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Art Therapist PRN

Company: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob DescriptionPosition Summary: As a valued member of the Suburban healthcare team, the Art Therapist uses active art creation, creative techniques, psychological principles, and a deep understanding of human experiences within a therapeutic relationship to support patients in achieving their treatment goals. Through Art Therapy, they help patients and families express emotions, enhance cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, promote emotional resilience, and improve insight while reducing conflicts and distress. Art Therapists provide culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate therapy within the healthcare setting, collaborating with other healthcare professionals to tailor sessions to individual patient needs. In this collaborative approach, Art Therapists contribute to patients' well-being and support their journey towards recovery and healing.Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Practice Art Therapy in accordance with Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists guidelines.
  • Deliver comprehensive Art Therapy services to address psychological, cognitive, emotional, and social needs of patients and families, as directed by the healthcare team.
  • Conduct individual, group, and family Art Therapy sessions, establishing both short-term and long-term goals based on assessments and continuous observation.
  • Maintain detailed and timely documentation of Art Therapy sessions in patient charts, including assessments and progress notes.
  • Collaborate effectively with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to inform clinical care planning and address issues arising from art therapy sessions.Qualifications and Education
    • Possession of a Master's degree in Art Education with a strong focus on Group Therapy modalities and theoretical knowledge is essential.
    • A minimum of two years of valuable experience in a mental health care setting, showcasing a deep understanding of patient needs and challenges.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in leading and facilitating group therapy sessions, emphasizing the ability to create a supportive and constructive therapeutic environment.
    • Completion of CPR certification within the first six months of employment, ensuring preparedness for any unforeseen medical emergencies.
    • Licensure as an LGPAT (Licensed Graduate Professional Art Therapist) or LCPAT (Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist), indicating a high level of professional competence and adherence to ethical standards in the field.What Awaits You?
      • A wealth of exciting opportunities for career growth and personal development, ensuring that you can achieve your professional aspirations and reach new heights in your career journey.
      • The convenience of free on-site parking, making your daily commute hassle-free and providing a valuable perk that enhances your overall work experience.
      • The privilege of being part of a diverse and highly collaborative working environment, where you can engage with a wide range of perspectives, ideas, and talents, fostering innovation and a vibrant, supportive atmosphere in your daily work life.At Suburban you will experience the resources and reputation of Johns Hopkins world-class care - with our own unique culture. We offer an academic approach to care delivery within our local community. Ours is a collaborative, family-focused work culture, where we practice complex medicine and are committed to ongoing learning and skill development. The connections and partnerships our nurses forge with physicians, fellow nurses, other support staff, generous donors, and patients and their family members helps Suburban Hospital elevate the patient experience and excel in safety, quality and patient care.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda , Art Therapist PRN, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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