Music Therapist (Grant Funded), Child Life - Per Diem/Variable (8hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: MIL002604
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The Music Therapist is responsible for the assessment and planning of therapeutic activity needs for all patients in designated units of MCWHLB and in other units where pediatric patients receive care. Reports to Clinical Operations Manager, Child Life Department.
**This is a grant funded position**
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Assesses patients to identify psychosocial/developmental needs and implement music therapy interventions accordingly. Also assesses for the emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities and cognitive skills through musical responses. Plans, supervises and modifies therapeutic and developmental group and bedside activities to support patients as they adjust to and cope with hospitalization.
Works in conjunction and/or collaboration with other members of the treatment team (ST, PT, OT, Child Life, Social Work, Nursing, etc.) to use music activities to help patients and sometimes their family members express feelings about the illness/disease, and to ensure continuum of care by providing opportunities to address patient goals within music therapy sessions.
Assists patients in identifying community resources for on-going music/art lessons should patients express interest in creative expression during hospitalization.
Ensures music supplies are purchased according to current policies and procedures and follows infection control standards.
Communicates with members of treatment team to ensure the highest level of care for patients and their families. Provides educational inservices to hospital staff members as necessary.
Coordinates special music events and music donations. Identifies and maintains relationships with community resources and possible funding sources.
Participates in department specific Performance Improvement/LEAN activities.
Maintains accurate documentation and statistics and approves and co-signs intern chart notes.
Participates in training and supervising students, interns and volunteers.