Contractual Certified Music Practitioner

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ORGANIZATION: Hospice of the Chesapeake

Position Summary

Provide a calm, supportive presence to patients, caregivers and staff of The Hospice of the Chesapeake using the power of live therapeutic music at the bedside.


* Provide live therapeutic music at the bedside of Hospice of the Chesapeake patients, in private residences,
inpatient units, and assisted living facilities
* Occasionally provide music for Hospice of the Chesapeake Healing Arts sponsored events


Establish and maintain good rapport with Hospice of the Chesapeake patients, families, staff, caregivers, outside healthcare facilities associated with Hospice of the Chesapeake, and community.
Volunteers Supervised: None

Minimum Position Qualifications

Minimum education/certification: Certification from a therapeutic music training program accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians

Minimum experience:

Skills required:
Proficiency in your instrument, ability to improvise in the moment, well rounded repertoire to meet unpredictable needs, dependability, flexibility, good listener, open-minded and non-judgmental, ability to remain calm under stressful conditions and understanding of hospice philosophy, must be willing to drive to patients in both Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties

Physical demands:
Can be emotional, stressful

Equipment needed:
Must have your own instrument and be able to travel easily in and out of private homes and healthcare facilities; must have a car/insurance

Working conditions:
May be exposed to infectious and contagious agents. Facility and home visits are require.

Roles, Responsibilities, Expectations

As a Medicare-certified hospice, we are mandated to include Volunteers as an important part of our organization. We are required to have at least 5% of our patient service hours provided by Volunteers.

Every year our Volunteers provide thousands of hours of service for our patients. The value of time is priceless in the eyes of our patients and their families.

Volunteer tasks can be patient related or non-patient related.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or other positions within our Volunteer Department, please contact a member of our team at 443-837-1508 or through email at

To learn more about Hospice of the Chesapeake, you can visit our website at

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About Hospice of the Chesapeake


John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122, US

Mission Statement

Caring for life throughout the journey with illness and loss.


Hospice of the Chesapeake was founded in 1979 provides physical, psycho-social, spiritual and grief support to patients and families living with an advanced illness or those suffering the loss of a loved one.


Veterans & Military Families
Community, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


90 Ritchie HighwayPasadena, MD 21122



  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Hospice Care


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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