Licensed Massage Therapist-Per diem:

Voorhees New Jersey

Req ID: 16106

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AX - Active - Per Diem 

Job Summary

The Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) is responsible for the evaluation, plan of care, massage therapeutic intervention, reevaluation and education of patients & families who are referred for massage therapy.

Job Responsibilities

1. Responsible for the provision of massage therapy (and other integrative therapeutic interventions) to patients on a continuum of age, health and wellness.

2. Evaluates patients to determine appropriateness of services; establishes long and short term goals with patient and caregiver involvement; and develops an individualized treatment plan incorporating patient and caregiver needs.

3. Consults with the patient’s specialty and/or primary care providers, as necessary.

4. Facilitates treatment sessions, utilizing an evidence-based approach, to meet each patient’s specific needs and to achieve care plan goals. Observes progress and/or changes in patient’s condition and modifies plan accordingly. Explains the treatment to patients, and responds to their questions and concerns.

5. Evaluates treatment outcomes and recommends new or altered treatments as necessary to further promote, restore, or maintain health. Assesses patient’s progress through questioning and examination as well as reviewing treatment plans, if necessary.

6. Maintains detailed and complete records of session documentation in electronic medical record. Documents patient’s evaluation results, objective status, progress towards goals,treatment plan, and recommendations in compliance with documentation requirements of the hospital and accrediting associations.

7. Educates patients and caregivers on treatment goals and therapy plan; instructs patients and caregivers on activities to follow while in hospital or at home; documents instruction;and evaluates ongoing compliance and understanding.

8. Maintains the administrative functions of individual caseload, including scheduling patients for treatment, entering daily charges, and submitting timely documentation to appropriate parties.

9. Actively engages in building utilization of the Integrative Health Program's services.

10. Conducts formal and informal educational programs for hospital staff, students and community. Develops and maintains a portfolio of educational materials for clinicians and patients, using print and non-print media.

11. Receives continuing education, reads trade journals, and keeps up-to-date on industry practices and regulations.

12. Participates in departmental in-service training programs to enhance professional development.

13. Collaborates with physicians, third-party payors, relevant healthcare providers and community stakeholders.

14. Adheres to local, state and federal laws, regulations and statutes.

15. Adheres to program guidelines. Maintains and follows standard quality, safety, environmental and infection control policies and procedures.

16. Sets-up and breaks down rooms with necessary equipment and supplies.

17. Manages the inventory of supplies and equipment.

18. Adheres to the department productivity standards.

19. Participates in research activities as required.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Active license to practice Massage Therapy -PA & NJ.Certification in Pediatric Massage Therapy

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Graduated from an accredited massage therapy school or program in the United States.

Required Experience: One (1) year of experience working with pediatric clients.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Experience: Previous massage therapy work experience in a hospital and/or pediatric setting or clinical affiliation in the area of pediatrics. Completion of a hospital-based massage therapy training program. National Certification for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB). Certification in Neuromuscular and Myofascial Massage Therapy.

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Certification by National Certification

Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) preferred

Provision of additional integrative therapeutic interventions would be commiserate with the following training, certification and/or licensure:


  •  Active license to practice Acupuncture in the State of Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey, acupuncturist (LAc) or practitioner of oriental medicine (LOM). 
  • Graduate of an acupuncture program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).


Certification of education from a program accredited by the Yoga Alliance; minimum 200 hours of documented accredited education. 

Additional certification of pediatric education from a program that meets RCYS (Registered Children’s Yoga School) criteria through the Yoga Alliance.

Energy Therapy 

  • Reiki: minimum certification of Reiki Level 1 attunement. 
  • Healing Touch: completion of all five levels of Healing Touch ProgramTM, and active certification of Healing Touch Certified Practitioner from Healing Touch Certification Board.



  • Certification as a Clinical Aromatherapy Certified Practitioner (CCAP). 
  • Certification through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.


  • Certification of education in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher training.

Guided Imagery

  •   Certification of education in guided imagery training.
  • Certification through the Academy of Guided Imagery.


  •  Active CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers.

Additional Technical Requirements

  •  Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  •  Outstanding communication skills. Ability to clearly communicate with patients, families and providers. Strong writing skills.
  •  Ability to represent the Center/Program within and beyond institution.
  •  Ability to handle confidential materials and matters.
  •  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  •  Ability to function efficiently and professionally with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to quickly learn new procedures.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288



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