Massage Therapist

WEST TENNESSEE HEALTHCARE

JOB DESCRIPTION                   

JOB TITLE:          Massage Therapist                                                   

DEPARTMENT:    Wellness Center                    

SUPERVISOR:      Membership Manager

POSITION #:        0441             

 

JOB SUMMARY/SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Massage therapist has the responsibility of providing skilled hands on massage for scheduled members and guests of LIFT Wellness Center.  The massage therapist's role is to use massage therapy to relax overworked and tired muscles, treat pain that results from any number of ailments, aid in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries and to support overall good health.This may include a variety of techniques including Swedish massage, reflexology, deep-tissuemassage, acupressure and sports massage modalities.  Employee is subject to call back and overtime as required by the hospital.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

-The massage therapist is responsible for greeting the client and bringing them to the designated massage area.
-Before the massage begins, the therapist consults with the client and obtains a medical history to determine the massage indications, precautions, contraindications for the massage and to determine the modality needed.
-The massage therapist is responsible for gauging the condition of the client's soft tissues, joint function and quality, range of motion and muscle strength.
-The therapist will propose a specific treatment plan and establish that plan with the consent of the client.
-The therapist is responsible for providing the massage modality and is to instruct the client to let him/ her know of any discomfort. The massage therapist is responsible for respecting the wishes of the client at any time in regards to modification of the treatment plan within the professional parameters as determined by the licensed massage therapist.
-The massage therapist is responsible for communicating with or referring to appropriate medical professionals as needed to provide the proper treatment plan for the client. These professionals may include physician, nurses, physical therapists, dentists,exercise specialists, athletic trainers, or occupational therapists.
-The massage therapist should provide general wellness education to the client within the scope of the therapist's practice which may include posture, body mechanics, stretching, strengtheing or relaxation techniques.
-The massage therapist should maintain written or electronic records of his/ her clients medical history and massage treatments using the SOAP format.

-Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.

 

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

 

EDUCATION:

 High school diploma or equivalent
Graduation from an accredited school of massage therapy

 

 

LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION:

Licensed to pratice massage in the state of Tennessee.
CPR/ AED
Professional liability coverage is recommended

 

EXPERIENCE:

1 year of experience preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Basic computer skills

 

INTERPERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be an attentive listener with the ability to listen to individuals' concerns,  perceived fears and obstacles and their goals in order to work as a team to help that individual meet higher levels of fitness and wellness,
Excellent communication skill ( verbal,nonverbal, and written),good judgement, good problem solving skills, initiative, and must demonstrate common courtesy and respect for others
Outgoing and flexible, willing to adjust schedule as needed to accommodate the needs of the members and guests of the LIFT Wellness Center
Contributes to a positive work environment and the overall team effort of the        department.

 

DIRECTION/SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS:

Reports to the Membership Manager

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Moderate level of muscular endurance, stamina and resistance to muscle fatigue
Sufficient core/ trunk strength to withstand long periods of massage work
Suffiicient multi-limb coordination, arm-hand steadiness and manual dexterity to perform the duties required of a massage therapist
Requires understanding and use of proper body mechanics
Frequent lifting of medium heavy objects
Frequent kneeling, squatting, bending, stooping, walking and standing
Good near vision to enable bodywork in close proximity to the tissues being massaged

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

     

 

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Willing to speak to community, corporate and healthcare groups about massage therapy
Marketing and promoting massage therapy and the wellness center
Ability to recognize a change in a client's cognitive or physical condition and respond accordingly
Participate in community and corporate wellness events and dedicate some volunteer time to promote the wellness center and the field of massage and wellness
Understands and adheres to West Tennessee Healthcare’s compliance standards as they appear in the Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy.
Assumes responsibility for insuring continued professional growth.
The employee is expected to adhere to all WTH policies and procedures.

 

 

 

 

PROTECTED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION:

Minimum Necessary Requirement: This position has access to protected health information as defined in the  category in WTH Management Guidebook Policy 7625.  Employee will maintain confidentiality of protected health information and only access the minimum amount of protected health information necessary to perform job responsibilities.