Full Job Description
The primary purpose of the Massage Therapist position is to provide evidence-based inpatient and outpatient oncology massage services to MD Anderson patients and caregivers. Ensures medically safe practices and compliance with all center and institutional policies.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Clinical Care Ensures a safe environment, maintains equipment and supplies in a clean, operable, and safe manner, and follows center and institutional safety guidelines. Reports status of supplies/inventory to designated center personnel. Wears appropriate attire or lab coat during practice. Accurately verifies the MD/APP order. Reviews chart for contraindications/precautions for treatment and, if present, reports to physician/nurse before procedure. Administers and evaluates patient questionnaires. Reviews and assesses medical history. Explains procedure to the patient and obtains consent when needed. Assists patients in positioning or getting on/off the table if needed. Performs physical exam and reviews symptoms pertinent to the procedure. Keeps patient comfortable and maintains proper draping at all times. Observes/assesses a patient for any unexpected and/or undesirable physical/emotional reactions, suspends treatment, provides appropriate intervention, reports to physician/nurse, and documents adverse events as indicated. Develops a plan of care including treatment goals for each visit. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies. Maintains infection control policies at all times. Documents and bills in an accurate and timely manner. Attends and contributes to interdisciplinary team meetings as schedule allows and actively participate in the discussion including presentation of patient cases. Participates in program evaluation processes and committee meetings as requested. Other duties as assigned.
Education Educates patients, caregivers, and staff members on oncology massage. May create continuing education opportunities to enhance the skills and knowledge of registered therapists in the area of oncology massage. Provides in-service education and orientation to healthcare professionals in the application of oncology massage as needed. May participate in outreach programs, conferences, retreats, and other activities as part of program offerings.
Research-related activities Familiar with recent research regarding massage, especially in cancer care. May participate in clinical research including the design and implementation of studies, patient enrollment in clinical trials, data analysis, and writing of manuscripts. Administers questionnaires per-center guidelines.
Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience Required: One year experience as a licensed massage therapist in a corporate or community setting. Licensure as a Massage Therapist from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Experience Preferred: 6 months in an inpatient hospital setting, Basic knowledge of oncology patient care, physical effects, related treatments, and how to modify massage treatment accordingly, Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Completion of Foundational Oncology Massage Training, Basic knowledge of healthcare clinical operations and ability to establish effective working relationships, Ability to speak Spanish
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 137497
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000
Science Jobs: No