Nationwide Children's Hospital
This is a contingent position, working as needed
The Massage Therapist is responsible for evaluating pediatric and select adult patients for massage therapy as a result of injury or disease; implementing massage therapy programs and services to meet the clinical needs of patients and families; providing education/in-services for family members, hospital staff, and community regarding the indications and benefits of massage therapy; documenting evaluation results and patient progress, and providing patient and family education. Demonstrates competence defined (*) in Massage Therapy responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care and services to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and selected adult patients.
Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?
The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Childrens Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.
Here, Everyone Matters. Were 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world well never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.
Ask anyone with a Nationwide Childrens badge what they do for a living. Theyll tell you its More Than a Job. Its a calling. Its a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.
Nationwide Childrens Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.
The Massage Therapist supports, communicates, implements and enforces the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures of Children's Hospital.*
1. Evaluates patients (birth through adult) with varied diagnoses to determine appropriateness of massage therapy services; establishes long and short term goals with patient and family involvement; and develops an individualized treatment plan incorporating patient and family needs. *
2. Administers massage therapy treatment to patients to promote relaxation and improve pulmonary function; utilizes stress reduction techniques and other modalities to meet each patient's specific needs and achieve therapy goals; observes progress and/or changes in patient?s condition and modifies treatment plan accordingly. *
3. Educates patient and family on their child's treatment goals and therapy plan; instructs patients and family on massage therapy activities to follow while in hospital or at home; documents instruction; and evaluates ongoing compliance and understanding.*
4. Documents patient's evaluation results, objective status, progress towards goals, treatment plan, and recommendations in compliance with documentation requirements of the hospital and accrediting associations; utilizes appropriate computerized or standardized documentation methods, as applicable to caseload.5. Communicates patient?s status and collaborates with physicians, third-party payors, and relevant healthcare providers.
6. Maintains the administrative functions of individual caseload, including scheduling patients for treatment, entering daily patient charges, and submitting timely documentation to appropriate parties.
7. Recommends and secures patient referrals to community agencies to ensure patient continues to receive needed and appropriate services after discharge.
8. Attends continuing education programs and participates in departmental in-service training programs to enhance professional development.
9. Conducts formal and informal Massage Therapy educational programs for hospital staff, students and community. Delegates to students from accredited programs and unlicensed personnel, supervising care provided.
10. Adheres to the department productivity standards.
11. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Completion of basic Curriculum for Therapeutic Massage from an accredited School of Massage Therapy.
2. Licensure by the State of Ohio Medical Board.
3. Certification in Neuromuscular and Myofascial Massage Therapy preferred.
4. Certification in Newborn Massage Therapy and/or Infant Massage preferred.
5. Previous massage therapy work experience in a hospital and/or pediatric setting preferred or clinical affiliation in the area of pediatrics.
6. Strong interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills required.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Standing/Walking Constantly (67-100%)Independently Lifting/Carrying up to 30 pounds Occasionally (0-33%) Finger Dexterity Constantly Kneeling Frequently (34-66%) Bending/Stooping Frequently Reaching Frequently Talking/Hearing/Seeing Constantly Pushing/Pulling Frequently The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.