Massage Therapy - Baystate Health

Req#: R28472
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Massage Therapy
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
Shift: First


The massage therapist is a registered/licensed professional who has the responsibility, accountability and authority for providing coordinated, comprehensive care in accordance with the objectives, policies, standards and procedures of Baystate Visiting Nurse and Hospice.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Develops a plan of care which meets the patient's needs and reflects achievable, measurable and expected outcomes. Assesses family dynamics, when appropriate, as it concerns patients.

2) Understands and complies with the rules and regulations governing home health care.

3) Demonstrates knowledge of Agency standards governing massage therapy and communicates them to others. Coordinates care with other disciplines and agencies. Communicates care with team members, other disciplines, patients and their families and the QA/Hospice Supervisor.

4) Completes and submits paperwork such as plan of care, medical update, time logs, and weekly summaries in the time frame established by the Agency. Writes documentation in a complete manner that is reflective of al skilled care provided.

5) Participates in multi-disciplinary case conferences and identifies appropriate cases for consultation and review.

6) Utilizes good interpersonal communication skills with patients and their families, physicians, providers and other agencies.

7) Teaches patients/families/caregivers the principles of the treatments provided.

8) Responds to referrals in a timely fashion and deals with problems in order of priority. Shows flexibility and creativity in responding to referral and patient needs created by emergencies, scheduling changes and adverse conditions.

9) Analyzes a situation and develops an appropriate plan.

10) Demonstrates an organized approach to time and tasks. Sets priorities in work, separates emergency, unexpected crisis interventions from regular work flow and completes assignments within required timeframe with minimal supervision or need for follow up.

11) Work assignments reflect completeness, attention to detail and 95% accuracy.

12) Knows location and proper use of fire equipment, follows emergency procedures and reports hazardous, unsafe environmental conditions to appropriate person or department.

13) Establishes productive working relationships with Agency staff and demonstrates understanding of their patient care roles and functions, utilizing proper channels of communication with Agency staff.

14) Orients new staff to the role of Massage Therapist.

15) Supports Agency mission by adhering to standards of practice related to social work and bereavement. Attends Agency meetings as required, including staff meetings and clinical meetings.

16) Maintains CEUs required for licensure and attends educational programs to maintain or increase knowledge in present position, e.g. seminars and workshops.

17) Participates in QA and Improvement activities and continually evaluates patients and utilizes feedback from quality studies in improving own practice.

18) Maintains confidentiality.

19) Attends mandatory in-services per Agency policy, e.g. Safety Modules, Hazardous Materials.

20) Complies with annual and/or other employee health requirements.

Required Work Experience: 

1) 1 year

2)  Knowledge with the philosophy and programs of home health agencies

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Excellent communication and organization skills

2)  Interacts with all levels with tact and diplomacy

3)  Able to work independently

4)  Takes initiative in completing tasks

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Certificate: Massage Therapy (Required)


Driver License – Other, Licensed Massage Therapist – Other

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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