Activity Therapy- Music Therapist

Universal Health Services • New Orleans, LA 70123

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

River Oaks Hospital, located in metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana, is a private psychiatric facility for adults, adolescents and children. Since 1970, River Oaks has established a tradition of excellence in the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders, River Oaks has provided quality treatment to service individuals suffering from mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. Situated on a 14 acre campus, services are available at all levels of care (inpatient, day or partial hospitalization, outpatient, and intensive outpatient).

River Oaks Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented MUSIC THERAPIST. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provides activities and service for all patient population within the assigned groups and area of specific expertise.

* Assesses patient's leisure, social, and recreational abilities, deficiencies, interests, barriers, life experiences, needs, and potential;

* Provides in-depth Music Therapy assessments of each patient where additional information is requested through analysis of the non-verbal medium;

* Establishes relevant and attainable goals for the patient which, reflect the assessment date;

* Plans and assesses patient's progress treatment and discharge needs through attendance at staffing updates;

* Contributes to interdisciplinary treatment plan at initial staffing;

* Demonstrates the knowledge, judgment, and technical skills required to employ activities for patients to develop, maintain, improve, restore, or maximize function and compensation for dysfunction;

* Sets appropriate limits in response to undesirable physical and social behavior;

* Takes initiative to re-evaluate the patient's status at appropriate intervals as indicated by individual needs;

* Deals effectively with a variety of patient diagnoses and age groups;

* Records patient's treatment goals and progress in Activity Therapy on the patient's medical record, and co-signs student intern's documentation;

* Communicates effectively with treatment team member, patients and other hospital staff.


Bachelor degree in a related field; with specialized skills development; (i.e. music, etc.)

Two (2) yrs experience in hospital / psychiatric/ mental health or special developmental needs setting

Certification or registration in area of expertise required

Provide service to all populations while demonstrating the Service Excellence Standards

* Treat Everyone As a Guest

* Demonstrate Professionalism and Excellence in all things I do.

* Practice Teamwork

This opportunity provides the following:

* Challenging and rewarding work environment

* Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries

* Competitive Compensation


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