Diamond Healthcare - Corporate Office

  • Recreation Therapist

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Southern Maryland Hospital Center - MedStar
    Position Category
    Support Staff
  • Overview

    Come work with a great team! Diamond Healthcare, the manager of behavioral health services for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, has an opening for a Recreation Therapist.   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.   


    1. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning, when necessary.
    2. Participates in agency-wide training programs and in-services.
    3. Assists with the adherence that the programming schedules are being conducted as required.      
    4. Provides quality and timely clinical documentation, per Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies’ requirements.
    5. Other duties as assigned.


    1. Proficiency in interpersonal communication and interdisciplinary teamwork.
    2. Experience and skill in providing leisure activities to patients with various types and presentations of psychiatric/behavioral health disorders.
    3. 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 State of Maryland Therapeutic Recreation license.



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