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Music Therapist

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth Category: Therapy & Rehabilitation Job ID: JR22764 Date posted: 05/25/2023
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:


Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

32hpw; Day Shift; Monday- Friday

Job Description:


- Assists in assessment, development and planning to empower and meet the needs of medically fragile children and their siblings by promoting play, expressive techniques, education, developmental and psychosocial support

-After assessment of the child, the music therapist utilizes signing, moving to and/or listening to music

within a therapeutic relationship to improve comfort, fine and gross motor skills, coping skills and enhanced communication

-Creates treatment plans and documents any clinical changes resulting from her/his interventions

-Advocates for child and family needs and promotes their leadership and

involvement within a complex health care system

-Helps parents prepare and help their children prepare for anticipated events and


-Acts as a resource to the Interdisciplinary Team in understanding age appropriate needs and responses to stress and fear

-Advocates for self-care to promote coping for patients and families

-Plans for ways of improving hospital experiences, peer relationships and school


-Acts as a reference for the IDT and families on children’s rights and family responsibilities

-Participates in Pediatric Palliative Care orientation and in in-service training programs

-Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences and facilitates discussion of issues from caseload for full discussion, consultation and evaluation.

-Acts as liaison between Agency and other health care and hospital staff

-Performs other responsibilities and duties as appropriate

-Documents and maintains up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur in the plan of care

Utilizes expressive therapy techniques to facilitate bereavement and support groups for adults and children

-Works flexible schedule, including weekends to meet patient and family needs

Education/Experience Required:

Minimum of (5) Years’ experience in working with medically fragile and/or emotionally complex children, adults and families

Master’s degree in Music Therapy

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of developmental stages and related interventions

Knowledge of the range of emotional reactions to disabilities and life-threatening illness

Knowledge of palliative and hospice practice


Board Certification in Music Therapy

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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