Music Therapist- per diem

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25981

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AX - Active - Per Diem 

Job Summary

For this position, we are specifically seeking a Music Therapist.

The Creative Arts Therapist Per Diem functions as a member of the healthcare team and is specifically trained as an Art, Music, or Dance/Movement Therapist for the clinical use of creative arts or expressive arts therapy interventions with patients of all ages to promote emotional, social, and physical health and to assist patients/families in their coping with illness, injury, disability, and hospital/healthcare experiences.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assesses, prioritizes, individualizes, and evaluates plan of care based on patient/family developmental, emotional, and coping needs.
  • Provides services to patients or family members in group or individual therapy sessions, using developmentally appropriate art/music/movement experiences to assess and meet psychosocial or physical needs as it relates to their illness and/or medical treatment.
  • Demonstrates, explains and/or provides stress reduction techniques to facilitate adaptive coping.
  • Assists patients and family members in coping with the stresses associated with illness and/or the health care experience through developing therapeutic, supportive relationships which foster a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.
  • Collaborates with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members to integrate goals and plans to promote optimal patient care that is family-centered, developmentally appropriate, psychosocially sound, and in alignment with CHOP’s ICARE values.
  • Demonstrates compliance with patient care documentation and Hospital policies.
  • Serves as a financial steward by implementing cost effective programming, adhering to budget constraints.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s Degree in Music Therapy

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: MT-BC

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of infant, child, and adolescent growth and development.
  • Experience working with infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete duties in a timely and organized manner.
  • Work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others.
  • Perform work according to CHOP policies and procedures, professional standards of care, and applicable laws.
  • Ability to set goals, prioritize, and achieve results in accordance with the highest standards.
  • Provides care with sensitivity and respect.
  • Advances care through development of new ideas and technology.
  • Promotes teamwork to achieve CHOP’s mission.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288




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