Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as our Music Therapist in Comer Children's Hopsital. Music has a positive effect on the physical and emotional well-being of many patients. The Music Therapist will lead interactive music sessions with patients.
The Music Therapist coordinates services of psychosocial support to children and families during hospitalization, surgeries and/or out-patient visits through promoting socialization, developing coping skills, enhancing body image and awareness, increasing self-esteem, facilitating positive adjustment, fostering self-expression, maintaining autonomy, and providing age-appropriate music therapy.
- Bachelor's Degree and board certification
- Current professional Board Certification (MT-BC) or the designation of Registered, Certified or Advance Certified Music Therapist (RMT, CMT, or ACMT) by the American Music Therapy Association
- 1-2 years' work experience with children and adolescents
- Requires the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize theoretical constructs of human development for assessment and intervention for infants through teenagers.
- Demonstrates leadership abilities with good organizational skills.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to establish therapeutic relationships with children and their families, as well as effective communication.
- Master's degree in music therapy
- Internship in music therapy with hospitalized children and adolescents
- Plans, schedules, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive therapeutic music program for individuals and groups
- Uses music to formulate treatment goals and facilitate interventions.
- Promotes family-centered care through involvement of parents/caregivers, siblings and other family members.
- Develops the therapeutic plan in collaboration with the patient, family, and healthcare team.
- Educates parents and staff to provide a therapeutic outlet for children and families.
- Develops relationships with families that are caring, trusting, beneficial, and professional.
- Advocates for opportunities for parents/caregivers to maintain their parenting role.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to caregiver concerns and uses the caregiver as a resource.
- Documents in patient's electronic medical record in accordance with department guideline.
- Provides leadership in team meetings; maintains, develops, and models effective working relationships with members of the Child Life staff and the Healthcare team.
- Addresses difficult situations in a professional manner pro-actively and collaboratively at the point of service; acts as a model for other staff members.
- Provides consultation/recommendations to medical/patient care team.
- Participates in rounds, patient care conferences, and hospital committees.
- Provides in-services to hospital staff and works with other departments to facilitate institutional events and clinical presentations.
- Full-Time, 1.0 FTE
- Day shift, 9a-5:30p Monday-Friday, every other weekend
- Unit/Department: Comer Children's Hospital
Must comply with UCMC's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.
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