NX Art Therapist - Creative Arts (0.001 FTE, Days)
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0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Art Therapist plans, provides, and implements a comprehensive art therapy assessment and treatment program, using a variety of creative artistic modalities, such as drawing and painting, to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals, groups, and families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in support of the mission and objectives of the Department of Child and Family Life Services. The Art Therapist works under the direction of the Director of Child Life Services and in accordance with the medical orders of referring physicians, nurse practitioners, or other medical staff. The Art Therapist chooses materials and interventions appropriate to their clients’ needs and design sessions to achieve therapeutic goals and objectives. The Art Therapist also maintains appropriate charts, records, and periodic reports on client progress as required by department guidelines and professional standards; participates in professional staff meetings and conferences; and provides information and consultation regarding the client’s clinical progress.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Collaborates with the patient care team, communicates pertinent information, and attends rounds and care conferences (as needed) and documents information in Cerner.
Develops, implements, evaluates, and adjusts treatment plan to meet needs of patient, based on assessment, patient interests, developmental level and objectives of therapy, as well as medical orders.
Educates staff, community, donors and others on the use of Art Therapy and its role in the therapeutic process to promote healing and enhance coping skills.
Identifies, measures, and takes action as needed to improve performance as needed to achieve goals.
Keep daily statistics and other types of information, as requested by supervisor.
Maintains and orders art supplies, as needed.
Observes, analyzes, and records patients' participation, reactions and progress during treatment sessions,modifying treatment programs as needed.
Plans, develops, and conducts art therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and young adults and their families to improve patient’s mental and physical well-being. Facilitate broad ranges of expression through non-verbal means, as well as verbal dialogue.
Shows evidence of professional growth while keeping abreast of current developments in the profession.
Works cooperatively with all Hospital staff, attends pertinent hospital meetings and trainings, completes required documentation as required by hospital documentation guidelines and complies with HIPAA regulations regarding patient information and confidentiality.
Works with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and other fund raising organizations to secure funding for the Art Therapy program.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Master’s degree in Art Therapy or a related field with an emphasis in Art Therapy (no substitution
for Master’s degree).
Experience: One (1) year of directly related experience working with children in individual and group-based interventions.
License/Certification: ATR – Registered Art Therapist or ATR-BC (Registered Art Therapist-Board Certified) issued by the ATCB (Art Therapy Credentials Board) -OR- eligible for completion of ATR within one year of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Ability to come up with creative ideas and activities
Ability to communicate effectively--orally, verbally, and in writing
Ability to communicate information and ideas so that others understand, listen to and understand information and ideas presented and write so that others understand
Ability to conduct sessions to improve patients’ mental and/or physical well-being
Ability to develop treatment plan to meet needs of patient/family, based on needs assessment, patient interestes and objectives of therapy
Ability to quickly make sense of, combine and organize information into meaningful patterns Ability to teach others how to express feelings and concerns through a variety of art modalities
Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite of software applications as well as ability to use or quickly become proficient in using Cerner charting software
Knowledge of a wide variety of creative and expressive activities that are age and developmentally appropriate
Knowledge of human behavior and performance, including individual differences in ability; personality, and interests; learning and motivation, and psychological research methods
Knowledge of individual and group behavior and dynamics and methods to encourage communication Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnosis and treat patients and families Knowledge of patients' medical and psychosocial needs based on accurate assessment of need
Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures to provide mental health services to individuals, groups and families with physical and mental illnesses using theories of art therapy, counseling and psychotherapy Knowledge of the history and theory of art therapy; techniques or practices in art therapy; application of art therapy with children and their families; principles and practices of art therapy assessment, standards of practice in art therapy
Knowledge of the important components of medical records documentation that reflect patient/family reactions and evidence of progress or regression
Skill in active listening, communicating in writing effectively based on needs of person/group and talking to others to communicate effectively
Skill in adjusting actions appropriately in relation to others reactions
Skill in assessing the performance of oneself and/or others to make improvements or take corrective action Skill in critical thinking and in identifying alternative solutions or approaches
Skill in perceptiveness-being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react the way they do Skill in selecting and using methods and procedures appropriate for the situation
Skill in talking to others to convey information effectively
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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