ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for developing, planning, implementing, modifying and evaluating art and arts-based educational activities in a variety of arts disciplines. Activities are designed to provide educational, creative, and expressive opportunities that support the developmental and psychosocial well-being of children, teens and young adults and their families pertinent to units assigned within Pediatrics through the Child Life Department.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. DIRECT AND INDIRECT PATIENT CARE
    • 1.1 Develop, plan, implement and evaluate art/educational activities and special projects that maintain or develop the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and/or creative development of pediatric patients and their families, in individual and group settings.
  • 2. COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK
    • 2.1 Communicate with Child Life staff regarding patient referrals and provide a written and verbal summary of the patient's and family's response to interactions
  • 3. FISCAL MANAGEMENT
    • 3.1 Maintain supplies, equipment and materials specific to the art/educational program and provide assessment of material needs.
  • 4. ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM
    • 4.1 Participate in quality assurance and quality improvement including collecting, maintaining and analyzing data specific to art/educational program, such as productivity and patient satisfaction. Provide accurate and timely reports.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Minimum of Bachelors Degree in an art discipline, art education or related degree, required

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum 1-2 year's experience facilitating art activities with children in a health care environment preferred or the equivalent of 2 year's full time experience teaching art discipline to children in a school or other community setting with specific expertise in working with children with special needs.

 

LICENSURE

 

None required.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with multidisciplinary groups in effective collaborative practice.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Able to lift at least 25lbs.; must comply with appropriate OSHA, HIPAA and JCAHO standards relevant to position.

 


See Inside the Office of Yale New Haven Hospital

Yale New Haven Hospital provides diverse comprehensive care in over 100 medical specialties. As the primary teaching hospital of the Yale School of Medicine, YNHH provides around-the-clock coverage and insightful, research-supported patient care. In addition to providing quality medical care to patients and families, Yale New Haven Hospital is the second largest employer in the New Haven area, with more than 12,000 employees.


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