• Shift PRN
  • Gulfport, MS

Job Description


Gulfport Behavioral Health System (a UHS facility):

Located on the beautiful MS Gulf Coast Gulfport Behavioral Health System is a 90-bed psychiatric hospital offering child, adolescent, adult, substance abuse, and military service behavioral health programs and treatment services.  The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services for those seeking treatment for mental illness.  

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Position Summary:

Join a team where the Recreation Therapist, Art Therapist, or Music Therapist (PRN) i s responsible for planning and implementing recreation activities for each assigned program. This includes defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to children, adolescent, adult and military patients.  


Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational, Art, Music, or Recreation therapy, humanities, social work or related therapeutic discipline.

Experience:    One (1) year of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.

Licensure:    Certification or licensure by state and/or national governing body in of the following areas: art, occupational, recreation, or music therapy.

Additional Requirements :    Successful completion of CPR Certification and successful completion of CPI – de-escalation and restraint training prior to assisting with a restraining procedure or within 90 days of employment.  May be required to work overtime and flexible hou rs.  


An environment that puts patient care first.  One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times.  Supportive and responsive leadership.  You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer co-workers that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry.  Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career.  There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for skills diversification and career advancement with UHS.  


  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation

For more information, contact:  Cynthia Render-Leach, Human Resources Director at 228-236-2129 or . 

Universal Health Services (UHS)

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.6 billion in 2020.  In 2021, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2020, ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and listed #330 in Forbes ranking of U.S.’ Largest Public Companies.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 89,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 334 behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries.  We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Job Tags

Relief, Local area, Flexible hours,

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