Position Details

Department: Child Life Program
Category: Child Life/Teachers
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 499325
Date Posted: 2/7/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position will develop, coordinate and administer art therapy services to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well- being of patients and families at Phoenix Children`s Hospital.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Provides comprehensive art therapy services for patients and families that meet emotional, physical, cognitive, social/cultural and communicative needs.
    • Performs assessments of patients and families to identify needs to establish short and/or long term goals.
    • Provides art therapy interventions that are goal-oriented and patient/family focused.
    • Evaluates effectiveness of interventions and modifies care based on results.
    • Collaborates as a member of the health care team by integrating art therapy into the care of the patient.
  2. Documents Art Therapy interventions in patient medical record in a timely and thorough manner.
    • Documentation will include initial assessment and progress notes.
    • Documentation will include treatment plan and outcomes.
    • Effective communication with Child Life Staff, Psychology and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team on clinical care planning and issues revealed through art therapy sessions.
  3. Provides educational in-services about art therapy throughout the hospital, to include: individual departments, medical staff, grand rounds, etc
  4. Maintains accurate art therapy session statistics in quality assurance efforts.
  5. Adheres to infection prevention and control and other safety standards in the maintenance and ordering of art therapy and in clinical practice.
  6. Builds relationships and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders for special events and program growth.
  7. Supervises volunteers and interns providing art based interventions.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Masters degree with specialty training in Art Therapy Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 1-3 years experience providing art therapy services. Required
2. Experience planning and providing art activities with children. Required
3. Experience providing art therapy in a pediatric hospital setting. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Certification as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) (Granted by the ATCB) Required
2. Certification as a Board Certified Art Therapist (ART-BC) (Granted by the ATCB) Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Excellent artistic abilities, creativity, imagination and enthusiasm Required
2. Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply