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Universal Health Services
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Deltek Talent Management - RECREATION THERAPIST (BA) - (12168)

Job Details


Facility Name
Sierra Vista Hospital
SACRAMENTO, CA 95823 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Support Staff
Job Description

The Sierra Vista Hospital location, a 171-bed psychiatric care facility located in south Sacramento, is a full-service mental health facility and a center of support for patients and their families. Since 1986, we have offered our clinical expertise to those suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems.

The Therapeutic Activities Personnel I is responsible for the planning and implementing of services for the Department of Therapeutic Activities. This includes developing and facilitating psycho-educational and activities-based wellness group sessions with adults and adolescents and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients.  The Therapeutic Activities Personnel I is responsible for conducting groups within his/her educational scope that increase patients’ awareness of optimal mental health, teach unique and positive coping skills, and provide a structured milieu to increase active participation.  Groups facilitated by the Therapeutic Activities Personnel I include Skills Development, Self Esteem, and Physical Wellness.

Why is Sierra Vista Hospital a great place to work?

  • Dynamic people

  • Team-oriented environment

  • Opportunity for advancement

  • Great training program for new grads!

  • Rewarding career opportunities


Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Job Requirements
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited college or university, in Psychology or a related field such as Social Work, Fine Arts, or Occupational Therapy.
  • Experience: One year (1), or more, of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred. 
  • Additional requirements: CPR certification and successful completion of the hospital’s designated behavioral and physical management training program (CPI), including de-escalation and appropriate use of seclusion/restraint required prior to assisting in the procedures. You may be required to work overtime and/or flexible hours.


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