To provide medical massage as a team member of CSVRMC Holistic Health & Wellness through the delivery of appropriate, ethical, competent, and evidence based massage therapy services. This PRN position develops and promotes wellness opportunities (on an individual, as well as group program basis) for patients and CSV employees, and collaborates with all other departments health-system wide, all according to safe practice. This position participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings at Holistic Health & Wellness.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Licensed as a Massage Therapist in the State of New Mexico.
SKILLS: Skillful in multiple Massage Techniques (Medical, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, neuromuscular, reflexology) with the ability to tailor treatments based on a variety of medical conditions presented by patients with comorbidities. Specialized training in oncology massage preferred with the ability to assess and treat a diverse cancer patient population. Effective communication skills and physical assessment skills required. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary medical team, and recognize the strengths and limitations of massage therapy as a complimentary treatment modality. Needs to be able to read and write English.
EXPERIENCE: One year of full time massage experience required with clinical experience in medical massage preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director of Integrative Medicine
- Bloodborne pathogen: A
Requires knowledge and practice of safety standards regarding massage therapy and communicable disease.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sitting, standing, stooping, walking for at least an eight hour shift. Heavy lifting (greater than 75 lbs.) may be required. Ability to have good manual dexterity and be able to give massage therapy for one half hour to one and one half hour treatments.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.