Posting Note: Adaptive Care Team (ACT) Program Coordinator
This position develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates adaptive care plans and programs in collaboration with patients/families and interdisciplinary staff. This position also 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.
- 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.
Adaptive Care Team program specific responsibilities
- Develops criteria for identification of patients who qualify for the adaptive care program
- Assesses and enrolls appropriate patients in Adaptive Care Program
- Provides oversight in the development of adaptive care plans for patients
- Coordinates assessment and pre-planning prior to healthcare encounters for all patients enrolled in the Adaptive Care Program
- Provides interdisciplinary in service and education, in conjunction with PFCC Clinical Education Specialist, on how to adapt care for children and teens with special needs within inpatient and outpatient hospital settings.
- Provides support, education, and resources to staff to ensure adaptive care needs of patients are met.
- Coordinates development of program materials including those needed for policies, education, training, outreach, and patient resources.
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 with clinical supervisors.
- 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 PFCC clinical education specialist to provide student, department and hospital wide education and training in accordance with ACLP Clinical Standards of Internships and Practice.
- Builds on strengths and opportunities for each unit team, creating and supporting an environment that fosters teamwork, cooperation, respect, and diversity
- 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.
- Represents and communicates family centered philosophy on departmental and hospital wide committees.
- Participates in continuing education programs and remains abreast of advances in child life, adaptive care, and programs for hospitalized children.
Assists department manager in administrative duties
- Participates in the hiring process
- Compiles and maintains monthly productivity statistics for reporting
- Coordinates with PFCC clinical education specialist for onboarding and training of new staff members.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.