Recruitment – Career Opportunities in Singapore

Are you a professional music therapist with internationally recognized credentials such as MT-BC (USA), HPC (UK), RMT (Australia/Canada), RMTh (NZ) who is interested in opportunities in Singapore?  Please apply directly to the openings posted below. Kindly direct questions or broken links to musictherapy.sg@gmail.com

1. Music Therapist – ST. LUKE’S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Full-time / Part-time, Permanent

Position listed: 26 May 2020

St Luke’s Hospital is a 243-bedded community hospital of excellence committed to providing compassionate and quality care, with a multi-disciplinary approach including medical, nursing and rehabilitative care.

We strongly encourage and support our staff in continuous education and professional development. Remuneration will be according to experience and market rates. Career opportunities await suitable candidates.

In the current rehabilitation department, you would be joining one current Music Therapist. We are inviting suitably qualified candidates to apply for a full time/part time position of Senior Music Therapist / Music Therapist.

Responsibilities:

Clinical Duties

  • Provide quality and professional Music Therapy services at Inpatient and Outpatient Services. These include but are not limited to individual and group music therapy
  • Plan, review and assess progress with clear documentation
  • Set relevant goals and objectives with the patient and their caregivers (where applicable)
  • Execute music interventions to improve patient care such as expression, attention, mood, participation, reduction of undesirable behaviour, relieve symptoms, enhance spiritual or psychological comfort as well as assist in gross/fine motor and communication deficits
  • Provide clinical reports and records on the following according to hospital standards:
  1. Initial assessment
  2. Review and subsequent assessments
  3. Therapy goals
  4. Weekly review therapy plan
  5. Treatment updates
  6. Discharge planning (with measure outcomes)
  • Participate in case conferences, team meetings and family meetings
  • Carry out proper hand over when required
  • Ensure safety measures to protect patients during therapy
  • Communicate to patient/family member to enhance therapy care, skill application and promote therapeutic carry over after therapy session
  • Discuss cases with multidisciplinary team
  • Develop and implement more appropriate treatment plans and new/modified programs when necessary

Administrative Duties

  • Responsible for daily billing
  • Organize caseload coverage and work distribution
  • Document and report incident when necessary

Education and Training

  • Supervise music therapists (MTs) and newly joined MTs (if needed)
  • Participate in departmental in-service training
  • Conduct in-service education for other professionals and students
  • Teach and supervise volunteers or Music Therapy students in their clinical placements
  • Give talks/lectures when applicable
  • Participate in research activities, if any undertaken
  • Develop new programs to improve care

Requirements:

  • Candidates should possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy from an accredited institution with national credentials: e.g. MT-BC(USA), HCPC (UK), RMT (Australia & Canada), RMth (NZ) and IACAT (Ireland)
  • Have prior experience with geriatric rehabilitation and dementia. NMT training an asset.
  • Proficiency with keyboard, guitar, percussion and vocal ability and familiarity with wide range of music genres (familiarity with Asian repertoire and geriatric population is an asset).
  • Respect a wide range of cultural or spiritual practices and beliefs
  • Able to work independently with good communication and documentation skills
  • Must have an interest to work with the elderly in a hospital environment
  • Ability to communicate in vernacular languages is an asset

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email your application with a detailed CV and academic transcripts directly to hr@stluke.org.sg.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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2. Music Therapist – ST. ANDREW’S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Full-time / Part-time, Permanent

Position listed: 28 Nov 2019

St Andrew’s Community Hospital is a service of St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH).  SAMH was founded in 1913 by Dr Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, wife of the then Bishop of Singapore, to meet the medical needs of poor women and children with no access to health care.

Today,  St. Andrew’s Community Hospital (SACH) continues that mission of shining Christ’s light into the darkness of disease, pain and suffering by providing rehabilitative, post-acute and palliative inpatient care, as well as community care (outpatient clinic, centre-based rehabilitation and daycare and homecare).

Located in Simei and partnered with Changi General Hospital (CGH),  the hospital is expanding its services to meet the growing needs of the community.  We invite you to join our team as a music therapist (full-time/part-time):

Responsibilities:

  • Implement music therapy programmes that meets patient’s needs based on best practices
  • Organise and implement daily workflow to ensure optimal utilisation of resources
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary team, offering co-treatment where appropriate

Requirements

  • Degree in Music therapy from an accredited institution with current national credentials
  • Minimum 3 years of clinical experience preferably in a healthcare setting
  • Advanced Specialised post graduate training is an asset
  • Professional registration with Association for Music Therapy Singapore(AMTS) or professional organisation of country of training, preferably both
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills and willing to impart professional knowledge to colleagues, patients and care givers
  • Ability to converse in major dialects or Malay is an advantage

APPLICATION

Email: applyto@sach.org.sg