University of Utah Health Care

  • Hospital Artist-in-Residence

    Requisition Number
    31633
    Reg/Temp
    Temporary
    Employment Type
    PRN
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday
    Location Name
    Huntsman Cancer Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    HCH CST 60N WELLNESS CENTER
    Category
    Ambulatory
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position is responsible for engaging patients, caregivers and staff in creating art.

    Responsibilities

    • Plans and develops art workshops for patients, caregivers, and staff members.
    • Teaches artistic skills to participants both individually as well as in a group.
    • Creates a supportive and creative environment for those who participate in the art program.
    • Adapts goals based on each individuals skills and abilities.
    • Plans and purchases needed materials.
    • Takes and keeps progress notes on participants and shares with health care providers.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
    • Ability to work as part of a team of health care professionals.
    • Ability to comfortably deal with a variety of people with sensitivity to cultural values and ethnic differences.
    • Ability to be compassionate, mature and respectful.
    • Ability to respond creatively to individuals, their moods and abilities.
    • Ability to work with patients individually as well as in a group setting.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • BA in art, an artist, or a former art student.
    • One year experience in teaching art.
    • Experience in active studio practice in creating art.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred

    • Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
    • Experience as an artist-in-residence.
    • Experience working in a medical setting preferred.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects involving patient care or medical equipment.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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