Licensed Massage Therapists are responsible, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, for providing massage therapy to patients according to the written physician’s or nursing plan of care. Initiates massage therapy programs and instructs other staff members and family members on these programs and individualized goals for them.
Level of Responsibility:
Licensed Massage Therapists report to the Patient Care Coordinator. They may supervise massage therapy students.
Currently certified as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Personal vehicle for travel, auto insurance, and valid driver’s license.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Licensed Massage Therapists are responsible for the assessment of and intervention to alleviate symptoms related to the muscular-skeletal system and tension.
- Performs assessments, develops therapeutic and functional goals, and evaluates effectiveness of massage therapy for clients.
- Directs and performs massage therapy procedures in consultation with the patient, caregiver, and hospice team.
- Teaches patients, caregivers, and/or families specific massage techniques in order to facilitate their participation in care.
- Advises the Primary Nurse and Interdisciplinary Care Team on the patient’s response to therapy or changes in condition.
- Documents patient’s massage therapy program and response to therapy in the clinical record.
- Provides inservice programs for hospice team as needed, and attends inservice programs.
- Submits all paperwork in a professional, accurate, and timely manner.
- Participates in hospice activities in the community—fundraising events, speaking engagements, etc.
- Maintains professional standards of dress and behavior.
- Maintains a positive work environment by acting and communicating with internal and external contacts in a manner that actively promotes teamwork, problem resolution, and customer satisfaction.
Minimum of one year of direct massage activity with clients/patients.