Supv Child Life


Position Details

Department: PCH-NW | Child Life Program
Category: Child Life/Teachers
Location: Glendale
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 823353
Posted On: 3/13/2024

Position Summary

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.

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 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.
  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 with PFCC clinical education specialist for onboarding and training of new departmental staff.
    • 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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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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. Bachelor`s degree in Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation or a closely related field
2. Master`s Degree in Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation or a closely related field
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 3 years Child Life experience
2. 2 years demonstrating leadership and mentoring in Child Life or a closely related field
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current certification as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Commission (CLCC)
2. Current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
3. Current BLS certification for Healthcare provider form the American Heart Association
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Excellence in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
2. Bilingual English- Spanish Skills
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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