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 – PUBLIC COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (WEST)

Maternity Cover – Part-time, 2 half-days/week (8 hours / week)

Position listed: 28 June 2020 / Closing date: 12 July 2020

The position is at a Public Community Hospital in the Western region of Singapore. This 400-bed Community Hospital offers post-acute and rehabilitative care. It complements care provided by restructured hospitals so that patients who no longer require acute care can recuperate in a setting better catered to their needs. 

In this maternity-cover position, you will be working independently within a multi-disciplinary team, serving mainly the dementia rehabilitation ward. The position is for a minimum period of 3 months (mid-November/December onwards), working 2 half-days (2 x 4 hours) per week. There is a possibility of expansion to permanent locum of 1 half-day (4 hours) per week after Maternity Cover, in which you will be working alongside one other Music Therapist.

Remuneration will be according to experience and market rates for locum work (upwards of $100/hr)

Responsibilities:

Clinical Duties

  • Provide quality and professional Music Therapy services on the Inpatient ward.
  • Obtain referrals and set relevant goals with the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT)
  • Assess patients for suitability of individual (bedside) or group music therapy (cubicle-based)
  • Plan, review and assess therapeutic progress utilising Music Therapy Engagement Scale for persons with dementia (MTED). Guidance will be provided
  • Execute music interventions appropriate for patients with moderate to severe dementia
  • Participation in case conferences, team meetings and family meetings is not compulsory but appreciated when possible
  • Ensure thorough hand over to fellow clinicians, nurses and caregivers post-session
  • Where possible, communicate to patient’s caregivers, tips and strategies on caring for patient
  • Ad-hoc discussion of cases with multidisciplinary team

Administrative Duties

  • Maintain instruments’ repair and state of cleanliness according to hospital standards
  • Send weekly clinical documentation to MDT securely via email, post-session

Education and Training

  • Participate in departmental/hospital-wide in-service trainings when requested
  • Conduct in-service education for other professionals and students
  • Supervise volunteers or Music Therapy students in their clinical placements
  • Give talks/lectures when applicable
  • Where appropriate, carry out service development for expansion of music therapy services, (eg. Outpatient Rehab or Neurology inpatient) in the form of presentations to Medical Board, site-visits and pilot trials (within work-hours)

Requirements:

  • Degree in Music therapy from an accredited institution with current national credentials
  • Prior experience with geriatric population, rehabilitation and/or dementia preferred
  • Advanced Specialised post graduate training is an asset (eg. NMT)
  • Professional registration with Association for Music Therapy Singapore(AMTS) and/or professional organisation of country of training. Preferably both
  • Proficiency with keyboard/guitar, percussion and vocal ability.
  • Familiarity with wide range of music genres, especially Asian repertoire and geriatric population is essential.
  • Ability to converse in Mandarin, Malay, Tamil or Hindhi is essential. Knowledge of other local dialects is an asset (eg. Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Cantonese)
  • Able to work independently with good interpersonal and communication skills

APPLICATION

Interested applicants, please email your CV to fontane.liang@gmail.com.

Candidates’ CVs will be vetted in consultation with the Consultant Geriatrician and Snr Asst. Director of Community Relations. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview via Zoom.

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 2. 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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3. 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