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Massage Therapist, Winston Salem

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 110811
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531085037708-Recreation Therapy


Job Summary: 

Provides comprehensive therapeutic care for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients to ensure positive outcomes.  Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates massage therapy services to facilitate therapeutic outcomes.  Conducts massage and bodywork therapy, which is legally defined as systems of activity applied to the soft tissues of the human body for therapeutic, educational, or relaxation purposes.  Supervises massage therapy students to develop their clinical skills and ensure the delivery of quality client care.


  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent; some college or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Has successfully completed a course of study consisting of a minimum of 500 classroom hours of supervised instruction at a NCBMBT Board-approved school.
  • Intern or work experience in a comparable setting.


Licensure, Certification and/or Registration: 

  • Licensed by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy.


Essential Functions:

  1. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.
  • Following hospital policies and procedures.
  • Following departmental policies and procedures.
  • Contributing to the overall quality of services.
  • Assuming responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures.

       2. Provides client assessment, treatment and evaluation.

  • Ensures client evaluations and treatments are comprehensive, functional, and according to the Standards of Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice.
  • Represents qualification, credentials and professional affiliations accurately, and provides only those services qualified to perform.
  • Inquires as to the health status of each client before treatment to determine whether there are contraindications for the application of massage and bodywork therapy.
  • Informs clients, other health care practitioners and the public of the scope and limitations of the practice of massage and bodywork therapy, and refer clients to appropriate health care practitioners whenever indicated.
  • Provides draping and treatment in a way that ensures the safety, comfort and privacy of the client.
  • Respects the client’s right to refuse, modify or terminate treatment regardless of prior consent given.
  • Provides sound professional judgment in interpreting the evaluation results and establishing an acceptable treatment plan with realistic goals.
  • Encourages clients and significant others to participate in setting goals.
  • Maintains a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for clients and staff.
  • Ensures quality client outcomes.

       3. Maintains accurate documentation.

  • Responds to physician orders within timeframes specified per policy.
  • Responds to all service requests within reasonable timeframe, as specified per policy.
  • Obtains and documents the informed consent of the client before providing treatment.  Informed consent may be given in written or verbal form.
  • Completes written client evaluations, SOAP notes, attendance logs and client/family education per policy.
  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation of program statistics/reports.
  • Maintains client records in a systematic order and documentation is legible.

       4. Meets program financial and productivity standards.

  • Understands budgeted expectations.
  • Utilizes supplies appropriately.
  • Maintains productivity standards.
  • Ensures productivity standards.
  • Adjusts individual schedules to meet client and program situations.

       5. Participates in quality improvement initiatives.

  • Implements quality improvement programs to evaluate service delivery.
  • Researches and suggests evidence based best practices to improve the quality of client care.

       6. Adheres to federal, state, hospital and professional regulations and Code of Ethics.

  • Attends required in-services.
  • Maintains facility areas and equipment in accordance with health, fire and safety regulations.
  • Assures compliance with professional Standards of Practice, competency guidelines, and Code of Ethics.
  • Practices according to guidelines established by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy and The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

       7. Promotes professional development and education.

  • Attends educational meetings and workshops.
  • Reads professional publications.
  • Participates in professional networks and associations.
  • Shares clinical expertise and provides consultation to staff and other health care workers.
  • Represents program on committees and teams.
  • Provides clinical instruction for massage therapy students.

       8. Communicates effectively.

  • Communicates in a professional and timely manner with clients, staff, and external customers.
  • Informs supervisor of issues and resolutions to potential problems.
  • Promotes an open atmosphere of communication.
  • Responds to requests from team members and other staff members.
  • Markets program services to healthcare providers and the general public.

       9. Provides appropriate client care in accordance with age/developmental guidelines.

  • Demonstrates age/developmentally specific knowledge, skills, and abilities for the clients served.
  • Utilizes knowledge of age/developmentally specific data when assessing clients.
  • Interprets age/developmentally specific response to treatment/activity accurately.
  • Communicates information with the client and family in a way that is understood by the consumer.
  • Maintains competence related to age/developmentally specific client care by regularly updating knowledge of growth and development and the aging process.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • CPR certification within probationary period
  • Able to communicate on a professional level with health care providers and the general public.
  • Able to communicate with clients of all age groups and significant others appropriate to their level of comprehension.
  • Has knowledge, clinical skills, and understanding of the client throughout the entire span of life.
  • Has excellent oral/written communication and composition skills.

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