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University of Miami Art Therapist (H) in Miami, Florida

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The department of Psychiatry has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Arts Therapist to work on the UHealth campus. The Arts Therapist functions as an integral part of the treatment team, and facilitates groups and individual expressive art projects with patients. Key responsibilities include planning, designing, and implementation of therapeutic creative and expressive activities and programs for patients; provides support services for patients and their families of various ages by using creative mediums to assist them in increasing their physical, cognitive and emotional health. This role also oversees group safety and plans activities that meet the patient's and clinical group needs.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Applies a variety of mediums including, but not limited to drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, collage, sculpture, photography, jewelry making, all aiming to foster wellbeing, practice hands on mindfulness skills, and implement creative expression.

  • Assesses patient needs or disorders, using drawing, painting, sculpting, or other artistic processes.

  • Analyzes data to determine the effectiveness of treatments or therapy approaches; synthesizes data to draw conclusions or make recommendations for art therapy.

  • Communicates patient assessment findings and recommendations in oral, written, audio, video, or other forms.

  • Confers with other health care professionals on patient's treatment team to develop, coordinate, or integrate treatment plans. Interprets the artistic creations of clients to assess their functioning, needs, or progress. Talks with patients during art or other therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the artistic process.

  • Gathers patient information from sources such as case documentation, patient observation, or interviews of patient or family members.

  • Reviews research or literature In art therapy, psychology or related disciplines. Stays abreast of best practices within art therapy.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required; Master's degree highly preferred

  • Basic Life Support Certification (CPR)

  • CTRS Certificate

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University’s core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

H8

The mission of the University of Miami is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System ("UHealth") have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 350 majors and programs. Visit welcome.miami.edu/about-um to learn more about our points of pride.

The University ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.

The University of Miami and UHealth have also ranked among the Forbes Best Employers and Best Employers for Women on several occasions, most recently in 2022.

Transforming lives

With more than 17,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

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