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Recreational Therapist (CTRS) - Inpatient Rehab Unit

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Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Sunday - Thursday schedule with at least two later shifts

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. Join our team as we open our new, state of the art, Inpatient Rehab Unit!

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of our new, state of the art Inpatient Rehab Unit within Hartford Hospital. All 26 beds are in private inpatient rooms giving our patients access to ongoing acute medical management, 24 hour rehabilitative nursing care and the latest rehab techniques. Our dedication to delivering personalized coordinated care coupled with the healing environment offered by this new unit will shorten length of stay and allow our patients a quicker and healthier return to home.   


We’re seeking a dedicated and caring Recreational Therapist to be part of an experienced team that brings decades of experience in providing the most innovative care. This position will treat patients of all diagnoses with a focus on stroke, traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, as well as other neurological conditions. Our new unit will feature a collaborative interdisciplinary team atmosphere and approach to patient care. This is a great opportunity to work in a special inpatient rehab setting, while still having access to the opportunities and benefits available in a system with a full continuum of rehab care.

Position Description

The Recreational Therapist is responsible for providing evaluation and treatment upon physician referral to a patient population consisting of varying diagnosis. The Recreational Therapist will assess, identify and treat all areas of deficits impacting leisure, social interaction skills, community resources and community re-entry. The Recreational Therapist provides instruction and education to the patient/caregiver to promote the safe execution of the facilitator techniques taught.


Hartford Hospital offers a team-oriented structure, comprehensive nursing education and an excellent benefits package. Our registered nurses have the opportunity to participate in Hartford Hospital’s shared governance model and can take advantage of extensive growth opportunities within Hartford Hospital and beyond.

          • Flexible scheduling
          • Competitive Paid Time Off (PTO) plus holidays 
          • Medical and dental benefits 
          • 401K with excellent company match
          • Company paid short term and long term disability insurance 
          • Continuing education and tuition reimbursement

We believe in high standards. These standards allow us to bring out the very best in our patients and our staff.


  • Current Therapeutic Recreation Specialist certification required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • One year experience in acute care, extended care, rehabilitation, mental health or outpatient setting


Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:

  • Demonstrated technical competence, professional clinical judgment, communication skills and sensitivity for the patient and family.
  • Clinical skills and knowledge to successfully achieve desired outcomes in assigned patients.
  • Ability to provide treatment to address the practical and realistic needs and goals of the patient.


We take great care of careers.

 With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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