Music Therapist opening with Arts in Health within The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, OH

Provides comprehensive clinical music therapy services, including assessment and treatment under the Scope of Practice of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT); works collaboratively with the clinical care team, and assists the Arts in Health Department as needed to develop and evaluate music therapy programs, initiatives and research. Patients may include neonates through the geriatric population. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.

Responsibilities:
1. Provides comprehensive clinical music therapy services by:
a. Designing, implementing, and evaluating music therapy interventions to address biopsychosocial needs of patients and families as appropriate under the Scope of Practice of the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
b. Conducting individual and group therapy sessions.
c. Performing screening assessment(s) of patients by obtaining all pertinent patient information, including past medical history, from chart(s) and appropriate staff.
d. Implementing age-appropriate and diagnosis specific treatment interventions based on the assessment of the patient.
e. Developing and incorporating patient and family education into the therapy program(s).
f. Evaluating response to and effectiveness of treatment program(s), and appropriately modifying intervention(s) at regular intervals.
g. Establishing measurable and objective functional goals and treatment plan(s) that reflect the assessment data.
h. Documenting in the Electronic Medical Record and maintains all clinical records, files, and patient statistics.
i. Ensuring compliance with individual, team, and/or discipline-specific productivity target measures.
2. Provides program education and supervision by:
a. Serving as a clinical and educational resource and assisting in the development and utilization of music therapy materials to educate staff, patients, families, other professionals, and the community regarding music therapy.
b. Assisting in the clinical education, supervision, and evaluation of music therapy students, interns and fellows.
c. Assisting with instructional in-services to the MetroHealth System personnel.
3. Communicates effectively and appropriately with patients, families, and hospital staff at all levels.
4. Upholds the standards of the system-wide customer service program.
5. Displays sensitivity to and understanding of various cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Qualifications:
Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy.
One year of experience as a MT-BC in a clinical setting.
Certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and musical skills.
Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred:
Two years clinical experience as a MT-BC in a hospital/medical setting.
One-year clinical experience in a physical rehabilitation setting.

Physical Demands:
May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day.
Standing and walking at least 75% of the time; sitting less than 25% of the time.
Finger dexterity to operate office equipment required.
Hand and finger dexterity and reaching with arms and hands at least 75% of the time.
Pushing and pulling at least 75% of the time.
Lifting 5-25 pounds, carrying 5-10 pounds and pushing up to 75 pounds.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communications.
Ability to see computer monitor and departmental documents

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