Massage Therapist

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7144696 (Ref:10021455)

Posted: May 11, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913, City of Hope has grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis for numerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope’s affiliated family of organizations includes Translational Genomics Research Institute and AccessHopeTM. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary:

Under leadership supervision, provides massage therapy services to City of Hope patients as appropriate and upon referral by a Physician. This position will focus on providing direct patient care. As a licensed massage therapist, will collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team including but not limited to the Integrative Medicine Medical Director, nurse practitioners, social workers, physical therapists, psychiatrists, pain management and palliative care clinics, and clinical researchers. This massage therapist is responsible to ensure medically safe practices and compliance with infection control practices. The massage therapist will maintain massage supplies and necessary equipment. The massage therapist will assist the participant with the completion of release forms, screening tools, program evaluations, and any other patient forms. The selected candidate will maintain complete adherence to all City of Hope policies, procedures, and mission.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provides clinical expertise in implementing the delivery of inpatient and outpatient massage services to COH oncology patient population.
  • Performs massage therapy to control pain, reduce symptoms, and promote relaxation for clients. Properly positions and drapes patients.
  • Evaluate and document patient services rendered, interfacing across multi-modality clinical care and electronic medical record.
  • Demonstrates the ability to discuss the scientific basis and commonly used techniques for massage therapy.
  • Keeps up to date with the latest research or workshops in the use of massage therapy especially in the cancer setting.
  • Will participate in and help conduct massage clinical trials and integrative therapies. Serve on the multi-disciplinary Integrative Medicine clinical care team as well as Supportive Care Medicine.

Basic education, experience, and skills required for consideration:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and be a graduate of a licensed school of massage.
  • 3-5 years of experience working as a massage therapist is required.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of massage techniques, procedures, and basic anatomy.
  • Will have sound knowledge of indications and contraindications to massage.
  • Must possess a basic understanding of health care clinical operations.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
  • Will have strong written and verbal communication with patients and medical providers.
  • Will possess the ability to establish effective working relationships with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Able to develop, organize, and sustain written procedures and documentation.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • California Massage Therapist licensure required through the Department of Professional Licensure
  • BLS

Preferred education, experience, and skills:

  • Experience with adult cancer patients and/or chronically ill patients preferred.
  • 5 years+ of medical experience with oncology patients preferred.
  • Clinical research experience preferred.

Additional Information:

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $25.27 - $39.17 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7144696 (Ref:10021455)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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