Posted on Feb 3, 2019 by Kurz Solutions
Forbe's - America's most educated small town
The Community - Bethesda, MD
Bethesda is located in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. In 2014 it placed first in Forbes list of America's most educated small towns and first on CNNMoney.com's list of top-earning American towns in 2012. In April 2009, Forbes ranked Bethesda second on its list of "America's Most Livable Cities." In October 2009, based on education, income, health, and fitness, Total Beauty ranked Bethesda first on its list of the U.S.'s "Top 10 Hottest-Guy Cities."
OVERVIEW (duties include but are not limited)
- Maintain a relationship with Departmental Creative Arts/Art Therapists/Recreational/ Occupational Therapists and Social Workers across Command to ensure coordination with arts activities of other entities and to ensure clear delineation interface between clinical art therapy and recreational art activities.
- Provide/implement recreational arts activities to all referred patients and families to the various recreational arts programs. Patients and families can self-refer under the care of clinical providers.
- Maintain a calendar of arts activities taking place on the campuses, and provide this to Chief, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, or designee.
- Develop and implement programs for high quality Arts activities, such as visiting artists, academic partnerships, arts mentorships, etc. based on interests of current population.
- Develop and implement survey tools for ongoing assessment and performance of the Arts Activities.
- Meet regularly with visiting artists, to assure sufficiency of training and support.
- Document the history of the Arts Program.
- Educate the community of the role of the recreational arts activities in healthcare.
- Maintain any registered status or licensure which is required to practice in their area of expertise, including continuing professional education, and will meet any other requirements in order to maintain a license, certificate, or professional registration in good standing. For those areas of expertise that do not require a license, candidate will have and maintain a form of recognized certification of competence in that field.
- May be required to travel to local and/or national meetings, conferences, etc.
- May be required to present at various local and national meetings and/or conferences.
- Maintain knowledge of community arts opportunities (education, publication, exhibition) in the National Capital Region and beyond. Make information available to participants and staff on a weekly basis through newsletter and calendar.
- Meet regularly with clinical teams on the Trauma, Behavioral Health, and other clinical services, to assure congruence of recreational arts activities and clinical goals.
- Develop standards for administrative documentation of arts activities in medical records.
- Maintain programmatic/clinical awareness through multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure through clinical consultation that referrals are appropriate and ongoing.
- Planning, preparing or and facilitation a regular schedule of open arts and writing activities for adults and children.
- Planning Monthly programming including outings to Bethesda art galleries and DSLR Camera Workshops at the Washington School of Photography.
- Preparation and planning for upcoming four (4)-day workshops that provides a more in depth learning experience for patients to build refined skill sets for the arts; assisting participants in submitting work for publication.
- Planning and hosting success as an Artist Workshop to connect patients to community resources
- Organize, plan, and host open mic night at Workhouse Art Center.
- Reach out to various organizations and leaders to promote Recreational Art events/activities
- Coordinate with Art Therapists at the Co-Occurring Partial Hospitalization (COOPH) program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to facilitate and support their needs for Recreational Arts Activities.
- Coordinate with Therapeutic Service Dog Program to coordinate community reintegration outings with patients participating in both programs.
- Plan and facilitate inpatient recreational arts activities as requested by clinical and leadership staff.
- Attend staff meetings for various departments supported.
- Distribute weekly newsletter to participants along with other information about arts activities on and off base.
- Distribute monthly newsletters to providers to keep them apprised of art, writing, and off base activities available to them and their patients throughout the month.
- Create calendars/schedules of art activities.
- Document as required by supervisor for administrative purposes only to keep providers abreast of activities their patients are participating in.
- Coordinate with various departments and providers to welcome referred participants to arts activities.
- Maintain appropriate supplies.
- Handle arts program budget, maintain budgetary spreadsheet, handle invoicing activities and provide budgetary information to supervisor and contractor.
- Draft monthly metrics and activity reports.
- Maintain participant contact information as appropriate and confidentially according to participant release of approval.
- Possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in arts program management, arts, education, or related field, or in a relevant healthcare discipline, from an accredited college or university.
- Must have and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as approved through the American Heart Association (AHA).
- Possess experience in working with military/Veteran patients is desired.
- Possess demonstrable skill in a variety of artistic media.
- Possess knowledge/experience in the role of arts in healthcare and arts in disabilities is required.
- Possess knowledge/experience with Adobe Creative Suite CS5 or higher is preferred.
- Possess ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals in a therapeutic milieu.
- Possess knowledge/experience working with patients and families with traumatic brain injury/ psychological health (TBI/PH) issues is required.