Music Therapist - NICU

Position: Music Therapist - NICU

Job ID: 157812

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Child Life Play Therapy

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Music Therapist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will implement and provide a comprehensive program of Creative Art Therapy to help meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of children in a health care setting. The Music Therapist provides opportunities for children to gain a sense of mastery, offering learning experiences, and encouraging family and peer interaction.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Assesses coping styles of patient and families during introduction of service to develop therapeutic plan of care that incorporates patient and family needs, interests and abilities
  • Provides developmentally appropriate environments and activities for patients of all ages and determines the benefits of group verses individual therapeutic interventions
  • Provides interventions that increase emotional support to patients and families during identified stress points in order to facilitate adaptive coping
  • Promotes a safe environment within the hospital by ensuring supplies used for therapy meet infection control guidelines
  • Communicates the benefits of creative arts therapy to the health care team, as evidenced by participation in interdisciplinary rounds, unit based projects, and/or daily report
  • Develops and promotes volunteer programming to strengthen creative arts therapy programming
  • Collaborates in an intradepartmental effort to improve programming to meet the mission and vision of the Child Life Department
  • Reviews Creative Arts Therapy program yearly to determine process or program improvements


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • MT-BC certification from the Certification Board for Music Therapists required

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