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Position Details

Department: Child Life Program
Category: Child Life/Teachers
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 424844
Date Posted: 11/26/2018
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: #PCHCB

The Supervisor of Child Life provides clinical leadership of patient care services, education and direct supervision of Child Life Specialists and Child Life Assistants to ensure consistent provision of developmentally appropriate quality patient care.

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. Direct supervision and clinical mentor to assigned direct reports
    • Role models, mentors and promotes professional growth in accordance with ACLP Standards of Clinical Practice
    • Maintains schedules and coordinates coverage based on acuity
    • Assures Kronos accuracy in collaboration with Child Life Manager
    • Ensures timely and accurate completion of charting, and provides chart audits
    • Completes performance evaluations and initiates disciplinary process with support from Child Life Manager
    • Provides opportunities for cross training
    • Collaborates with child life clinical supervisor to provide student, department, and hospital wide education and training in accordance with ACLP Clinical Standards of Internships and Practice
  2. Clinical responsibilities
    • 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.
    • Documents patient assessments, interventions, and outcomes in the medical record.
    • Provides a safe, therapeutic, and healing environment for infants, children, adolescents, and families.
    • Escorts and facilitates social/ positive interactions between patients and special visitors, guests, or entertainers.
    • Represents and communicates family centered philosophy on departmental and hospital-wide committees.
  3. Assists department manager in administrative duties
    • Participates in the hiring process
    • Compiles and maintains monthly productivity statistics for reporting
    • Coordinates onboarding of new staff members
    • Assists in developing and sustaining recognition and retention programs for the department
    • Assumes leadership responsibilities in the absence of the Child Life Manager
  4. Professional responsibilities
    • Participates in continuing education and leadership trainings while remaining abreast of advances in Child Life and programs for hospitalized children.
    • Provides departmental and interdisciplinary in-service education on growth and development, Child Life, and the impact of illness, injury, and healthcare on patients and their families.
  5. 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 a closely related field Required
2. Master's Degree in Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation or a closely related field Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Experience
1. 3 years Child Life experience Required
2. 2 years demonstrating leadership and mentoring in Child Life or a closely related field Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current certification as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Commission (CLCC) Required
2. Current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) Preferred
3. Current BLS certification for Healthcare provider form the American Heart Association Required
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Special Skills
1. Excellence in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Required
2. 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 Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Constantly
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 - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
30. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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