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Shriner's Hospital for Children, Portland OR

Title: Recreational Therapist

Department: Rehab

Location: Portland, OR

Hours: Part-Time (0.6 FTE)

Schedule: 24 hours per week

Job Summary:

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland is seeking a part-time (0.6 FTE) Recreational Therapist. This position provides recreational therapy services to patients with orthopedic and/or neuromuscular disabilities in an interdisciplinary team setting and assists in Recreational Therapy & Movement Arts Program development, providing adaptive recreation and leisure programming through community partnerships.


  • Develops and maintains and/or implements Recreational Therapy policy and procedures. Assists in the selection, training, and supervision of volunteers.
  • Collects and compiles accurate statistics per applicable department policies.
  • Utilizes electronic medical record to document relevant patient information, as needed.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR
  • Minimum 2 years pediatric Recreational Therapy experience preferred; outdoor recreation experience preferred
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to perform safe and effective Recreational therapy treatment of patients.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to coordinate Recreational therapy programs. Planning includes, but is not limited to: group activities, special events, adapted recreational activities, and population-specific group activities and events.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and plan Recreational Therapy programs. Maintains appropriate recreational technical skill level for managing all recreational programs. Planning includes, but is not limited to: coordination of facilities, equipment supplies and transportation. Coordinates with outside agencies, as applicable.

Company Overview:

Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to providing the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

Our work environment is mission driven, high quality and provides great satisfaction to all professionals through the unique health care setting. We are an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing challenging and rewarding careers. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

All of our positions, including on-call positions, are benefits eligible. We offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Employees who are 0.5 FTE or greater are also eligible for 100% company paid group life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 100% company paid short term disability, long term disability, and a generous PTO accrual. We also offer annual Tri-Met passes to employees at no cost. These passes are good for the bus, max, light rail, and tram.

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