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Music Thanatologist - Spiritual Care

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Job ID: 11521
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

PeaceHealth is seeking a Music Thanatologist - Spiritual Care for a Part Time, Day position. This part-time position is benefits eligible

Relocation Assistance is available for this position!


Responsible for providing harp and voice at the bedside to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the dying and their loved ones with prescriptive music. Provides vigils to terminal and dying patients in the hospital and for hospice.


  1. Provides prescriptive music through harp and voice for terminal and dying patients and their families in the patient’s hospital room or hospice setting.
  2. Keeps a clinical record of all vigils and ensures the CHR referral is closed.
  3. Works as a member of the Pastoral and Spiritual Care team and refers spiritual needs of patients and families to the unit chaplain for follow-up.
  4. Makes intuitive and clinically sound musical decisions while playing for the dying person.
  5. Responds to the patient’s and family’s grief and spiritual needs within the context of the vigil.

QUALIFICATIONS (Required unless otherwise noted.)


  • Graduate of the School of Music-Thanatology required or other music thanatology training program that prepares students for certification through MTAI (Music-Thanatology Association International).


  • Certified Music-Thanatologist (CM-Th) required within 6 months of hire. MTAI is certifying body.


  • Minimum of 50 vigils under supervision in a clinical setting.
  • Working knowledge of music thanatology and care of the dying.


  • Proficient with MS Office applications.


Oregon West Network – Hospice:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.


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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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