Registered Art Thearpist - Portsmouth

STS Federal - Portsmouth, Virginia

REGISTERED ART THERAPIST

 

SITE OF SERVICE:

  • The primary site of service will be at NMC Portsmouth.

COVID VACCINATION:

  • Must be FULLY vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree: Possess a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from an accredited college/university that is registered or pending registration
  • Education: Graduate from an Art Therapy program accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).
  • Certification: Current certification as a Registered Art Therapist from the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).
  • Experience: Possess a minimum of two (2) years’ experience within the past four (4) years providing Art Therapy.
  • Additional certificate: Basic Life Support (BLS) hands on
  • U.S. Citizenship:HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
  • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
  • HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Prepares assessments for the multi-disciplinary team describing patients' symptoms and reactions to individual group and family therapy.
  • Plan and direct medically approved recreational programs for patients.
  • Encourage patients to be involved in leisure activities.
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Participate in recreational therapy programming.

 

DUTIES: 

  • Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services. 
  • Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
  • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary.  Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection. 
  • Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
  • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.  Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions.  Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
  • Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
  • Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed.  Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
  • Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
  • Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
  • Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
  • Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.
  • Actively participate in the command’s Performance Improvement Program.  Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
  • Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members.  Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employe­es (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
  • Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
  • Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
  • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis, and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.
  • Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
  • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.
  • Organize groups according to the patients' capabilities, needs, and interest.
  • Be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of art therapy.
  • Analyze data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapy approaches.
  • Analyze or synthesize client data to draw conclusions or make recommendations for art therapy.
  • Assess client needs or disorders, using drawing, painting, sculpting, or other artistic processes.
  • Conduct art therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.
  • Confer with other professionals on client’s treatment team to develop, coordinate, or integrate treatment plans.

 

HOURS:

 

  • Services shall be provided Monday through Sunday, between the hours of 0700 and 2100 hours.
  • Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute meal break.
  • In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of eighty (80) hours per two-week period.

 

STS Federal, LLC. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Posted On: Tuesday, September 28, 2021



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