The Music Therapist works with patients - children, adults or the elderly - by encouraging them to play, listen or move to music as part of a rehabilitation program. Usually working as part of a therapy team, the music therapist uses music as part of a patient's comprehensive therapeutic treatment plan. After assessing a patient's mental or physical disorders and disabilities, the therapist develops a therapeutic treatment plan and provides care or service, adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences. Music therapy can be administered in groups or on an individual basis to address emotional and physical needs, as well as providing a healing environment for patients, families, visitors and staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Serves patients, families and caregivers by assessing their emotional and physical state and offering appropriate musical interventions.
Provides therapeutic music at the bedside and in out patient areas.
Responds to referrals in a timely manner, setting appropriate priorities regarding referrals for music as therapeutic intervention at the bedside or in clinics.
Collaborates and communicates with other staff regarding patient referrals and visits by recording interventions, responses and requests of patients and families.
Facilitates music in services and performances, coordinating these with internal and external performers.
Serves as a resource for the creation of an aesthetic and artistic environment for patients, families, visitors and staff throughout the Cancer Center.
Supports communication among all members of the treatment team, development and delivery of its patient care services.
Mentors Music Therapists, volunteers and student interns.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Experience providing music interventions in a healthcare setting is required.
Ability to deal with complex situations and resolve patient and/or customer service concerns.
Ability to give clear, concise, and complete education and/or instructions.
Works well in a patient centered environment as an integral team player.
Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences.
Empathetic listener, sensitive, upbeat, optimistic, articulate, gracious and tactful.
Ability to calm upset patients in a composed and professional demeanor.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Bachelor's
- EXPERIENCE - 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Board Cert Music Therapist (MTBC)
Internal Number: 21004739
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!