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Clinical Massage Therapist (#1123)

Salary Range:$19.62 to $29.68
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Ineligible
Employment Type:Part Time
Department:Rehabilitation Services
Available To:Public
Description:Klickitat Valley Health is seeking a Clinical Massage Therapist to join our new Wellness & Therapy Center. This part-time position offers 24 hours a week, Monday through Friday.

The primary function of the Massage Therapist is to furnish the highest quality of massage therapy services possible, while providing the patient with a pleasant experience. The Massage Therapist is responsible for assessing the type of massage treatment is appropriate for patient, providing therapeutic and relaxation massage treatments, and providing ongoing treatments that are designed to improve the patient’s functional status in conjunction with the overall treatment objectives. The Massage Therapist recognizes that the responsibilities of this job are patient-centered, and, with that in mind, he/she will render the highest quality of care to each patient.
Duties:1. Performs assessment of the type of massage treatment appropriate for recipient by:
• Coordinating massage schedule and setup in advance of massage session(s) to optimize privacy and quiet for the massage environment.
• Conducting pre-massage interview to assess recipient needs and any special precautions or contraindications related to physical condition and to determine appropriate massage modality.
• Obtaining written parental consent prior to providing massage treatment to minor.
• Administering pre and post massage symptom evaluations as program requires.
2. Provides therapeutic and relaxation massage treatments to produce the following outcomes:
• Reducing muscle tension and pain.
• Reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
• Improving circulation and joint flexibility.
• Promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being.
• Reducing sleeplessness, fatigue or nausea.
3. Performs follow-up to therapeutic massage treatments by:
• Providing appropriate recommendations for self-care to recipient, within the customary scope of practice for a certified massage therapist (e.g., therapist will not recommend medications, herbal/botanical remedies or “energy work” for medical issues).
• Documenting massage and recommendations as required by department policy and procedures.
• Obtaining and maintaining a file of consent forms (if required by department).
4. Maintains knowledge, skill and competence in areas of responsibility by:
• Attending in-services and department meetings; also participating in continuing education and attending conferences as approved.
• Maintaining professional affiliations as appropriate.
• Reading current professional literature and journals
5. Contributes to the overall effectiveness of the department by:
• Completing other job-related duties and projects as assigned.
Working Conditions
1. Massages are provided in a quiet space that varies by location/unit.
2. Chair massages are occasionally in public and/or non-quiet areas such as visitor waiting rooms, staff lounges.
3. Miscellaneous supplies such as face cradle covers, massage lotion and hand sanitizer are provided by KVH.
4. Therapist provides appropriate relaxation music/equipment according to personal preference.
5. Requires the ability to work flexible hours.

Physical Demands
1. Requires the physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position
Qualifications:• The level of knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an accredited massage therapy certificate program requiring minimum 500 hours instruction plus supervised clinical hours.
• Certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and membership with the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or equivalent association.
• Requires current CPR certification or arrangements to be certified within the first three months of employment.
• Current WA Massage Therapist License.
Experience:
• One-year professional massage experience, preferably in healthcare facility (e.g., hospital, hospice, sports clinic or extended care facility).

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

• Requires technical knowledge and expertise necessary to provide therapeutic and relaxation massage treatments to recipients.
• Requires strong knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology to perform and communicate massage assessments and treatments with recipients.
• Demonstrates the interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) necessary to interact effectively with a diverse group of massage recipients in a professional, courteous, friendly and sincere manner.
• Requires the physical ability and stamina to perform essential functions.



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