MD Anderson Cancer Center Board Certified Music Therapist in Houston, Texas

Board Certified Music Therapist

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Our Integrative Medicine Program at has distinguished itself by excelling in three main areas – education, research and clinical care – while maintaining a single focus on cancer prevention and treatment. Our goal is to empower patients with cancer and their families to become active partners in their own physical, psycho-spiritual and social health.We strive to support medical teams at MD Anderson in providing integrative medicine to enhance cancer care.


The primary purpose of the Music Therapist position is to provide music therapy to patients and caregivers in individual, group, inpatient, and outpatient settings in a safe and evidence-based manner with complete adherence to the policies, procedures, and mission of the Integrative Medicine Center and MD Anderson.


Clinical Designs and provides creative, evidence-based music therapy services which reflect current best practice and treatment protocols for the discipline. Provides music therapy services in outpatient, inpatient, and group settings. Accurately verifies the physician's orders for music therapy. Reviews chart for contraindications/precautions for treatment and, if present, reports to MD/APP/RN. Assesses or evaluates the patient prior to and throughout the duration of music therapy services through review of the medical record and patient interview. Administers and reviews patient questionnaires as part of routine assessment. Observes/assesses patient for any unexpected and/or undesirable physical/emotional reactions, suspends treatment, provides appropriate intervention, and then reports them to MD/APP/RN as indicated. Prepares written goals and objectives based upon assessment or evaluation results, prognosis and information obtained from other disciplines. Documents treatment and clinical progress in medical record according to institutional guidelines. Ensures a safe environment, maintains equipment and supplies in a clean, operable and safe manner, and follows institution infection control policies. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies regarding patient confidentiality. Participates in inpatient rounding and interdisciplinary team meetings. May be asked to analyze and develop current Music Therapy program. Consults and collaborates with IMC Health Psychologist regarding content of services.

Research-related activities Is aware of current research regarding Music Therapy. May participate in research studies involving Music Therapy and oncology patients. May be asked to develop guidelines/algorithms/group classes based on relevant research.

Education Educates patients on music therapy. May be asked to present on Music Therapy to staff members or those in the community. May participate in outreach programs, conferences, retreats, special events and other activities as part of program offerings.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from a university approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Experience Required: One year of experience as a Board Certified Music Therapist in a community setting. All of the following: Board Certified Music Therapist. Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR ).

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000