Music Therapist

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

ID: 7162202
Posted: August 16, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The music therapist plans and implements a comprehensive music therapy assessment, treatment, and evaluation plan inclusive of interventions under the Scope of Practice of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). These interventions can include (but are not limited to) those that fall under the receptive, re-creative, improvisatory and composition domains. Music therapy services aim to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional and psychosocial well-being of individuals, groups, and families at Michigan Medicine?s C.S. Mott Children?s Hospital in support of the mission and goals of the Department of Child and Family Life. Working under the direction of the Sophie?s Place Studio Manager, who holds the MT-BC credential, and in accordance with the medical orders of referring physicians and interdisciplinary team care plans, the music therapist chooses materials and interventions appropriate to their patients? individual needs and designs sessions to achieve therapeutic goals using a strengths-based approach.

Mission Statement
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world?s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
2:1 Match on retirement savings
Demonstrate proficiency in all music therapy clinical competencies and standards of clinical practice as defined by the American Music Therapy Association.

Plan, implement, evaluate, prioritize and modify music therapy treatment plan to meet biopsychosocial needs of patient, based on assessment, patient interests, developmental level, objectives of therapy, and medical orders using a strengths-based approach. Facilitate broad ranges of expression through non-verbal means, as well as verbal dialogue.

Support patients and families in coping with stresses associated with health care experiences through the development of therapeutic and supportive relationships.

Advocate for patient and family-centered care through communication, involvement, and empowerment of patients and family members.

Document treatment plans/outcomes for patients within the electronic medical record as required by department guidelines and professional standards.

Provide a physically and emotionally safe, therapeutic and healing environment for patients, families and staff. Participate in patient related programming and events.

Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care that is family-centered, developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and psychosocially sound. Regularly attend and participate in medical, multidisciplinary and psychosocial team meetings.

Co-treat and refer patients and families to multidisciplinary services and community resources as needed.

Maintain and order musical instruments, supplies, and equipment as needed.

Develop resources and/or programs to support clinical unit or patient population.

Assist with orientation of new staff.

Provide clinical training and supervision for music therapy practicum students and interns as assigned.

Orient and supervise volunteers and participate in education for Michigan Medicine and visiting students.

Develop and facilitate ongoing formal and informal education and orientation for unit and multidisciplinary team on availability and provision of music therapy.

Remain abreast of current developments in the music therapy profession and participate in professional development to enhance clinical knowledge and skills. Professional involvement with the American Music Therapy Association is highly encouraged.

Act as a change agent and advance care through the development and introduction of new clinical information, programs and technology. Participate in research or quality improvement opportunities when applicable.

Seek ways to improve processes and advance music therapy through active participation and advocating in interdisciplinary team meetings and committees.

Work with C.S. Mott Children?s Hospital Development department, community and donors to secure and maintain philanthropic support for music therapy and Sophie?s Place. Serve as a financial steward by implementing cost effective programming.

Represent Child and Family Life and music therapy and manage clinical responsibilities on evenings, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

Actively participate in monthly clinical team and committee meetings (i.e., departmental, multidisciplinary).

Exemplify Michigan Medicine?s values related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Adhere to Child and Family Life team norms.

Engage in department mentorship program. Additional mentorship is encouraged.

Perform other duties as assigned.