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Music Therapist

Job ID: 114364
Location: Butner, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Youth Behavioral Health Hospital (YBH) is a 54-bed, 24-hour, locked psychiatric facility located in Butner, North Carolina. There will be four units dedicated to serving children and adolescent with mental health diagnoses, dual diagnosis, substance misuse and complex behaviors. YBH philosophy is grounded in a milieu-based, trauma-informed and therapeutic setting. This facility aims to serve patients with a complex history, including aggression and psychosis. Safety is the key component of the care provided as well as introduction of positive coping skills, healthy living and positive leisure activities. Therapy services will work among a large interdisciplinary team including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Nursing Services. 

Summary:
Plans, coordinates and implements Music Therapy interventions in accordance with JCAHO standards and with hospital and department policies.  Facilitates and carries out treatments designed for pain management, development of coping skills to deal with illness, injury or diagnosis of a disease.


Responsibilities:
1. Consults with team members related to the use of music to meet the individual patient needs. Plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates specialized programs for specific clinical service areas.
2. Evaluates patient progresses towards treatment goals and responses to treatment interventions, and adapts as necessary. Facilitates techniques for pain management, development of coping skills to deal with illness, injury or diagnosis of disease.
3. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities in accordance with JCAHO standards and with hospital and department policies. Participates in the design and implementation of research projects conducted in the Department.
4. Plans for all needed musical resources and coordinates program scheduling with co-workers and other disciplines. Participates in outreach activities related to the Music Therapy program.
5. Plans, creates, and conducts individualized music therapy interventions for patients taking into account specific patient needs and interests, resources needed and appropriate health, safety, infection control and risk management procedures to assure patient safety and therapeutic/rehabilitative benefit.
6. Receives physicians orders and individually assesses/evaluates patients in order to prescribe appropriate treatment interventions. Analyzes assessments, medical history, allied health disciplines evaluations, and patient interview and formulates treatment plan for patient.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy or related field which includes an internship.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Certified Music Therapist by the Board of Music Therapists.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One (1) year of experience in the field of Music Therapy.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH YBH Recreational Therapy

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $20.88 - $30.02 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: Butner:NC:27509

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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