Music Therapist - Creative Arts (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Psychology & Social Science
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 16444
FTE: 1

Psychology&Social Science

1.0FTE, Days, 8 hour shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Provides comprehensive music therapy assessment and treatment interventions for pediatric patients, siblings, and families. Plans and implements individual and group therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and young adults and their families. Primary responsibilities include: conducting group and individual music therapy with patients; maintaining accurate and up-to-date charting, data, and statistics; maintaining supplies and organizing inventory, supporting community and donor relations; and supervising music therapy volunteers.

 Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

Facilitates music therapy interventions and activities that are age and developmentally appropriate. Implements music therapy assessment and treatment interventions for pediatric patients and families. Facilitates music therapy groups and one-on-one interventions. Builds rapport and trust as part of patients' and families' therapeutic support system.

  • Provides siblings with opportunities to express their emotions and concerns.
  • Supports special music-related events (visiting artists, concerts, workshops etc.).
  • Assists in managing patient generate materials for Development/Donor Relations teams (i.e. song recordings, pictures, video, program data, and clinical stories).
  • Conducts music therapy presentations (in-services within LPCHS and to general public). Provides support for special events.
  • Communicates all pertinent information learned through interaction with patients to health care team. Attends pertinent multi-disciplinary rounds and patient care conferences. Documents and reports clearly and concisely, maintaining consistent records in charting system.
  • Assists with development of workshops, special events, bedside sessions, and music groups for patient-generated works (Primarily patient recorded songs). Engages in HIPAA best practices for consenting patients/ families to release patient generated materials (Stanford Children's Health Consent Form).
  • Works at establishing a good rapport and professional working relationship with all inter/intra departmental personnel. Conducts in-service training to other disciplines within Stanford Children's Health.
  • Educates others on the use of music therapy and its role in the therapeutic process to promote healing and enhance coping skills.
  • Fosters strong community and donor relationships in support of Music Therapy Program.
  • Trains and supervises weekly volunteers.
  • Maintains music supplies.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university preferred.

Experience: None required.

License/Certification: Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  •  Ability to come up with creative ideas and activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively--orally, verbally, and in writing
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so that others understand, listen to and understand information and ideas presented and write so that others understand
  • Ability to conduct sessions to improve patients' mental and/or physical well-being
  • Ability to develop treatment plan to meet needs of patient/family, based on needs assessment, patient interests and objectives of therapy
  • Ability to quickly make sense of, combine and organize information into meaningful patterns
  • Ability to teach others how to express feelings and concerns through a variety of music modalities
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite of software applications
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of creative and expressive activities that are age and developmentally appropriate
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance including individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.
  • Knowledge of individual and group behavior and dynamics and methods to encourage communication
  • Knowledge of the important components of medical records documentation that reflect patient/family reactions and evidence of progress or regression
  • Skill in active listening, communicating in writing effectively based on needs of person/group and talking to others to communicate effectively
  • Skill in adjusting actions appropriately in relation to others reactions
  • Skill in assessing the performance of oneself and/or others to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Skill in critical thinking and in identifying alternative solutions or approaches
  • Skill in perceptiveness-being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
  • Skill in selecting and using methods and procedures appropriate for the situation
  • Skill in talking to others to convey information effectively

 Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job



Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.