Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC)

Community Life Wichita, Kansas


Description

Position at St. Anthony's Senior Care Hospital - Wichita

***Part-time***

Job Description

The Music Therapist plans, directs, and coordinates music-based treatment programs for hospital patients. The music therapist assists the patients in achieving a different state of mind and developing positive physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological skills with the help of musical activities and experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate music-based treatment programs for the hospital.
  • Through the use of a variety of techniques, such as arts, games, dance and movement, drama, and music, improve and maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of hospital patients.
  • Provide individual and group therapy. Document all services on the appropriate progress note, stating the goal to which the therapy or group was directed.
  • Participate on the multidisciplinary treatment team to establish and individualize the plan of care and individualized goals.
  • Plan group and individual therapy to support the care plans of each patient, assisting them in achieving positive physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological skills.
  • Provide patient and family education, support and advocacy.
  • Participate in discharge planning,making recommendations for community resources and therapy, as applicable.
  • Ensure music therapy is provided in accordance with the standards of practice and established policies and procedures of professional organization.

Skills

  • Skilled in the practice of music therapy
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other departments.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to lead patients and families in understanding behaviors, mental health diagnosis, family conflicts, and loss of independence.
  • Skills to plan, organize, prioritize, problem solve, and make decisions that are necessary for providing quality patient care.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in music therapy is required; master's degree in music therapy is preferred.
  • Must be a board-certified in music therapist (MT-BC)
  • At least two (2) years of music therapy experience is preferred.

Working Conditions

  • Long-term care, skilled nursing, senior behavioral health, or assisted living environment
  • May require standing and walking for up to 90% of the time
  • Required to use assistance when attempting to lift or carry objects over 25 lbs.