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Art Therapist

Job ID 85855 Date posted 01/31/2018
  • Facility: Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Foundation Funded Payroll
  • Category: Allied Health Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
This position is located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego County
Variable shifts; weekends as needed
This is a Per Diem Position - Hours are given on an as needed by the department basis
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an Expressive Arts Therapy field or a Bachelor's degree in Mental Health Field with additional training in one of the expressive arts therapies (Art, Music, Drama or Movement)
  • Current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensure
  • Two years expressive arts therapy experience; preferably working in health care field

The Expressive Art Therapist will work in a diverse medical setting ranging from adult in-patient care, rehab, to leading are expression therapy groups in the behavioral health setting.  Responsibilities are to prepare, implement and evaluate therapeutic art activities with individuals, families and groups to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological, social and spiritual health. The therapist is part of the interdisciplinary team, working with the team to coordinate a comprehensive plan of care. Assist in the development and utilization of expressive arts therapy materials to educate staff, patients/families, and other professionals regarding expressive arts therapy.
The Spiritual Care Department's mission is to promote excellence in providing quality spiritual care, spiritual counseling, spiritual support and crisis intervention to patients, families, visitors and staff at all times.  It is also responsible in maintaining an accredited program of Clinical Pastoral Education through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.  The services the department provides are: Spiritual counseling, Crisis intervention, Spiritual support, Ethics consultation, Clinical Pastoral Education, Community Education, Rituals and Spiritual services for employees, End of Life concerns, Bereavement services and Spiritual/sacramental rituals.  The Spiritual Care Departments are located at 7 facilities throughout the Sharp HealthCare System (Sharp Mary Birch for Women and Newborns, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Mesa Vista & Sharp McDonald's Center, Sharp Chula Vista, Sharp Grossmont and Sharp Coronado).
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds  . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Expressive Art Therapist, Spiritual Care, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Music, Drama, Movement, Art Therapist

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