Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most
respected health care management companies, operating through its
subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and
ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now
have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to
build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets
and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and
effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive
management style and a service philosophy based on integrity,
competence and compassion.
The Psychiatric Institute of
Washington provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children,
adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from mental health
and addictive illnesses. We are a 124-bed, short-term, acute care
hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient
hospitalization, as well as specialized treatment programs for
chemical dependency. Founded in 1967, PIW combines the rich
traditions of its past with the behavioral health options of the
present. We have an excellent reputation as an innovative hospital
with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in the delivery of
behavioral healthcare. We currently have a position available for a
PRN licensed Art Therapist to cover weekends. Candidates selected
will be responsible for the following:
Plans and conducts group therapy and occasional individual
sessions in accordance with the patient’s treatment plan,
program structures, department philosophy, and guidelines of Art
Maintains a consistent therapeutic
milieu as outlined in hospital policy and procedures and according to
Establishes and maintains an
empathetic and therapeutic relationship with patients.
Completes routine paperwork within the prescribed time frames;
i.e., initial assessments, master treatment plans, progress notes,
statistics, and billing.
Attends designated team meetings
and conferences. Contributes Art Therapy information and observations
to interdisciplinary team members and physicians during the
appropriate treatment team staffing.
Maintains a safe
environment for patients and staff. Demonstrates knowledge of safety
issues and proper use of equipment and supplies. Follows the
established policy and procedures for use of equipment and supplies.
Reports the need for equipment service/repairs to the Clinical
Coordinator or the program director/nurse coordinator.
Assists in ordering and maintaining the Art Therapy
Performs nursing interventions
according to care plans, as delegated by the RN.
changes in patients’ behavior and health condition and reports
Teaches and reinforces unit’s philosophy and
regulations to patients and visitors.
hospital and unit policies regarding safety and security. Conducts
patient room checks according to unit policy, supervises patients in
cafeteria, ensures appropriate procedures are followed in case of
fire or fire drill, manages patient behavior and supervises groups
closely to prevent injury and loss of control of patient and/or
Assists in organizing and implementing
recreational activities for patients.
necessary tasks to facilitate delivery of nursing care on the unit,
as delegated by the Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse.
patients to scheduled activities off the unit in accordance with unit
Utilizes effective communication skills both
verbally and in writing. Ensures entries in medical record are
legible and demonstrates correct usage of English.
Utilizes supervision to appropriate self-awareness and growth;
participates in supervision process by developing goals and taking
action to reach identified goals; attends inservices offered to
improve knowledge about patient care.
restraint or seclusion and assess patient readiness for
Performs other job-related duties as
Master’s degree in Art Therapy, or a Master’s in
Behavioral Science of Fine Arts with training and education required
by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) to have attained
national registration as an Art Therapist.
(or possess) current registration in Art Therapy.
LPC is a plus
One Year of experience as an Art
POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
The mission of the Psychiatric Institute of Washington
is to share in the healing process and guide those we serve on the
path to health. In fulfilling its mission, the institute does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin,
sex, marital status, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or
disability in the administration of its policies.