University of Utah Art Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/14/2018

Requisition Number PRN08178N

Job Title Recreational Therapist

Working Title Art Therapist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 1.5 - 3.0 hours per month

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

1.5 – 3.0 hours per month as needed

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01476 - SOM Student Affairs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $25.00/hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Wellness Program within the School of Medicine Dean’s Office exists to enhance the health and well-being of our medical students. We are seeking a part-time, registered art therapist to develop treatment plans and implement and evaluate art therapy interventions, ensuring safe and appropriate therapeutic services are provided.


•Provides safe and appropriate specialized programs using techniques in art therapy.

•Assesses patients, develops and implements treatment programs to meet the goals of treatment services and patient needs.

•Establishes treatment goals.

•Evaluates therapy results and modifies treatment plans accordingly.

•Develops discharge plans in collaboration with patient, family and treatment team members.

•Participates as an active member of the treatment team.

•Participates in the department and service delivery unit’s quality improvement programs.

•Evaluates and assists in procurement of needed resources.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation or equivalency required; current licensure as either a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) or a Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS); a national certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS); current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Two years of related experience is preferred.


Current licensure as a registered art therapist (ART)

•Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

•Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

•Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

•In performing daily work responsibilities with patients, the incumbent must constantly monitor safety and be able to foresee problems before they become a crisis. It may be required to address and resolve crisis situations involving patients.

•The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

•The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.