, New York

NYU Langone Health




NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital at NYU Langone Health is one of the nation's leading orthopedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopedic program in New York City. The hospital is consistently ranked among the leading orthopedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopedic Surgery, Rheumatology, Neurology, and Radiology. Learn more about NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, and interact with us on  LinkedInGlassdoorIndeedFacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Music Therapist.

In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for providing creative arts therapy program for pediatric or adult patients in assigned area under the general guidance of Supervisor or Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes,implements clinical programs for a designated unit. Ensures that the program is varied to meet the needs of the patients while meeting the guidelines established by the regulatory agencies. Takes steps to correct errors in the delivery of patient care either through direct action or communication to ensure patient safety and delivery. Varies programs in scope and addresses the psychological, cognitive, physical, social, and cultural needs of the patients. Modifies the program when necessary to assure as much independent function as possible.
  • Assesses/re-assesses each patient and develop treatment plans compatible with physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs, interests, and capabilities through interviews and observations of patients and collaboration with other disciplines. Utilizes creative arts techniques to facilitate communication, understanding and coping. Provides guides self expression experiences to help patients recover from and/or cope with physical, cognitive and psychosocial responses to illness/hospitalization. Instructs patients in the use of art and/or music resources and media. Assures completion of patient attendance sheets or alternative report and gives monthly statistics to the department office. Completes patient charting according to unit policies and procedures.
  • Communicates effectively with other professionals, students, patients, and staff by participating in meetings/committees and preparing/updating required reports. Cooperates and communicates with all Medical Center staff patients, their families, and the general public in professional and effective manner. Maintains the confidentiality of all patient, hospital, and physician-related information. Is attentive to others in order to respond appropriately, answer questions, or obtain needed information. Develops a therapeutic and supportive relationship with the patient;maintains an appropriate perspective between personal and professional affairs. Communicates needs and/or concerns to supervisor in professional manner.
  • Incorporates the family when appropriate in order to facilitate the patients care and healing. Provides consultation, education and support to families on the impact of environmental factors on the patients adaptation to hospitalization and treatment. Supports family bonds and utilizes family strength in the care of the patient/family member.
  • Assists with the recruitment, training, and functional supervision of students, aides and volunteers. Participates in the planning and conducting of seminars, symposiums, and educational endeavors sponsored by the department.
  • Assists with ordering and maintenance of stores equipment and supplies. Assists with ordering supplies for unit, as needed. Maintains equipment and the working environment in a neat and orderly manner according to departmental procedures. Requests needed equipment and supplies on a timely basis.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures for the department, the hospital, and outside credentialing agencies including emergency procedures, infection control, etc.
  • Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy or Dance Therapy with skills using variety of art/music equipment and materials. Certified by appropriate professional organization. LCAT or LCAT eligible (must hold current NYS OP temporary permit) required.

Preferred Qualifications:  None.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital at NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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, New York

NYU Langone Health, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of five hospitals—Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Medical Center’s dedicated inpatient orthopaedic hospital; NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a full-service, 450-bed teaching hospital located in Brooklyn, and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the Medical Center. Also, part of NYU Langone is NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history, and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center. The Medical Center’s trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research.