Music Therapist

Burnsville, MN, USA
Oct 21, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Arts & Humanities, Music
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types

Fairview Ridges Hospital is seeking a board-certified music therapist. This part time, as needed, role will include providing music therapy to patients and families, working with our interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes, educating others to incorporate music in their practice and using technology to bring more music for healing to our patients and families. This is a flexible role, ideal for a music therapist with an interest in program development.

**Responsibilities/Job Description**

Provide music therapy services to patients in accordance with the standards of Music Therapy Clinical Practice. Services include patient assessment and individual care planning related to music therapy.

Job Expectations:

+ Evaluates and recommends changes in processes and procedures related to music therapy.

+ May be assigned to provide education to other clinicians to extend their ability to provide therapeutic music, for example, develop an in-service for chaplains in using music in their roles.

+ Aids in the collection of patient stories and other data to use in working with development staff to describe impact of music therapy to donors and for future donor proposals.

+ Provide music therapy services in accordance with the standards of Music Therapy Clinical Practice, including patient assessment and individual care planning related to music therapy.

+ Maintain music therapy equipment and supplies.

+ Communicate in a timely manner with interdisciplinary team members regarding changes in patient condition and other information as needed.

+ Document patient care according to established requirements and timeframe.

+ Accountable on an ongoing basis for information communicated at staff meetings. Discusses all unclear issues with the supervisor.

+ Organization Expectations, as applicable:

+ Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served

+ Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.

+ Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.

+ Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.

+ Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.

+ Fulfills all organizational requirements

+ Performs other duties as assigned


**Minimum Qualifications:**

+ B.S. or B.M. degree from a college or university program approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).Must have completed AMTA-approved clinical internship in Music Therapy.

+ One year recent experience in a healthcare setting or completion of an AMTA - approved clinical internship.

+ Must be certified by the Certification Board of Music Therapists, or eligible to take the certification exam at the earliest possible date from date of hire.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master's Degree or work equivalent in music therapy.

+ Three to five years of experience in an acute care adult healthcare setting, prefer critical care.

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_Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals-including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital-serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota._

_Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview's 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education._

_EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status._

**Requisition ID** _2018-24593_

**Profession** _Hidden (26955)_

**Speciality** _Other_

**Location** _Fairview Ridges Hospital_

**Shift** _day/evening_

**Hours per 2 weeks** _casual_

**Department** _Pediatrics_