Job Type: PRN
Posted Date: Sept. 29, 2021
At Houston Methodist, the Arts Therapist position is responsible for applying the principles and techniques of their respective modality to patient care to treat and rehabilitate people with mental, physical and emotional needs. This position will conduct assessments, observations and treatments in both individual and group settings, document findings and recommendations in the medical record and participate in treatment team meetings. The Arts Therapist position provides education to patients, patient’s family members and/or caregivers and collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. As an employee in the Center for Performing Arts Medicine, this position may collaborate on arts integration projects and programs, attending staff development meetings alongside other Creative Arts Therapists.
We are looking to employ a PRN art therapist to utilize art and psychotherapeutic techniques to help patients improve their physical, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing. The art therapist’s responsibilities include evaluating patients’ reactions and behaviors during art therapy sessions, collaborate with both medical and creative arts therapies team and consult on arts integration projects.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25%
SERVICE - 25%
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
FINANCE - 10%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
o Master’s degree
o One-year experience providing Art Therapy in a medical patient population or two years of experience providing Art Therapy in other populations
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
o Registered Art Therapist (ATR) or ATR-Provisional from the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
o Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) from the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) preferred
o American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Exhibits excellent delivery of customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers; demonstrates ability to establish and maintain highly effective professional relationships with physicians
o Ability to work independently
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional No
Other (dept approved) No
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within Yes
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________
Based in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital is delivering on a mission started in 1919, which continues today – bringing quality, integrity, compassion and innovation into everything we do. As the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist, Houston Methodist Hospital is a nationally recognized medical center with a history of health care innovation. Houston Methodist Hospital was awarded Magnet recognition for nursing excellence for a fourth consecutive time by the ANCC. In addition, Houston Methodist Hospital was recently named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top 20 hospitals and was also ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the fifth consecutive year.
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