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Dance Therapist - Levine Children's Hospital - PRN

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 69743
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005031663-Nursing - LCH Nursing Support


Education minimum Master's Degree and R-DMT credential. 

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has taken us to another level of service, to care for the growing population of children’s in our region.  At 247 beds, LCH is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC.  It serves high patient acuity as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 25 different pediatric specialties.  There are 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including Cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU< and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility.  Levine Children’s also has the region’s first 24/7 emergency room just for kids, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.  LCH has repeatedly been ranked among the “Best Children’s Hospitals” in the nation by US News & World Report.

Job Summary As a member of the multidisciplinary team, designs, implements and promotes individualized art/music experiences to assess, treat and evaluate neonatal and pediatric patients. Implements programs with individuals as well as groups, to facilitate optimal patient outcomes in areas including, but not limited to, reducing pain and anxiety, improving stress management, communication, emotional expression, and rehabilitative movement therapies. Documents a plan of care, and are relevant to identified patient/family needs, medical diagnoses, and courses of therapy, identified goals of care.

Essential Functions

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates therapy interventions to contribute to a developmentally appropriate plan of care.
  • Collaborates and communicates in a positive manner with multidisciplinary teams to facilitate attainment of identified patient, family and healthcare team goals of care.
  • Contributes to the effectiveness of the therapy program by promoting and ensuring the delivery of therapy services, maintaining and building own skills in profession of art/music
Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, sitting, standing, lifting, stooping, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, and carrying. Must be able to lift and support 20 pounds of weight, in handling patients, musical equipment and supplies. Essential technical, as well as, fine and gross motor skills required related to performing duties of music therapy as well as documentation.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Associate’s Degree in art, music or education-related field required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Music Therapist must obtain Music National Certification in Music Therapy required and Art Therapist a National Certification in Art Therapy is preferred. At least one year’s work experience in the field of healthcare Art / Music Therapy, with at least one year’s experience in a medical facility working with the neonatal and pediatric population, and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team. Experience establishing an inpatient neonatal or pediatric art in healthcare/music therapy program preferred.