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University of Utah Health Music Therapist - Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), PRN hours in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) is seeking a PRN Music Therapist to join our dynamic Expressive Therapy team!

This position provides therapeutic and evidence-based interventions in order to meet the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of patients by a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).

This position is responsible for developing treatment plans, implementing and evaluating music therapy interventions, and ensuring safe and appropriate therapeutic services are provided.

This position requires:

  • Bachelors degree in music therapy or a Music Therapy equivalency.

  • Board certification (MT-BC) through the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

It's been a winning 11 years...

University of Utah Health was ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes in 2018 and again in 2019 , and is the only health care provider from the state of Utah to receive the designation.

University of Utah Health credits its employees for its national ranking as a Top 10 Academic Medical Center for quality and safety for 11 consecutive years!

In addition to its placement on the top 10 list, U of U Health also ranked 2nd in Vizient’s Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Awards in 2020. This is the fifth year in a row the U has ranked in the top five in this category.

The University of Utah Hospital also received the award for the Best Hospital in Utah in 2018 and 2019!

And according to Becker's Hospital Review, analysis on ranking and award agencies for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction, University of Utah Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 great hospitals in America four years in a row.

In November 2019, the Huntsman Family announced a commitment of $150 million to UNI to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. The institute is expected to become a nationally-recognized leader in research, care, education and community outreach—and a model for other states to follow.

In our 2020 employee engagement survey results:

• 99% of our employees were proud to tell people they work here!

• 99% of our employees would recommend us to family and friends who need care!

• 98% of our employees would recommend this as a good place to work!

These are fantastic statistics on their own, and are more than 30 percentage points higher than the national average. And OUR PEOPLE are the reason for these remarkable figures.

Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention, and a stronger culture of safety. It’s a great place to work and live, and the nation is taking note!

Responsibilities

  • Use music therapy interventions to treat patients according to individualized treatment plan.

  • Develop and implement individualized treatment to meet the needs of each patient and therapeutic milieu served.

  • Performs assessments to determine deficits, strengths, functioning needs, and precautions addressable through music therapy.

  • Determine role of music therapy in treatment, establish treatment goals, and formulate interventions strategies based on assessed needs.

  • Systematic evaluation of therapy results, documentation, and patient discharge planning.

  • Participate as active member of the treatment team.

  • Participate within department/unit for service delivery, quality improvement initiatives, and policies and procedures.

  • Evaluate and assist in procurement of needed resources.

  • May assist in orientation, supervision, and professional development of new staff, students, and music therapy interns.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Ability to articulate the purpose, goals, function, and value of music therapy to patients, families, and interdisciplinary treatment team.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Care is appropriate to the population served.

  • Ability to implement the proper treatment interventions for individual patients based on assessed needs and limitations. The incumbent communicates with patients and families regarding the program structure and treatment plan and monitors the patient's progress making modifications to services as needed. The incumbent is required to abide by established hospital policies and procedures.

  • In performing daily work responsibilities with patients, the incumbent must constantly monitor safety and be able to foresee problems before they become a crisis. It may be required to address and resolve crisis situations involving patients.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit(s). The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelors degree in music therapy or a Music Therapy equivalency.

  • Board certification (MT-BC) through the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Master's degree in music therapy.

  • Two years related experience.

  • Utah State Certified Music Therapist (SCMT) acquired through DOPL.

  • Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card through the American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 44402
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type PRN
Shift Variable
Work Schedule PRN hours / as needed
Location Name Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI)
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UNI CST 93H EXPRESSIVE THERAPY
Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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