Job: Complementary Therapies Practitioner, Per Diem

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Jobing Description

Location:Bremerton Hospital
Zip Code:98310
Department:Complementary Therapies, 84901
Shift Hours:Monday - Friday, Varies
Job Type:Per Diem
On-Call Required:No
Rotating Weekends:No
Rotating Holidays:No



Under the direction of the Complementary Therapies Coordinator, provides complementary therapy services, consultation, and education to patients, staff, and the community. Works in every way possible to improve the comfort and satisfaction of Harrison Medical Center internal and external customers. Supports, promotes, and enhances the healing environment and a mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Effectively delivers complementary therapy services, consultation, and education within ones scope of practice.

Demonstrated desire and capacity to learn and implement additional complementary therapy modalities.

Works cooperatively with a variety of clinical and administrative staff to ensure continuity of care.

Effectively manages client/patient case load.

Listens and collaborates closely with treatment team and / or patient to achieve optimal outcomes.

Timely completion of departmental paperwork, clinical documentation, and related billing requirements.

Performs duties that support the goal of referral growth through provider and patient satisfaction, education and communication.

Consistently makes themselves available to other members of the team by initiating opportunities to assist and/or round during down times.

Remains current on best practices, industry standards, and innovation related to modalities utilized.

Supports and mentors department volunteers.

As a member of the complementary therapies team participates in events and trainings that increase awareness, provide education, and enhance support to the community and providers in the area of complementary therapies as related to healing environments and mind-body-spirit health and wellness.


Has experience, education, and/or has or is pursuing certification/registration/licensure in at least one core complementary therapy modality such as, but not limited to Therapeutic Music, Therapeutic Yoga, or Clinical Hypnotherapy; and/or has a bachelor's degree in human services, psychology, exercise physiology or other field related to complementary therapies; and is willing to acquire the necessary training/education/skills to provide additional complementary therapy modalities, education, and consultation.


A minimum of 1 year experience providing Complementary Therapy services in a clinical setting. Equivalent education, experience or internship maybe considered.


BLS certification required as well as credentials in one or more of the following: Therapeutic Music (certification from an accredited program required), Certified Counselor (WA State licensure required), Hypnotherapy (WA State registration required and certification required), Yoga (200 Hour, 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher or 300 Hour Certified Yoga Therapist preferred), or other related to Complementary Therapies as deemed appropriate by coordinator.


Complete continuing education required to license/certification/registration.

Population Specific continuing competency requirements: Yes


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service:

Recognizes the vital role of customer service by creating a positive impression by acknowledging the customer's presence immediately and with an attitude the patient is the primary focus; Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments; Delivers consistent and value-added services to customers; Acknowledges and greets customers in a professional manner; Keeps customers fully informed of any factors affecting a scheduled delivery; Resolves customer problems at early stages; Utilizes hospital AIDET principles.

Attendance & Punctuality:

Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time; Exhibits regular, reliable, predictable attendance.

Team Work:

Is a strong contributor to a team's success; Encourages the full participation of all team members and supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members; Resolves team conflicts with finesse.

Interpersonal Skills & Professionalism:

Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Treats other with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Maintains confidentiality; Keeps motions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; Acts with positive intent.


Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Meets responsibilities promptly; is always fully prepared; is very dependable in accomplishing results during the absence of superiors; is always reliable in successfully completing all assignments; Displays rigid self-discipline.

Safety and Security:

Promotes safety as a core value of the organization; Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Use equipment and materials properly.


Knowledge of best practices and interventions related to ones area of expertise for a wide variety of clinical presentations and related contraindications including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, obstetrics, oncology, med-surg, palliative care, sports injury, auto injury.

Ability to utilize complementary therapy skill set for relaxation and optimal mind-body wellness.

Knowledge of service delivery and operations in a medical and/ or wellness settings.


Excellent organization skills; Proficient in MS Windows computer environment; Professional written and verbal communication skills; Previous outpatient medical appointing experience; Proven ability to anticipate problems and troubleshoot; Collaborate in process re-design teams to assess and change faulty processes and optimize efficiencies.


Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection: Risk of exposure to infectious disease during all patient contacts.

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens during all patient contacts.

Personal Protective Equipment Required: Yes

Emergency, Disaster, or Catastrophic Events:

During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.


Ability to read, write and speak the English language. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


PC experience in an MS Windows environment, 10-key and keyboarding skills (min 35 WPM).


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to humid or wet conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat or cold (non-weather); and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.