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Position Details

Department: Child Life Program
Category: Child Life/Teachers
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 403107
Date Posted: 7/26/2018
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

This position plans and provides therapeutic intervention and appropriate psychosocial developmental care with pediatric patients and their families, assists them in coping with the stress and anxiety of health care experiences, and maximizes the growth and development of infants, children and adolescent patients.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Plans, implements, and evaluates individual patient goals, based upon assessment findings.
    • Provides teaching and psychological preparation for potentially stressful experiences with infants, children, adolescents, and families.
    • Actively participates in interdisciplinary rounds and evaluations as a member of the treatment team.
  2. Documents patient assessments, interventions, and outcomes in the medical record.
  3. Provides a safe, therapeutic, and healing environment for infants, children, adolescents, and families.
    • Participates in the training, supervision, and evaluation of Child Life Assistants, Child Life student interns, and volunteers.
    • Escorts and facilitates social/ positive interactions between patients and special visitors, guests, or entertainers.
  4. Represents and communicates family centered philosophy on departmental and hospital-wide committees.
  5. Participates in continuing education programs and remains abreast of advances in Child Life and programs for hospitalized children. Provides interdisciplinary in-service education on growth and development, Child Life, and the impact of illness, injury, and healthcare on patients and their families.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
Education
1. Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Required
2. Masters degree in Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Experience
1. Completion of a minimum 480 hour professional Child Life Internship, under the direction of a Certified Child Life Specialist. Required
2. Minimum of one year of experience working with children. Required
3. Professional Child Life experience in a hospital environment. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association. Required
2. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential from the Child Life Certifying Commission (CLCC). ***Must be obtained within 12 months of hire and maintained thereafter*** Preferred
3. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential, from the National Council Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). Preferred
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Special Skills
1. Bilingual English-Spanish skills. Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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