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Position Details

Department: RSRCH-GRNT | Hematology and Oncology Grants
Category: Child Life/Teachers
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 736998
Date Posted: 3/22/2023
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

Posting Note: This is a PRN (as needed) position

This position develops, plans, implements and evaluates therapeutic play activities of pediatric patients from neonate to adolescence to promote resiliency by minimizing distress associated with hospitalization.

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. Supervises, maintains, and provides a safe therapeutic playroom or teen room.
    • Cleans and sanitizes toys and equipment to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others.
    • Responds to crisis situations appropriately, effectively, and calmly to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others.
    • Provides recommendations regarding acquisition and/or replacement of play equipment and toys.
    • Maintains appropriate playroom, teen room accountability, productivity, and other pertinent data.
  2. Plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates therapeutic play activities under the direction of assigned Child Life Specialist.
    • Implements individual therapeutic play activities to assigned patients.
    • Implements therapeutic play activities in playroom or teen room.
  3. Plans, organizes, and leads groups related to creative expression, self healing and overall development.
    • Plans, organizes and leads holiday and special events.
    • Plans and assists in coordinating a variety of special projects and events, under the direction of assigned Child Life Specialist.
  4. Coordinates with Child Life Specialist regarding observation of specific patients in playroom/teen room and/or at the bedside. Communicates these observations, as well as other pertinent observations, to the Child Life Specialist.
  5. Trains, orients, supervises, motivates and supports volunteers. Delegates duties to volunteers during and after assigned shift. Provides information regarding patient and family needs to volunteers.
  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?
1. High School diploma or equivalent. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Two years of related work and/or volunteer experience. Required
2. Experience planning and providing activities for children. Required
3. Experience providing therapeutic activity in a pediatric hospital setting. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association or able to obtain within 30 days of hire date. Required
2. Current certification as a Recreational Therapy Assistant. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Bilingual English-Spanish skills Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Frequently
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 Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
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 - Confined areas Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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