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Music Therapist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Mesa
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name:Music Thrpy-Ped SvcsWork Shift:DayJob Category:Clinical CareBanner Children's at Desert was designed "Through the Eyes of a Child," meaning it has all the comforts of home and does not feel institutional. The hospital is meant to inspire healing, learning and imagination.As a music therapist, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a collaborative, interdisciplinary team to provide therapeutic activities for our pediatric patient population. The team works closely with the Child Life department and pediatric rehabilitation team to ensure the best possible care and experience for our patients. We are looking for therapists dedicated towards utilizing unique opportunities to build confidence and create independency through program development.Here you can view more information on Child Life and the many resources provided: Home ( is a part-time, benefited position:Tuesday - Thursday, 20 hours per week.We offer flexible scheduling and minimal weekend coverage for performances.Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System. About Banner Children's Hospital at Desert If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Banner Children's Hospital at Desert in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients.POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for conducting music therapy on the hospital campus in accordance with national and state organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. The scope of practice will include the entire continuum of patient care, and therapeutic intervention for our employees, volunteers and medical staff. This position will provide support to and expand our existing Integrative Therapy services as well as further our commitment to a healing environment. This position demonstrates the competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.

1. Evaluates patient's readiness for therapeutic intervention. Interviews patient, family member(s), and/or caregiver(s). Completes a comprehensive assessment and develops a plan of care in cooperation with other interdisciplinary team members. Determines treatment goals that are specific and relevant to medical diagnosis, course of medical treatment, and anticipated discharge timelines. Collaborates with patient, family/caregiver and interdisciplinary team (physician, nursing staff, social worker, case manager, other active team members) when setting treatment goals.

2. Implements individualized treatment plan with consideration given to the patient's physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational and age-specific needs. Involves patient and family/caregiver in the treatment plan. Treatment may be instrumental and/or vocal, and include creating, singing, relaxing, moving to and/or listening to music. Treatment may be provided as individual therapy for the patient or performed as group therapy with the inclusion of family member(s), caregivers and/or friends. Monitors patient responses to therapeutic intervention. Reassesses treatment goals and plan of care as necessary.

3. Documents evaluation findings, treatment goals, treatment plan, patient's progress and patient's response to treatment in the medical record. Documents patient data on pertinent forms.

4. Communicates evaluation results and patient progress to the patient and family/caregiver and the interdisciplinary team. Communicates pertinent patient information to other co-workers to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.

5. Assists with education of clinical and non-clinical staff on the medical and non-medical benefits of music therapy. Defends treatment rationale with standard practices, examples of patient's response to therapeutic intervention, and/or current literature. Promotes staff interaction through involvement in music therapy activities. Participates in hospital and community sponsored events and projects to encourage community involvement in campus music therapy programs/activities, and promote awareness and understanding of music therapy.

6. Meets productivity standards set by the department.

7. This position has responsibility for interacting with patients, families, physicians, and all levels of staff in a variety of departments throughout the facility and organization. External contacts may include employees of other healthcare organizations, community providers and agencies, representatives from schools and universities.

This position requires a bachelor's degree in music therapy from an accredited college or university.

Must be board certified from the Certification Board for Music Therapists, Inc.

This position requires knowledge of medical terminology. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and time management skills. Must communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, to include physicians, clinical staff and the non-clinical public. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

One year of related experience preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Music Therapist, Healthcare , Mesa, Arizona

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