Full Job Description
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington is a 130-bed facility with inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Excellence in behavioral health programs for children, adolescents and adults has been the mission of The Psychiatric Institute of Washington since it opened nearly 50 years ago As the first and only free standing psychiatric care facilities in Washington, DC, our team has a reputation for providing innovative treatment and care. We strive for excellence, never losing sight of providing patients with hope hope that although their stay is relatively brief, they may find their way to a brighter future.
Administratively and clinically responsible for providing group therapy for adolescents, and adults, ages 10-65+. Assume delegated responsibility as liaison to treatment teams. Must exhibit in-depth knowledge in clinical assessment and expressive therapy group facilitation for individual patient needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans and facilitates group therapy and individual assessments in accordance with the patient’s treatment plan, program structures, and department philosophy.
Engages in and promotes consistent therapeutic boundaries as outlined in hospital policy and procedures and according to program structures.
Establishes and maintains an empathetic and therapeutic relationship with patients.
Completes routine paperwork within the prescribed time frames; i.e. assessments, progress notes.
Attends designated department and team meetings, and discipline-related trainings and conferences.
Contributes expressive therapy information and observations to interdisciplinary team members and physicians.
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 expressive therapy supplies/equipment.
Keeps abreast of current assessment and treatment modalities/strategies in expressive therapy. Attends scheduled supervisory sessions and in-services related to area of specialty. Participates in outside workshops and conferences as indicated.
Observes changes in patients’ behavior and health condition and reports to RN.
Teaches and reinforces hospital’s philosophy and regulations to patients and visitors.
Implements the hospital and unit policies regarding safety and security. 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 group.
Escorts patients to scheduled group activities off the unit in accordance with unit policy.
Utilizes effective communication skills both verbally and in writing. Ensures entries in medical records are legible and demonstrates correct usage of clinical and expressive arts language.
Utilizes supervision to develop appropriate self-awareness and professional growth; participates in supervision process by developing goals and taking action to reach identified goals; attends in-services offered to improve knowledge about patient care.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Challenging and rewarding work environment
Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
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Steps 7-8 Under Job Requirements Section
Master's Degree in Expressive Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, or Dance/Movement Therapy.
Current board certification or registration for Music Therapy (MT-BC), Art Therapy (ATR), Dance/Movement Therapy (R-DMT).
One year of professional experience in any of the Expressive Therapy modalities, preferable in an inpatient psychiatric setting.
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