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Music Therapist- Hospice- Standish at The Care Team in Standish, Michigan

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

The Care Team The care you deserve and the support you need.

Come join our growing team! The Care Team Hospice is looking for a part-time Music Therapist to care for patients in , MI, and surrounding areas. We specialize in providing Home Care and Hospice in the home and facilities. If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply today. A member of the recruiting team will be in contact with you to discuss this opportunity in more detail. At the Care Team we offer:

  • Engaging Company Culture
  • Competitive Compensation
  • 401k with company match
  • Growth from within through training, supportive leadership, and collaboration with the best of the best in your field
  • Independence, Autonomy, and Flexibility!
  • Innovation and industry-leading systems and technology

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: A music therapist is someone who is trained and skilled in music therapy for therapeutic benefits. Music therapy identifies client responses to different styles of music, types of musical experiences, such as improvising or listening, or elements of music, such as tempo and harmony. This position supports The Care Team Hospice's commitment to service excellence. The Music Therapist provides an initial assessment for referred hospice patients, determines therapeutic goals, and works with individuals, family members, and staff to meet these goals using a systematic application of music interventions in the patients homes or alternate community settings.

Additionally, the Music Therapist will:

  • Assess and provide individualized music therapy consultations and services to the patient and/or family.
  • Develop an individualized music therapy plan of care.
  • Uses creative therapeutic activities to improve or maintain mental and physical function and quality of life.
  • Implement the music therapy interventions by the interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Direct and implement legacy projects for patients/families as identified in the plan of care.
  • Direct other care team members in the use of music to achieve individualized care plan goals.
  • Document all services provided to hospice patients and families in the clinical record.
  • Terminate therapy services when appropriate.
  • Support the business development activities of the organization.
  • Provide in-services to hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities as requested and determined appropriate.
  • Support bereavement activities as needed and appropriate.
  • Provide bereavement counseling to family members as identified.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate Hospice memorial services.
  • Facilitate grief support groups as identified by the IDG.
  • Complete documentation timely within 48 hours of visit.
  • Serve as the counselor at IDG meetings, participates in on-call rotation, and assists with sign-ups and consents for newly referred patients if needed.
  • Educate the hospice staff about the role of music therapy and the use of music therapy intervention with hospice patients and staff.
  • The clinical record shall contain notes for each service provided. A clinical note will be completed for each visit made to a patients home (including a private residence, assisted living facility, group homes, or skilled nursing facility) within 48 hours of the visit.


  • Help optimize the capital structure and support strategic initiatives.
  • Maintains the agencys mission, philosophy, and core values.
  • Ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures regarding operations/processes, including but not limited to those regarding patient care, patient complaints, incidents, safety, and emergency management.
  • Always maintains patient confidentiality, including all HIPAA regulations.

Regulatory Requirements

  • Licensed or registered in the State of Michigan.
  • Must pass a criminal background check & MVR check.
  • Completed health statements acknowledging the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Valid state drivers license.
  • Proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Current CPR card; On-line CPR certification accepted; Hands-on CPR certification preferred.
  • TB testing per agency policy; (1 or 2 step TB skin test within 12 months of hire & annual TB symptom screening thereafter).

Industry experience

  • Hospice and Palliative Care certified Music Therapist preferred.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Music with a concentration in Music Therapy and must meet educational requirements to achieve certification from the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy or a Master's Degree in Music Therapy preferred. Previous experience with terminally ill patients/families is highly desirable.
  • Board Certified as a Music Therapist by the Certification Board for Music Therapy preferred.

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