The Massage Therapist isresponsible for the daily execution of the massage therapy program. This positionwill work closely with the University Athletic department's experts to providecollaborative massage programming. Additionally, the position acts as a liaisonfor the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center with University and communitypatrons.
Vanderbilt AthleticsDepartment prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life byplacing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory.
About Vanderbilt University:
Vanderbiltis a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than amile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university's students, faculty, staff andvisitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is aplace where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and yourabilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought andcelebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something thatis bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and neversettle for what was good enough yesterday.
Duties,Responsibilities, and Expected Outcomes:
Provide various massage options including but not limited toSwedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Sports or other massage within the scope ofpractice and licensing
Provide clients with guidance and helpful information about thehealth and wellness benefits of receiving massage therapy
Design sessions around clients' specific needs as well assuggesting frequency
Complete massage therapy session utilizing the appropriatepressure and style of manipulation and demonstrates ability to distinguishamong those needed (myofascial, reflexology, trigger point, lymphatic drainagemassage, etc.)
Maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the massage therapy roomand common areas per department policies and procedures
Assist in maintaining inventory of massage equipment and theupkeep including laundry services
Participate in both University and Rec wellness and marketingevents
Provide onsite and mobile massage, which will involve on-campus oroff-campus travel
Follow all Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center policies andprotocols
Maintain professional appearance at all times
Adheres to and stays abreast of state and local licensing laws andregulations and ensures compliance with any changes
Maintain client profiles and detailed records of appointments in alegible manner
Check schedule of appointments and cancellations regularly
Attend all Rec required trainings and meetings
Maintain and safeguard client confidentially per VanderbiltUniversity policy
Other duties as assigned
Hours: This position is part-time non-exempt with alimit of 29.5 hours per week. This position is expected to work Monday throughFriday. Ability to work special events, evenings, and weekends required.Therapists will work only when there is a scheduled appointment or Rec requiredmeeting/training
Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED
Current massage license and continued education requirements mustbe met in order to provide services in the state of Tennessee
Knowledge of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Sports massagesrequired
Three years of professional massage therapy experience in aprofessional spa or therapy center setting
Ability to perform, possibly consecutive, 60, 90, and 120 minutequality massage therapy sessions
Experience working with and maintaining massage therapy equipment
Ability to communicate effectively with clients and staff in aprofessional, courteous manner
Must be flexible and to adapt easily to changes that occur onshort notice
Reliable transportation required
Preferred experience andskills:
Knowledge of other various modalities, specifically Deep MuscleTherapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Cranial Sacral, LymphaticDrainage, and Muscle Activation
CPR/First Aid/AED, or ability to obtain within 45 days of hire.
Acceptance of Feedback – Takes constructive criticism with grace,and makes improvements without taking it personally or holdinggrudges. When wrong, owns it – freely admits mistakes.
Adaptability – Reads cues and adaptaccordingly. Adjusts style and approach to accommodate the stylesand needs of others. Can anticipate and effectively de-escalatepotential conflicts.
Creative Thinking – Goes beyond the boundaries of the jobdescription, willingly takes on new challenges, and finds creative solutionsrather than always awaiting direct instructions.
Helpful Nature – Offers to help lighten the load for others intimes of need. Volunteers rather than waiting to beasked. Understands that almost no one works in a silo and needs thehelp of others to do their job well; recognizes that by helping others first,others will likely reciprocate.
Integrity – Holds oneself accountable; takes responsibility forfailures as well as successes, recognizes that trust is required to hold a teamtogether.
Maturity -- Exhibits professional maturity; doesn't pass the buckto dodge accountability; doesn't engage in petty office politics orinappropriate social conduct.
Optimism– Is friendly, tirelessly cordial, polite, andgenial. Comes in to work with a good attitude and doesn't bringtheir own personal ‘little black clouds’ into the work environment.
Is Nice – Asks caring, interested questions and is a goodlistener. Smiles and is grateful. Sends appropriate notesof thanks to others who have helped. Avoids gossip or sayingnegative things about co-workers. Patient andgenerous. Makes suggestions rather than stating hard and fastopinions. Avoids being negative, sarcastic, and cynical.
Works through Issues – Recognizes that the work is aboutsuccessful outcomes. If things aren't going well, outcomessuffer. Is willing to have crucial conversations if things aren'tgoing well. Doesn't just complain to management...does everythingpossible to remedy the situation directly first.
Teamwork – Genuinely values teamwork and co-workers; makes themfeel valuable and important by acknowledging what they dowell. Doesn't expect from others effort that one is unwilling to dothemselves. Finds ways to acknowledge other's strong suits.
Raises the Bar – Expects and delivers excellence. Is acreative problem solver. Is proactive. Welcomes input onmaking things better. Places a high value on learning and gettingbetter.
Eager – Enthusiastic, wanting to learn, wanting to continue one'spersonal and professional development and expertise.
Is clear with the deliverables and outcomes needed, but allowsmembers of the work unit to tackle the problems in the way they see fit,without micromanaging every process. Understands that thedestination – rather than the exact route – is what's important.
Welcomes inquiry and recognizes mistakes as learningopportunities.
Cares about their employees as people, not just as ‘resources.’
Champions the work unit's cause, and makes compelling businesscases for its needs.
Internal Number: 1800529
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.