Hospice Music Therapist On-Call Job

Bloomington, MN, 55420
Dec 20, 2012
Feb 19, 2013
Employment Status
Full Time
Hospice Music Therapist On-Call

Job ID:: 25710
Department:: HOL Administration
City:: Bloomington, MN
Location:: HP - Bloomington 8101 Office Bldg
Position Type:: On Call
Anticipated Work Schedule:: Hours would be between Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm, based on your availability and on-call visit need
Hrs/Pay Period:: 0

Job Description::

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, patients and the community helped us to earn a place on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s List of the Twin Cities Great Places to Work. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity for an On-Call Music Therapist. The Music Therapist develops the Hospice music program and provides services to clients/families by assessing, developing, and implementing a music therapy plan of care, which is coordinated with the hospice interdisciplinary team.


1. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and procedures regarding the Hospice music program and plans of care for hospice patients and families.

2. Conforms to Medicare/Medicaid guidelines.

3. Provides music therapy services that may consist of but not be limited to:

1. Initial assessment and reassessment of patient/caregiver needs relative to a music plan of care.

2. Develops and implements a music plan of care addressing patient/caregiver needs.

3. Observes, evaluates and reports music reactions to interventions as well as changes in patient’s physical or emotional condition.

4. Trains/instructs patient and caregivers in music therapy techniques and promotion of these techniques.

4. Provides in-services to maintain teams’ awareness of the role of the music plan of care in addressing patient/caregiver needs.

5. Participates in interdisciplinary conferences, staff meetings, educational activities, and in-services as requested.

6. Communicates with patients and families, Hospice staff, referral sources, physicians and others.

7. Performs other related duties as required.


* Bachelors or Masters Degree at a college or university accredited by the American Music Therapy Association and completion of an internship.

* Current board certification from the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

* Demonstrated expertise in program development.

* Demonstrated ability to establish rapport quickly with people of all backgrounds.

* Excellent listening and oral and written communication skills.

* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish strong working relationships with interdisciplinary teams.

* Excellent organizational skills.

* Current MN Driver’s License and daily access to reliable, insured vehicle.

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


* Two years experience in developing music programs and plans of care, preferably in a Hospice/Home Care setting.

HealthPartners, nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care, offers a comprehensive benefits package. To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit www.healthpartners.jobs, click on job opportunities and search for Job ID # 25710.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it.


Additional Information

On-call music therapist to fill in for vacations, sick days and an increase in census. Will provide services to hospice patients by assessing developing and implementing a music therapy plan of care in coordination with the hospice interdisciplinary plan of care. Possibility of providing music therapy services to Integrated Home Care on a contract or as needed basis.

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