Child Life Specialist

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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Child Life Program
Category: Child Life/Teachers
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 848151
Posted On: 6/28/2024

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.

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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

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

Vision

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
Values
  • 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.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s degree in Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation or related field.
Required
2. Master`s degree in Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation or related field.
Preferred
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Completion of a minimum 480 hour professional Child Life Internship, under the direction of a Certified Child Life Specialist.
Required
2. Experience working with children in a child care capacity, to include private employment, or in volunteer roles as determined by the hiring manager.
Required
3. Professional Child Life experience in a hospital environment.
Preferred
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. BLS certification through the American Heart Association OR obtain within 30 days of hire.
Required
2. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential from the Child Life Certifying Commission (CLCC), OR obtain within 12 months of hire and maintained thereafter.
Required
3. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential, from the National Council Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
Preferred
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
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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