Child Life Specialist (FT), Emergency Department - Evenings

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Allied Health
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1900033C Requisition #

Provides and supports the psychosocial development of children who are hospitalized or children or children of a patient who is hospitalized.  Provides developmental activities or creates treatment plans compatible with medical and psychosocial needs, interests, and capabilities to assist in the adjustment to a hospital environment or setting.

 

Responsibilities: A listing of the key responsibilities:

  1. Assesses and interacts with patients and families using theories of human growth and development, family systems, and cultural background. 

  2. Provides a therapeutic and safe environment for individuals and groups aged 18 and under.

  3. Assists patients in coping with the stress of hospitalization, illness, new diagnosis, deal and/or loss.

  4. Participates in patient and family teaching.

  5. Integrates the Child Life Program into the health care team.

  6. Represents, communicates, and documents child life psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to others.

  7. Oversees child life interns and volunteers.

  8. Develops, implements, documents, and evaluates child life services.

  9. Meets with the others on the Child Life Program team to review daily activities and patients care needs.

  10. Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts in the field of Child Life, Human Resources, Child Development or Psychology, with a focus on the hospitalized child.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required.

 

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

  • Child Life certification or pending preferred.

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