Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.