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Hospice Massage Therapist - PT

Company: EveryStep
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Part-time position split between Des Moines Metro and Kavanagh House teams. Purpose:Manually manipulates soft tissues and muscles of a patent in a facility or private home to assist in managing pain and increase the patient's comfort level during the end-of-life process with the scope of practice.Responsibilities:In consultation with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), evaluates a patient to determine the best treatment plan in accordance with the patient's needs, capabilities and physical tolerance.Manually manipulates muscles and soft tissues to relieve pain and stress.Uses warm compresses or vibratory devices as needed to aid the massage technique. Observes, evaluates, documents and reports the patient's response to the massage treatment and to therapeutic changes.Coordinates the massage therapy treatment plan with other therapy treatment provided by other treatment team members.Maintains a calm and soothing environment during treatment.Documents accurate and ongoing patient information, with in the patient medical record. All documentation is complete according to organizational, and professional standards. All documentation is completed as it occurs.Actively participate in team meetings, committees and quality improvement planning and processes.Takes part, when possible, to meet a patient/family's need for continuous care in time of crisis.Minimizes non-productive time and slow periods with activities to prepare to meet the future needs of the agency.Assists patients, family members and all contacts according to the general performance standards, demonstrating organizational values with all interactions. Coordinates community resources and other agency disciplines participating in patient care.Maintains ongoing effective communication with other hospice personnel involved with patient care. This may involve formal and informal meetings outside of IDG.Participates in hospice and community health programs as required to promote the growth and understanding of the hospice philosophy, including but not limited to, hospice education presentations.Qualifications:Must be licensed to provide massage therapy in the state of IowaMandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult abuse training certification (within 30 days of hire)Must have valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation if driving is requiredSuccessful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background checkWorking Conditions:Physical requirements: Light work, sitting most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a small amount of force constantly to move objects.Stooping, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Talking, Fingering (picking, pinching, typing, etc.)Hearing, Grasping (applying pressure with fingers and palm),Repetitive motions, Feeling (perceiving size, shape, texture, temperature by touching),Visual acuity (field of vision for analyzing data, viewing computer, using measurement devices, operating machines, determining accuracy or neatness, and/or making general observations)Physical activities: bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, fingering and gripping and reachingEnvironment: Work is primarily performed in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potentialTravel: Required between locationsTime: Work hours based on patient-driven census modelThese characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.EveryStep is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of age or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability to perform the work required.About EveryStepOne of Iowa's oldest nonprofits, EveryStep has provided health care and community services since 1908. Our team of experts are driven by a single purpose - to care for people and connect them with support at every step of their journey. Each year, we help thousands of Iowans cope in times of crisis and move forward with stability, dignity, and hope.The diversity and breadth of our programs ensure that we can meet a variety of needs at once and provide ongoing assistance over time. More than 30 programs and services:Deliver in-home care to people who are ill, injured, or facing the end of lifeOffer compassionate support to families experiencing grief and lossAssist new and expecting parents and support the healthy development of young childrenHelp Iowans navigate complicated health care and social systemsWalk alongside refugees and immigrants arriving in our communityBring wellness services to places where people areServing Iowa from 11 locations, nearly 400 employees and hundreds of volunteers are committed to EveryStep's mission: We empower individuals, support families, and strengthen communities. There is at least one EveryStep program available to residents in every Iowa county. Every program is important and contributes to our mission.EveryStep is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of age or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability to perform the work required.

Keywords: EveryStep, Des Moines , Hospice Massage Therapist - PT, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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