To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Using highly developed skills and program ingenuity, the Massage Therapist will provide Massage, Reiki, and Guided Relaxation/Meditation services to patients. The Massage Therapist will ensure medically safe practices and compliance with all YNHHS infection control policies. The Massage Therapist will collaborate closely with the multi-disciplinary clinical care team. Participate with the Integrative Medicine team, which may include research and education related activities. This position will include clinical reporting responsibility to the Manager, Integrative Medicine, and is responsible to adhere to all YNHH and Integrative Medicine Department policies, procedures and mission.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical -
Provide clinical leadership in implementing the delivery of Massage, Reiki, and Guided Relaxation/Meditation services to YNHH patient population upon referral. Use evidence -based techniques to treat patient symptoms. Provide the highest quality of care in the practice of massage therapy. Ensure a safe environment, maintains equipment and supplies in a clean operable and safe manner, and follows institutional infection control policies. Ensures patients comfort and dignity, maintaining proper draping and positioning at all times.
Evaluate and document patient progress related to symptom management and services rendered, based on departmental requirements. Collaborate with multi -disciplinary clinical care team to provide timely access to massage services based on diagnosis, patient need and symptomatology. Reviews chart and current patient condition for appropriateness for treatment and collaborates with clinical team prior to treatment. Obtains informed consent from patient. Discusses the individualized treatment plan with patient & develops with patient, a plan of care including treatment goals for each visit. Explains all procedures and techniques and expectations to patient, providing accurate and honest information about the effects of massage therapy, the scope of practice and limitation of massage. Develop a trusting relationship with patient, families and other team members. Make necessary patient referrals to other YNHH programs and services .
Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies regarding patient confidentiality. Updates medical records documentation in a timely manner. Reports status of supplies and inventory to designated department personnel. Attends Integrative Medicine team meetings and actively participate in a discussion, including presentation of patient cases. Participate in program evaluation process and committee meeting as requested. 2. Research Related Activities -
Work with Manager and Medical Director to develop and implement Massage Practice protocols. Serve on research committees, and participate with educational programming for colleagues. May participate in clinical research including the design and implementation of studies, patient enrollment in clinical trial, data analysis , and writing of manuscripts. Remains current with recent research regarding massage therapy practice , especially in cancer care. 3. Education -
Educates other health care professionals and trainees about Massage, Reiki, and Guided Relaxation/Meditation, by providing lectures and mentoring individuals in clinical settings. Participates in outreach programs, conferences, retreats and other activities as part of program offerings. Maintains required CEU activities/programs. 4. Other duties as assigned.
Completion of a program of study from an accredited school of massage therapy
Minimum of 3 years experience as a CT Licensed Massage Therapist. Experience working in a hospital or out-patient healthcare setting with Oncology patients, Preferred.
CT Licensed Massage Therapist Valid CT Drivers License
Strong communication skills Ability to work independently