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Massage Therapist

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting NumberS03810PWorking TitleMassage TherapistDepartmentUHC Physical TherapyAbout the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanGDCPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityNon-Benefits EligibleFull/Part timePart TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information Hourly Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm as needed, up to 19 hours per week maximum

Advertised Salary$25 per hourPosting Date08/22/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/16/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Classification TitlePhysical/Occupational Therapy Technician/TherapistFLSAJob FamilyFTE.475Minimum Qualifications Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications AMTA membership is preferred.

Position Summary This is a professional licensed Massage Therapy position that provides individualized therapeutic and medical massage to eligible patients of the University Health Center. This includes obtaining a brief history, developing a treatment plan of care, and treating utilizing the appropriate massage techniques for the clients’ physical, psychosocial, cultural, and age-related needs. The Massage Therapist provides education and referrals as needed and documents history, treatment plan, and services rendered. The Massage Therapist works closely with physical therapy staff, patients and their families. Interacts with other department and clinic managers, nursing staff, clinician staff, clinic lead physicians, and administrative staff as well. This position reports directly to and is supervised by the Manager of Physical Therapy.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Appropriate clinical skills, professional presentation to meet the demands of patient care, motivational interviewing skills, positive communication with patients, delivery of the appropriate treatment plan to meet patient needs, and ability to collaborate with other therapists, medical providers, and staff.

Physical Demands Repetitive stand, bend, stoop, sit, movement of patient limbs to position, lift, reach, etc. Active throughout the up to 8 hour work day to include typical busy medical office/clinic demands, including walking, standing, sitting, reaching, typing, bending, talking, listening, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 20 pounds.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities Clinical Massage Therapy: Practices safe, effective, and clinically appropriate Massage Therapy care in accordance with UHC protocols and policies and the Georgia State Board of Massage Therapy regulations.

Percentage of time75Duties/Responsibilities Patient Education: Provides age appropriate and condition specific education to patients, student groups on campus, and other groups on topics including massage therapy, pain, ergonomics, relaxation, integrative wellness, and other topics promoting health and wellness.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities Leadership: Orients new Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy staff. Advises UHC clinical staff on techniques, treatment options, therapy recommendations, and patient care in a collaborative treatment model. Facilitates and communicates with any professional studies students and providers in graduate programs on internship or residency. May act on behalf of the department during the absence of the Manager.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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Keywords: The University of Georgia, Athens , Massage Therapist, Other , Athens, Georgia

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