Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Therapy Support Careers

Therapy Support Jobs
at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Full Job Title: ART THERAPIST- Hospice/Homecare- Part-Time, 20 hrs/week

Job Number: 87604

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 3-6-2017



SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Senior Clinical Director, Clinical Manager, or Music Therapy Coordinator

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Music Therapists, Holistic Health Specialists, Child Life Specialists, Nurses, physicians, social workers, Mental Health Specialists, Recreational Therapists, Chaplains, and families

TITLES SUPERVISED: Art Therapy students, Volunteers


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To apply knowledge and skill of art therapy in caring for the health needs of infant, child, adolescent, and adult patients and their families.

·Interprofessional Practice:
Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council, and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMC's processes and compliances with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Patient Care:
Performs assessments of patients and families to identify needs in order to set short and/or long term goals. Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning. Facilitates patient and family involvement in developing a plan of care. Provides art therapy interventions that are goal-oriented and patient/family focused. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions and modifies care based on results. Communicates relevant patient care information to promote continuity of care. Participates in patient care conferences. Applies basic problem solving skills including the ability to anticipate changing patient needs. Reports suspicions of abuse and neglect as mandated for investigation. Promotes and supports pain management. Documents services and/or interventions provided. Follows up on referrals in a timely manner.
·Departmental Responsibility:
Appropriately prioritizes work flow based on patient/family care needs and other responsibilities. Submits requests for supplies according to guidelines. Ensures that work areas are organized, safe and professional in appearance for employees, patients and families. Identifies potential problems, clears barriers, assumes ownership of problems, and solves problems at the lowest possible level demonstrating accountability of self and others. Completes special assignments and projects while maintaining regular workflow. Strives to increase personal productivity by identifying and implementing new work procedures. Proactively contributes to a positive work environment.
·Professional Responsibility:
Supports and participates in performance improvement activities. Serves on committees and/or work groups in the division, hospital, and/or community. Participates in peer review. Orient and supervise volunteers. Contribute to education and training of students, professionals, and the community. Proactively shares knowledge with peers. Completes required training and education by designated deadline and maintains certification. Maintains membership in a professional organization.
·Professional Development:
Participates in growth opportunities to maintain professional competency. Promotes evidence based care by identifying research findings that relate to art therapy. Maintains currency in field through continuing education and literature. Integrates new knowledge and skills into work activities. Accepts constructive feedback and uses it to improve performance. Seeks opportunities for involvement in evidence based care/professional inquiry.
Engages in multidisciplinary team process, actively participates in effective problem solving, collegial learning and pursuit of best practice. Deals with conflicts directly, constructively and tactfully. Promotes an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and trust within the team. Responsive to day-to-day needs of co-workers and division.
·Data Management:
Completes required daily/weekly exchange of information and documentation according to division guidelines to insure quality patient care and staff productivity.

Skills & Competencies
·Professional Knowledge
Professional knowledge of growth and development. Demonstrates competency in art therapy practice.
·Interpersonal Communication
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
·Relationship Management
Ability to promote and maintain positive working relationships.
Ability to relate to persons of diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
·Learning Principles
Ability to apply adult learning principles.
·Work Initiative
Possesses an independent work initiative, organizational ability, sound judgment, and a professional demeanor.

·Master's Degree in Art Therapy
·Board certification

Pediatric and hospice experience preferred.

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