Massage Therapist (Per Visit)- Hospice

Roanoke, VA, US, 24016

Employment Status:  Flex
Shift:  Day
Facility:  Carilion Clinic Hospice
Requisition Number:  130596

Job Summary

Flexible position in providing comforting and therapeutic massage to patients with serious and advanced illness.  Services are delivered in the patient's place of residence which may be home, assisted living, or nursing facility.  Must participate in interdisciplinary team meetings weekly to ensure all care and services are coordinated and outcome centered.

Provides therapeutic massage as an adjunctive therapy to patients.
Frequently interacts with patients, families, visitors, and all members of the healthcare team. Occasionally interacts with community members through educational presentations, participation in community health events, etc. Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and provide care according toe departmental policies and procedures. May be exposed to infectious diseases, bio-hazardous and hazardous materials, including regulated medical wastes, and combative patients. Physical requirements include: Lifting, prolonged periods of standing, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, grasping, and repetitive movement with the hands and arms. May be asked to provide care at other Carilion facilities to meet patient needs.

  • As part of an inter-disciplinary healthcare team, provides therapeutic massage services based upon physician orders and patient assessment, and in accordance with the patient care policies and procedures of Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Monitors patients for effectiveness of therapy, as well as adverse reactions. Applies knowledge of growth and development to appropriately care for patients served.
  • Performs setup, monitoring and maintenance of equipment and supplies utilized in the provision of therapeutic massage services. Monitors safety practices in the work environment and reports areas of concern.
  • Educates patients/families/significant others about therapeutic massage-related topics. Explains procedures to patients to elicit cooperation and maximize effectiveness of procedures.
  • Documents work activities through patient records and periodic reports as requested by management.
  • Promotes awareness of adjunctive massage therapy services through interaction with hospital staff, physicians, patients, family members, professional organizations and community groups.
  • Assures personal and professional development through participation in educational activities and completion of annual competency validation.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement activities at the department, hospital and/or Carilion Clinic level.
  • Promotes Carilion Clinic’s Culture of Excellence and quality service through teamwork, respectful communication, maintenance of a professional environment, partnership with those we serve, and anticipation of patient/customer needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Graduate of a state-approved massage therapy training program.

Experience: None required. Previous patient care experience preferred.

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Currently licensed/certified as Massage Therapist in the State of Virginia. Currently certified in ACL BLS-HCP.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Positive interpersonal and oral communication skills, effective written communication skills, ability to resolve complaints/problems, and ability/willingness to work as an integral members of a multi-skilled team. Must be courteous, customer-focused, and exhibit integrity. Must be able to meet physical requirements for essential job functions.

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.


Requisition Number: 130596 
Employment Status: Flex 
Location: Carilion Clinic Hospice 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as needed
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


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What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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