Part time- .40 fte status
The art therapist is responsible for working within their professional scope of practice to assess patients and to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based art therapy interventions that address the psychosocial, developmental, and physiological needs of hospitalized children and their families. The art therapist provides a variety of art experiences promoting a familiar and positive way to cope with hospitalization, cancer treatment and a positive outlet for interaction. The art therapist works with all ages and developmental levels and provides a variety of artistic interventions that promote coping, skill development, and self-expression. The art therapist is accomplished in the use of multiple mediums of artistic expression; adapts strategies to a variety of settings; individualizes interventions to meet specific needs; manages and maintains art resources; facilitates and supervises volunteers and students; and demonstrates competencies as defined (*). The art therapist offers their patients the opportunity to learn about and become absorbed in their own creative resources as they meet the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
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*Appropriately prioritizes work flow based on patient/family care needs and other responsibilities.
*Creates documentation which is timely, pertinent, and compliant with department standards.
*Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning and co-treatment when appropriate.
Coordinates, trains, and supervises students in majors related to departmental programs during field work/internship experiences.
*Promotes awareness of art therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to patients, families, and staff; including creating and providing educational programs.
*Remains current in the professional field. Acquires continuing education to increase professional growth and integrates new knowledge and skills into practice. Participates in professional organizations and continuing education initiatives to advance knowledge and skills for self and others.
Remains educated on cultural diversity and develops programming and interventions with the patient/family’s unique cultural needs in mind.
Is engaged in and supportive of Hem/Onc/BMT Psychosocial Services initiatives and programing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds Frequently (34-66%)
Standing/walking/sitting/stooping/kneeling/reaching Frequently (34-66%)
Talking/hearing in person/on phone Frequently (34-66%)
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet