Music Therapist- Medical/Behavioral & Adolescent Units- 2+ Years Experience Required

Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago


Job Description

Req ID: 22465

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active

  • Regular

  • Full Time

Job Summary

This position will focus on our Medical/Behavioral Health and Adolescent inpatient units; may provide coverage to other populations throughout the hospital as needed. One weekend day will be required.

The Medical/Behavioral Health Unit, the first of its kind, consists of patients up to age 18 who have a medical diagnosis in addition to a behavioral health need. This includes patients who need a safer environment for themselves and others, patients whose behavioral health or psychiatric diagnosis or history is interfering with necessary medical treatment on another unit, and patients with medical issues caused by a behavioral health or psychiatric history or diagnosis.

The Adolescent Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the only acute inpatient units at a pediatric hospital that specializes in the adolecent population and their unique biopsychosocial needs. Patients on the unit range in age from 12 to 21 and have a variety of daignoses, including complex chronic medical conditions, altered mental status, eating and feeding disorders, gender identity and sexual development issues, sexually transmitted diseases, suicide attemps, and more.

The Creative Arts Therapist-II practices at the level of a competent creative arts therapist. The CAT-II demonstrates competence in supporting patients and family members of patients with complex medical and psychosocial needs through developmentally appropriate individual and/or group therapy interventions. Contributes to the advancement of safe, quality creative arts therapy practices and development of advanced clinical skills in students.

Job Responsibilities

Financial Stewardship

  • Responds to department leadership and/or Development Department staff to provide necessary information for grant and donor proposals.

  • Supports identified ideas for cost management strategies.

  • Implements efficient and cost effective unit and department programming, and meets budget constraints.

Clinical Excellence

  • Provides competent creative arts therapy services to patients and family members, while considering medical, developmental and psychosocial issues to determine priority or high-risk patients.

  • Competently assesses, individualizes, and evaluates plan of care based on family/patient physical, developmental and emotional needs.

  • Communicates plan to interdisciplinary team members and family.

  • Collaborates with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members to provide optimal care and services.

  • Demonstrates compliance with patient care documentation standards, providing support to newer staff regarding documentation practices as needed.

  • Delivers services founded on CHOP's principles of Family-Centered Care, while seeking involvement and support of patients and/or family members in the plan of care.

Professional Engagement

  • Participates on unit and/or department committees.

  • Provides training, supervision, and feedback for volunteers, as assigned.

  • Participates in tasks and/or initiatives that enhance own further professional development.

Advancing Practice

  • Conducts departmental in-services to students, interns and/or hospital staff.

  • Participates in evidence-based practice system improvements projects, as identified.

  • Participates in and supports initiatives that enhance further development of the profession and/or department.

Innovation and Learning

  • Supports evidence-based practice planning and implementation of educational programs/projects.

  • Provides students with experiences, supervision, instruction, mentorship, and/or feedback to help meet their developmental goals.

  • May orient new staff to department and/or unit responsibilities.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

MT-BC - Music Therapy Board Certified

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Masters degree in Music Therapy from an accredited institution.

Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years paid experience as a Music Therapist.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of infant, child, and adolescent growth and development.

  • Experience working with infants, children, and adolescents.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively independently.

  • Ability to prioritize and complete duties in a timely and organized manner.

  • Work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others.

  • Perform work according to CHOP policies and procedures, professional standards of care, and applicable laws.

  • Ability to set goals, prioritize, and achieve results in accordance with the highest standards.

  • Provides care with sensitivity and respect.

  • Advances care through development of new ideas and technology.

  • Promotes teamwork to achieve CHOP's mission.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact

Talent Acquisition
2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 866-820-9288

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Medical, Music Therapist, Behavioral Health, Therapy, Patient Care, Healthcare

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Music Therapist- Medical/Behavioral & Adolescent Units- 2+ Years Experience Required

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