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Certified Music Therapist - Levine Children's Hospital

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 99300
Job Family: Behavioral Health Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Monday-Friday
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005031663-Nursing - LCH Nursing Support

Overview

This Certified Music Therapist position will cover Levine Children's Hospital four days a week and Levine Children's Jeff Gordon Children's Center (at Atrium Health Cabarrus) one day a week, seeing patients within our inpatient/outpatient units and behavioral health patients. This position will complement the three current inpatient Music Therapists ensuring that a higher percentage of patients are being seen. Music Therapist must have obtained Board Certified Music Therapy Credentials through the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has taken the community to another level of service to provide care for the growing population of children 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 30 different pediatric specialties.  We have 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including Cardiac ICU), an 85-bed Level IV NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility.  Levine Children’s also has Charlotte’s only Level 1 Trauma emergency room just for kids, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.  LCH has successfully ranked among the “Best Children’s Hospitals” in the nation by US News & World Report for over 15 consecutive years.  Additionally, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital have earned Magnet re-designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet designated health care organizations showcase excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes.  

Atrium Health Levine Children's Jeff Gordon Children’s Center (JGCC) is a 28-bed children’s unit within Atrium Health Cabarrus that serves the surrounding counties to deliver inpatient and sub-specialty care to the pediatric patients of that community. The children’s unit is a general pediatric, Progressive Care, and Epilepsy unit. JGCC is home to the regions only dedicated pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) and is a Level 3 EMU designated by the National Association for Epilepsy Centers. It has also been accredited through The Joint Commission for disease specific certification for Epilepsy. Support services are available to the patients and families we serve with Certified Child Life Specialists throughout the children’s unit and ancillary departments. With an active Family Advisory Council, JGCC continuously evaluates and adapts to the needs of the patients and families we serve. JGCC is a part of Levine Children, which has successfully ranked among the “Best Children’s Hospitals” in the nation by US News & World Report for over 15 consecutive years. 
 

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.