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This position assists the healthcare provider in providing massage to patients and provides direct massage therapy services to staff, patients or visitors at their request, following the established protocol.
- Administers massage therapy treatments within the scope of practice of massage therapy. Adjusts treatment given based on the patient’s condition and response to treatment.
- Provides massage when requested and as outlined by a provider’s orders.
- Educates the patient about the treatment provided.
- Documents treatments, and summarizes financial and volume information. May implement research assessments for evidence-based outcomes. May deposit payments.
- Carries out treatment within the plan developed by medical providers under general supervision.
- May present information publicly on the benefits of massage and available services.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
- Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
- Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
- Ability to interact appropriately with customers in a complex, challenging environment and work with providers in job situations not previously defined; promotes the value of massage therapy to a wide range of customers.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize situations that can be handled independently verses those that need to be referred to other providers or the manager.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit.
- Demonstrated principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
- Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
- Current licensure to practice as a Massage Therapist in the State of Utah.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
- Experience working with multiple modalities including: Craniosacral therapy, energy work, Jin Shin Jyutsu, lymphatic drainage, and medical massage.
- Five years of experience.
- Multilingual capabilities.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
- This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.