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Recreation Specialist

Job ID: 110275 Date posted: June 07, 2021

  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Psych Acute
  • Allied Health Jobs
  • Variable
  • Per Diem



The Recreation Specialist will work on all inpatient psychiatric units, which includes open and locked unit.  The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) is a 14 bed locked 24-hour care unit and part of 46 beds Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.  This unit is designed for adults who are gravely disabled or so impaired in their psychological functioning as to constitute a danger to themselves or others.  Highly focused efforts are provided by the Multidisciplinary Team to assess and stabilize persons in a safe, caring and therapeutic environment. Sharp Grossmont Hospital has received the prestigious Magnet Designation for nursing excellence, a distinction granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

Position is in a 46 bed in-patient psychiatric facility, which includes a 14 bed closed unit,12 bed medical psychiatric unit, 22 bed adult psychiatric unit.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 536 beds.  The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health.  In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


This position is located in La Mesa, CA, San Diego County

8 hour shifts; Per Diem position to work Variable Shifts; every other weekend
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Successful completion of an accredited Recreation Therapy Program with Bachelors of Art/Science degree or equivalent academic credentials
  • Current BLS for HealthCare Providers by the American Heart Association
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; skills in group facilitation
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Certification as Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Professional experience in an acute inpatient psychiatric treatment setting

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.


Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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