Behavioral Health Expressive Therapist Relief – AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
Vision, Medical & Dental Benefits from Day One
Student Loan Repayment Program
Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Location: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
9100 West 74th Street, Merriam, KS 66204
The community you’ll be caring for:
At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, formerly Shawnee Mission Medical Center, you're more than just a number on a chart. You're a whole person, who functions best when physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit. Find whole-person care, dedicated teams and staff, and a wide variety of medical services, all at our hospital in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
The role you’ll contribute:
The Expressive Therapist (ET) functions as a member of the ET Team and will be registered/certified in art, occupational, or music therapy. These services include planning and implementation of therapy activities such as group and or individual interactions. The expressive therapist provides an initial assessment of each patient and provides progress updates to treatment team members.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
Conducts group therapy, emphasizing the use of expressive therapy modalities in addressing issues and in conjunction with the Treatment Plan.
Assesses needs of patients who are eligible for group treatment according to each patient’s physical, cognitive, and emotional status.
Provides Expressive Therapy Assessment for each new admission within designated time frames.
Assists patients in determining immediate needs and goals.
Motivates patients to participate in Expressive Therapy and other unit activities.
Documents the treatment plan objectives and interventions; implements treatment plan and reevaluates and documents progress.
Functions as an integral and flexible part of the therapeutic team by assisting in crisis intervention.
Identifies and supervises use of materials which may be a danger to those at risk for self-harm.
Complies with unit specific confidentiality guidelines; including use of confidentiality code numbers.
Understands and practices the ethical standards of specific disciplines.
Demonstrates continued interest in educating self about progress in field through attendance and possibly even presentation at various seminars, as well as reading professional literature.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize and organize workload in an efficient and productive manner in the assigned work time.
Demonstrates “straight talk” and effective communication skills.
Provides and fosters high quality service through positive interpersonal relations.
Possesses knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and therapeutic approaches for appropriate interactions and interventions and knowledge of inpatient and intensive outpatient programs.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy OR Master’s Degree in Art Therapy or Music Therapy
Up to 1 Year of Position-Related Experience
Computer knowledge and use of electronic medical records
Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and therapeutic approaches for appropriate interactions and interventions, and knowledge of inpatient and intensive outpatient programs.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.