Berkshire Healthcare Massage Therapist, Hospice / Per Diem in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Responsible for providing massage therapy to patients according to the team’s written plan of care. As deemed appropriate, provide limited instruction in massage therapy for family care givers.

/Essential Job Functions/

  • Performs assessments to determine therapeutic and functional goals for patients.

  • Performs massage therapy procedures in consultation with the patient, caregiver, and hospice team.

  • Provides report to the team on the patient’s response to therapy or changes in condition.

  • Attends interdisciplinary team meetings as requested.

  • Provides in-service programs for hospice team as requested.

  • Maintain and complete required charting, records, and reports.

  • Continual program development and evaluation of massage therapy services.

  • Be flexible in meeting patient/family needs that require evenings and weekends.

  • Participate in agency committees and functions as requested and appropriate.

_Qualifications:_

/Experience:/

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a massage therapist in a clinical setting including hospital, nursing home, or outpatient services

  • Experience with terminally ill patients preferred

  • 1-2 years of experience in a hospice setting preferred.

/Education and Training/:(Acquired through formal education, outside study, training on jobs of lesser degree, or by any combination of these. May be expressed in terms of formal educational equivalents):

  • Current with ongoing training and Massachusetts licensure: Massage Therapist

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.

  • Proficient in massage therapy

  • Proficient in utilizing massage therapy techniques to assist the patient and family with the following:1.Pain, discomfort; 2.Anxiety, restlessness, respiratory difficulties, insomnia; 3.Depression, emotional outlet; 4.Lack of support system, isolation; 5.Anticipatory grief, multiple losses.

  • Ability to create a safe environment

  • Understanding and working knowledge of the differences between adult’s and children’s reaction to grief and life threatening situations.

/License, Certification & Registration/:

  • Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.

  • Current Massachusetts licensure: Massage Therapist

  • Valid driver’s license

HospiceCare in The Berkshires is proud to be an affiliate with Berkshire Healthcare Systems (BHCS), a midsize healthcare, senior care, and senior living company. BHCS is a leader among non-profit, post-acute care providers in Massachusetts. Large enough to have all of the senior services you need, yet small enough to care with that personal touch that makes all the difference. We own or operate 14 rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts; Kimball Farms, a lifecare, continuing care retirement community in Lenox, Massachusetts; Linda Manor Assisted Living in Leeds; and for those with life limiting illnesses, HospiceCare in the Berkshires and Hospice of Franklin County.

  • Berkshire Healthcare Systems and all its affiliates are equal opportunity employers.