Music Therapist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

The music therapist, provides music therapy services under the direction of the clinical supervisor or clinical director and according to the individualized plan of care.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES* Provides direct music therapy according to directions of clinical supervisor / clinical director and in accordance with the plan of care.* Assesses referral/patient for appropriate medical indication for services and performs assessment to determine effectiveness of therapy.* Treats patient to relieve symptoms and provide psychological, psychosocial, physical, and spiritual comfort.* Directs and aids patients through music therapy interventions to assist with alleviating symptoms of anxiety, agitation, restlessness, depression, pain, emotional distress (patient and family), spiritual distress, and social isolation.* Assist patient with needs regarding relaxation, communication, family support, anticipatory grief (patient and family), and interest in life legacy/review interventions.* Utilize interventions such as relaxation, imagery, lyric analysis, song writing, reminiscence, entrainment, life review, receptive listening, and life legacy projects.* Observes and reports to the clinical supervisor or clinical director and the organization personnel the patient's response to treatment and any changes in patient's condition.* Provides education and awareness to clinical team regarding appropriateness or contraindications for therapy treatment.* Maintains necessary records; clinical notes, problem charting, coordination notes, which will be incorporated into the patient's clinical record within 24-48 hours of session and modified as needed.* Participates in interdisciplinary group and organization in-service education program as needed.* Participates in the quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities as needed.* Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications* Graduate of an accredited music therapy program with Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy. Meets personnel qualifications stated in §418.114(b).* Completion and passing of National Certification Exam (CBMT) credentials of MT-BC Music Therapy Board Certified preferred.* Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.* Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

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