stay healthy, and help to improve patients’ quality of life by managing chronic illness.

    Our inpatient services, education and research programs, outpatient care and community outreach initiatives are all aimed at meeting today’s health care needs—and at leading the way to meet the future health needs of the nation.