JOB POSTING: CTRS, UW Medical Center Montlake

Req #: 189013
Job Location: UW Medical Center – Montlake
Posting Date: 04/21/2021
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: 50% of $5,318 – $7,846 per month
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center – Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 “America’s Best Hospitals”, UW Medical Center – Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center – Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center – Montlake has achieved both distinctions.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE/ 20 hours per week), day shift, THERAPEUTIC RECREATOR 2.

The Therapeutic Recreator 2 (TR2) will provide therapeutic recreational services to inpatient rehabilitation patients with complex conditions or injuries. The TR2 will assess, plan, and implement treatment programs as referred by a physician.

8 North is a 16 bed Inpatient Rehabilitation unit. We provide specialized nursing care to patients with functional disabilities resulting from a variety of medical etioligies: spinal cord injury or disease (including tetraplegia with mechanical ventilation), acquired brain injury, stroke, tumor, amputation, and neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases. Patients with medically complex diagnoses, including those with solid organ, blood and marrow transplants, and mechanical circulatory support devices (VADs), may also be admitted.


  • Perform complex assessments of patients in 8N Inpatient Rehab
  • Organize and lead therapeutic recreational activities both inside and outside of the Medical Center
  • Direct the work, train, and coordinate TR students/volunteers in TR procedures
  • Assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe therapeutic recreation therapy for the patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. This includes progression of treatment, establishing goals and engaging in patient and family education, and assessment and treatment of a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems
  • Collaborate with rehabilitation colleagues and management to identify clinical/program needs
  • Participate in quality improvement programs
  • Drive van to transport patientsREQUIREMENTS
    Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program AND 18 months of professional therapeutic recreation experience OR equivalent education/experience.


  • Current and/or Pending NCTRC Certification
  • Registered in the State of Washington (WA State Dept. of Health)
  • Current Adult CPR certifiedCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Occasionally to frequently requires transfer of patients weighing up to or exceeding 200 lbs needing maximum assistance from wheelchair to pool deck and back
  • Requires ability to assist in transporting patients to various locations on/off the UWMC campus for evaluations and treatments
  • Requires hand dexterity for manual treatment techniques and to operate equipment
  • May be required to do direct lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • Meet Washington State Vehicle Licensing requirements
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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