Art Therapist

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Nov 10, 2020
Closes
Dec 15, 2020
Ref
20000214
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Art Therapist will develop, implement, and evaluate an art therapy program for inpatients. Foster positive and professional interpersonal relationships with patients/families, physicians, hospital staff, community representatives and visitors. Use interpersonal communication skills to promote a healing environment.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Art Therapy or a related field with an emphasis in Art Therapy. (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Excellent inter personal and communication skills.
Ability to relate to diverse patient populations.
Sensitivity to individuals from varied backgrounds and cultures.
Competency with age -specific needs from childhood through young adulthood.

Required Licenses and Certifications
ATR - Registered Art Therapy or ATR-BC - Registered Art Therapy Board Certified issued by the Art Therapy Credentials Board- Preferred

Registered Art Therapist Provisional (ATR-P)- Required

Functional Accountabilities

Program Development
1. Work with patients, families, and staff to understand the needs of assigned inpatient and outpatient population. in relation to an art therapy program.
2. Develop a vision, set goals and priorities; help to develop appropriate documentation standards to reflect art therapy assessments and interventions; help develop materials to explain and promote the Program; help design measures to evaluate effectiveness of the Program.
3. Work with CNHS Foundation and other hospital departments to promote the Program internally and externally as appropriate.
4. Assist with activities to fund the Program (grant writing, support for fund raising activities).
5. Maintain organized records, statistics, and surveys of the program.
6. Participate in development of student training program.

Art Therapy Patient Services
1. Meet individual patients and parents/guardians to explain art therapy program, invite participation, and answer questions.
2. Assess individual and/or group needs and identify goals based on assessment.
3. Develop and implement art therapy interventions for individuals and groups as appropriate to promote emotional well-being and provide a healing environment.
4. Design and provide individual and group art activities and evaluate outcome.
5. Document interventions in patient medical records according to standards developed for art therapy documentation
6. Obtain and maintain an age appropriate and safe selection and quantity of art supplies, equipment, and other materials for the program.

Collaboration
1. Participate as an active member of Patient and Family Support Program to integrate art therapy programs with other psychosocial services.
2. Participate actively in departmental rounds and psychosocial rounds to insure coordinated care for patients and families.
3. Foster communication with hospital staff and collaborate in staff support efforts
4. Collaborate with relevant departmental and hospital staff to address patient or systemic problems that arise.

Training and Research
1. Orient, train, supervise, and evaluate art therapy graduate students, interns and volunteers, as appropriate.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification


1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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