Perform routine and as-needed group and individual Music Therapy sessions utilizing resident-preferred music as a means to promote resident reminiscence, socialization, exercise (when applicable), relaxation, and alleviation of sun-downing symptoms and other forms of anxiety or distress. Demonstrate, promote, and maintain an atmosphere of warmth and dedication resulting in a harmonious relationship between activities department personnel, residents, family members and other departments.
Provide group sessions to various areas of the facility, including Memory Care, Health Care Center, and Assisted Living to provide residents with the following clinical benefits: Reminiscence, Socialization, Exercise, Relaxation, Sun-downing treatment
Provide individualized sessions for various residents throughout all areas of the facility to provide the residents with the following clinical benefits: Live or recorded music based upon resident’s preferences, Emotional expression and management, Goal development and execution/task management, Sun-downing treatment, Reminiscence, Socialization
Organize and lead thematic groups for various musical performances within the facility for performance occasions (holidays, church services, birthdays, dedications, etc). Themed groups include but are not limited to the following: Choir, Chime choir
Ongoing expansion, organization, and maintenance of music equipment, sheet music,and other resources. Ongoing assistance with the establishment and execution of the Music and Memory Initiative. On-call availability during working hours to hold individual sessions with residents on an as-needed basis.
Seek ongoing professional development opportunities. Examples include: attendance at conferences and trainings, and membership in professional organizations for the purpose of further developing job-related skills.
Sanitize instruments for resident use after they are used by a resident. Sanitize other instruments, carts, and supplies that receive regular usage from the Music Therapist and other Activities Staff.
Document attendance and general participation type (active, passive, etc.) of the residents for group and individual sessions and other activities as assigned.
Report observed resident health concerns, suspicions of abuse or neglect (to be reported to a charge nurse, the nurse manager, VP of Clinical Services, or to the President/CEO), or other concerns about the resident to the nursing staff.
Understand and protect Residents Rights and privacy according to facility regulations as well as HIPAA and other state and federal regulations. Perform other duties as assigned.
Maintain ongoing education by attending in-service trainings and completing continuing education and training courses as assigned.