Placentia, CA, United States
Nov 02, 2020
OverviewnBrookdale Hospice in Placentia is seeking a per diem Board Certified Music Therapist for our growing hospice team. Therapist may cover Anaheim, Placentia, and Costa Mesa. n nMake Lives Better Including Your Own.n nThe happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so youu2019ll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But youu2019ll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.n nVeterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.nResponsibilitiesnSupport the unique care needs of patient, family, and bereaved through an individualized patient and/or bereaved plan of care. Assess and provide individualized music therapy consultations and services to the patient and/or family in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care while following all hospice policies and procedures. Support the business development activities of the organization. Provide bereavement counseling to family members as identified.n nDevelop individualized music therapy plan of care by completing the music therapy assessment with patient and family when referred in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care.nUtilize independent discretion during patient evaluation and guide the patient in the use of creative therapeutic activities for the purpose of improving or maintaining mental and physical function and quality of life.nOrganize music therapy interventions using various genres and methodologies.nImplement the music therapy interventions in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care.nDirect other care team members including, when appropriate, hospice aides and family members in the use of music to achieve individualized care plan goals.nEvaluate the effectiveness of music therapy services with the patient.nDocument all services provided to hospice patients and families in the clinical record.nTerminate therapy services when appropriate.nProvide in-services to staff, hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities as requested and determined appropriate.nServe as the counselor at IDG meetings, participates in on call rotation, and assists with sign ups and consents for newly referred patients.nParticipate and/or facilitate Brookdale Hospice memorial services.nFacilitate grief support groups as identified by the IDG.nProvide bereavement counseling to family members, as identified.14. Participate in the on-call schedule, as required.nThis job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.nQualificationsnEducation and ExperienceBacheloru2019s Degree in Music with a concentration in Music Therapy. Previous experience with terminally ill patients/families is highly desirable.n nCertifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsBoard Certified as a Music Therapist by the Certification Board for Music Therapy. Hospice and Palliative Care certified Music Therapist preferred. Must have valid driveru2019s license.n nManagement/Decision MakingApplies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.n nKnowledge and SkillsPossesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline.n nPhysical Demands and Working Conditions nn Standingn Walkingn Sittingn Use hands and fingers to handle or feeln Reach with hands and armsn Stoop, kneel, crouch crawln Talk or hearn Ability to lift: up to 25 poundsn Visionn Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendorsn On-Call on an as needed basisnnBrookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.