Massage Therapist - Part Time 16/hrs/week

1 week ago
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Allied Health
part time


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Massage Therapist of The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrated Therapies & Healthy Living applies massage, Reiki, and reflexology techniques on patients using established policies and procedures.


  • Reviews patients' medical history to develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Carefully inspects the area to be treated, check for edema, blisters, rash, and if present, reports to the Clinical Supervisor and/or physician before procedure.
  • Prepares the patient for the procedure by informing patient of treatment and intended effect.
  • Responsible for the daily organization, planning, delivery, documentation of and submitting of charges for massage therapy services.
  • Performs massage therapy, Reiki and reflexology techniques to control pain, reduce symptoms, and promote relaxation for clients. Properly positions and drapes patients.
  • Ensures a safe environment and maintains equipment and supplies in a clean, operable and safe manner.
  • Documents therapy sessions and maintains records in compliance with HIPAA regulations and Dana-Farber policies.
  • Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies and infection control procedures.
  • Follows up with clinical care team as necessary. 
  • Participates in regular staff meetings and attends conferences as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned, including participation in Zakim Center research studies.



  • Graduate of a licensed school of massage along with 5 to 7 years of experience working as a massage therapist are required.
  • Experience with adult and pediatric cancer patients and/or chronically ill patients preferred.
  • Massachusetts Massage Therapist licensure required through the Department of Professional Licensure.
  • Proficient in Reiki and reflexology practices preferred.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of massage techniques, procedures and basic anatomy.
  • Must possess sound knowledge of indications and contraindications to massage. 
  • Must possess a basic understanding of health care clinical operations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with Zakim Center Staff as well as all other oncology interdisciplinary team members.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills. 
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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