Massage Therapist- Per Diem

    • Job Tracking ID: 512088-652280
    • Job Location: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Per Diem
    • Date Updated: October 05, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Journey Hospice is a new program of LSMNJ, and as with all Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey programs and services, Journey Hospice provides compassionate care to people—together. Journey Hospice serves people of all backgrounds, faiths, and ages experiencing loss and life-limiting illness. At this time, Journey Hospice provides its services in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.

LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and hospitality, regardless of religious background through a diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human care needs.

We are seeking employees that share those same values and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

We are seeking a Massage Therapist, on an as needed basis, to work with our clients.

According to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state, federal and accreditation regulations and under the general supervision of the Administrator, the Massage Therapist (MT) provides palliative massage therapy services to Hospice patients on an as-needed basis in accordance with the individual patient’s needs and goals in accordance with the Hospice plan of care. The MT must have knowledge and understanding of a patient’s illness or injury and the ability to assess these needs and plan appropriate interventions. The role of the MT is to work as part of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to assist the patient in achieving his/her optimum goals.

Experience and Skills:

Basic Qualifications

Education/Training/Certifications: Must possess education for licensure as a massage therapist approved by an accredited organization: The American Massage Therapy Association, The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, The Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and The American Massage Therapy Association.

Massage Therapist licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Massage Therapy in accordance with N.J.S.A. 45:9-37.11 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 13:39A.

Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with New Jersey requirements.

Skill(s): Must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor and is be able to communicate effectively and relate courteously and cooperatively with patients, caregivers, colleagues, supervisors, co-workers and all others.

Must be able to demonstrate optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to work constructively with other health care team members and reflect concern for the well being of patients and employees.

Interact with all staff in a positive and motivational fashion supporting the mission and vision of the organization.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years experience as a massage therapist.

Hospice/home health experience preferred.

Must demonstrate the ability to be able to work within a multidisciplinary team setting.

Understanding of Hospice philosophy and needs of terminally ill.

LSMNJ is an equal opportunity employer.