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Home Care Music Therapist

Home Care Music Therapist

Job ID 2016-46422
Location Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 2
Category Allied Health
State Florida Zip Code 33309
Position open 3-28-16

Overview: VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 47 hospice programs in 16 states and the District of Columbia. (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 11,788 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 34 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. VITAS served more than 78,000 patients throughout all of 2014. The name, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs), is derived from the Latin word for lives. It symbolizes the VITAS mission: To preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live.

The Music Therapist plans, organizes, and directs medically prescribed music therapy activities as part of psychosocial and physical treatment of patients and their families to influence behavioral and psychological changes.

• Develops treatment plan, using individualized needs assessment, depending on goal of therapy.
• Instructs patients individually or in groups in prescribed instrumental or vocal music and music projective techniques such as guided imagery, progressive relaxation, or awareness of conscious feelings.
• Studies and analyzes patients’ reactions to various experiences and adjusts care plan as needed.
• Documents visits and other activities on VITAS documentation.
• Participates in team meetings as requested.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of two (2) years prior relevant experience in a healthcare setting. Hospice experience preferred. Board certification (MT-BC) by certification board for music therapists (CBMT).

Education: Bachelor’s degree in music therapy from an accredited institution approved

For more information about this position contact:

Thomas A. Dalton LMHC, MT-BC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Board Certified Music Therapist
Music Therapy Internship Director
VITAS Healthcare, Broward


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