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Music Therapist - BA

Job ID 85856 Date posted 01/31/2018
  • Facility: Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Foundation Funded Payroll
  • Category: Allied Health Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
This position is located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego County
Variable shift; weekends as needed
This is a Per Diem Position - Hours are given on an as needed by the department basis 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in music therapy
  • Two years music therapy experience, preferably working in health care field
  • Current Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC)
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Master's degree in music therapy

The Music Therapist will work in a diverse medical setting ranging from neonatal intensive care, adult in-patient care, to leading music therapy groups in the behavioral health setting.  The Music Therapist will prepare, implement and evaluate music services with individuals, families and groups to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects. The music therapist is part of the interdisciplinary team, working with the team to coordinate a comprehensive plan of care. Assist in the development and utilization of music therapy materials to educate staff, patients/families, and other professionals regarding music therapy.
The Spiritual Care Department's mission is to promote excellence in providing quality spiritual care, spiritual counseling, spiritual support and crisis intervention to patients, families, visitors and staff at all times.  It is also responsible in maintaining an accredited program of Clinical Pastoral Education through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.  The services the department provides are: Spiritual counseling, Crisis intervention, Spiritual support, Ethics consultation, Clinical Pastoral Education, Community Education, Rituals and Spiritual services for employees, End of Life concerns, Bereavement services and Spiritual/sacramental rituals.  The Spiritual Care Departments are located at 7 facilities throughout the Sharp HealthCare System (Sharp Mary Birch for Women and Newborns, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Mesa Vista & Sharp McDonald's Center, Sharp Chula Vista, Sharp Grossmont and Sharp Coronado).
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds  . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.
As San Diego’s only hospital dedicated to exclusively to women, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns offers a full range of health care services for women at all stages of life – from pregnancy to menopause to healthy aging. More babies enter the world at Sharp Mary Birch than any other hospital in California – about 9,500 each year. Sharp Mary Birch has been recognized as a Magnet® hospital for nursing and patient care excellence, is a certified Baby Friendly birth facility, and its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is recognized among the best in the world.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Physical requirements of position may be discussed at time of interview.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Music Therapist

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