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Music Therapist-CIRU/PRN (as needed)

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  91408

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: In accordance with CMS rules, Children’s requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption.



Provides innovative and creative music therapy for hospitalized pediatric patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. Organizes and provides music therapy services directly to the patients/clients in accordance with physicians' orders and team goals. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of  goal-oriented patient care and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from an American Music Therapy Association accredited college or university


  • Georgia music therapy license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment


  • Experience in volunteering or interning


  • 1 year of experience in music therapy 
  • Experience in a medical and pediatric population environment


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of pediatric age-appropriate treatment and practice
  • Organizational and analytical skills


  1. Demonstrates the ability to provide accurate and timely assessments for patients at all levels of functioning which reflects the whole person. 
  2. Demonstrates the ability to create therapeutic goals as part of the interdisciplinary team appropriate for patients' medical, rehabilitative and/or palliative care.
  3. Demonstrates the ability to plan and deliver therapeutic treatment to ensure the most rapid patient recovery possible, utilizing a variety of evidenced-based music therapy techniques.
  4. Completes necessary documentation in a clear, concise, and timely manner in such a way that meets documentation standards and includes goals understandable to anyone who reads them.
  5. Comprehends and incorporates interdisciplinary goals and ideas into documentation.
  6. Documents family involvement in planning and implementation of treatment plans.
  7. Provides supervision to music therapy students, musician volunteers, and music community partners.
  8. Participates in programming duties of music therapy for area of care, including music therapy equipment acquisition/maintenance, Foundation Relations, music therapy research, and education for staff regarding benefits of music therapy.
  9. Conducts therapeutic intervention via music therapy.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Medical, Music Therapist, Patient Care, Therapy, Healthcare