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Company: UChicago Medicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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.


Required Qualifications


  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications


  • 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.


Position Details 

  • Full-Time, 1.0 FTE
  • Day shift, 9a-5:30p Monday-Friday, every other weekend
  • Unit/Department: Comer Children's Hospital
  • Non-Union


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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