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Child Life Specialist-St Vincent- PRN
Prevea Health
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Job Location: Green Bay, WI
Job Type: Part-time

Title
Child Life Specialist-St Vincent- PRN

Description

This position will work as needed

Prevea Health/ HSHS St Vincent Children`s Hospital Job Description

JOB TITLE: PRN Certified Child Life Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, Pediatrics at St. Mary`s Hospital, and Community Outreach

REPORTS TO: *Colleen Ducke: Child Life Manager

*Heidi Warpinski: Executive Director of HSHS St. Vincent Children`s Hospital

Position Description:

The Certified Child Life Specialist at HSHS St. Vincent Children`s Hospital, employed by Prevea Health, is responsible for providing a program that provides developmentally appropriate preparation, distractions, assessments, activities, and support designed to help patients and their families cope with the stress of the hospital setting. With a background in Child Development and medical experience, the CCLS is a resource for families and other professionals. As an integral part of the health care team, the CCLS is an advocate for the needs of children and families.

Services Provided:

The Child Life Program provides services to patients and their families within HSHS St. Vincent Children`s Hospital and St. Mary`s Hospital with varied diagnoses. These include, but are not limited to: hematology, oncology, surgical, orthopedic, gastrointestinal, renal, respiratory, hepatic, neurology, abuse/neglect, psychosocial/emotional complaints including overdose, failure to thrive, traumas, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, neonatal conditions, and other various infectious diseases of children. Patients may have additional needs relating to developmental delays, learning disabilities, and emotional or physical handicaps. Child Life also provides services by consult to various departments on an as needed basis and children of adult patients that are receiving treatment for a traumatic or life threatening illness. Additionally, Child Life will be involved in community outreach including interactive presentations about Child Life in the hospital at colleges, schools, and other community avenues, as well as, school re-entry for children with chronic illnesses.

The Certified Child Life Specialist designs, implements, and evaluates interventions adhering to the competencies of the Certified Child Life Specialist as specified by the Child Life Council (CLC) utilizing principles of Child Development, Psychology, and related disciplines in order to promote optimum development of children, adolescents, and their families. This helps to maintain normal living patterns and to minimize psychological trauma. The CCLS provides opportunities for gaining a sense of mastery, play, learning, self-esteem, self-expression, family involvement, and peer interaction.

Requirements:

  • Child Life Professional Certification (or eligible within one year of hire) and maintenance every 5 years

  • Completion of minimum of 600 hour Child Life Internship supervised by a CCLS

  • Minimum of Bachelor`s degree in child life or child development related field

  • CPR Certification (or within 90 days of hire)

  • Organizational and Departmental specific competencies as determined by the hospital and department

Essential Job Functions:

  • Understand, assess, and interact with patients and families using theories of human growth and development, family systems, and cultural background

  • Provide a therapeutic and safe environment for individuals and groups

  • Assist patients in coping with the stress of hospitalization, illness, death, and/or loss

  • Evaluate child life services

  • Implement child life program within the constraints/expectations of the organization

Responsibilities:

  • Understand, utilize, and maintain competence in regards to research and evidence based practice concepts, including play, preparation and assessment

  • Observe and assess the needs and concerns of children and families

  • Provide activities and interventions to help children and families cope with medical situations and meet their developmental, emotional, and educational needs

  • Facilitate group and individual interactions and interventions with children and families

  • Organize and manage special events, special guests, support groups and other regularly scheduled events, as well as participate in community talks

  • Prepare children and families for medical procedures performed in specific units

  • Participate in psychosocial, interdisciplinary and/or departmental team meetings and communicate developmental and psychosocial needs of children

  • Seek out, schedule, and facilitate community talks and presentations.

  • Properly and accurately document and chart on child and family interventions

  • Advocate for patients and families within the medical setting

  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with children, families and staff

  • Attend CLC Conference and other child life or age/diagnosis specific conference and events throughout the year

  • Provide in-services for department/unit staff and child life staff

  • Supervise interns and students involvement with the learning about the multifaceted role of Child Life.

  • Provide students with opportunities and feedback to help them develop skill sets in assessment, interdisciplinary care, clinical interventions, family-centered care, documentation, and professional development.

  • Manage supply budget; maintain toys and equipment; solicit donations


Essential Functions/Physical Demands

Job Title/Position: Child Life Specialist

Job Classification: Direct Patient Care / Hands-On Care



How to Apply:
We have over 1200 reasons for you to consider a career with Prevea Health--they're our employees. We're an organization that values teamwork and provides continuous education, training and support so every member of the team contributes to our success. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package in an environment geared to professional and personal growth. No matter what your background or professional interests are, we think you'll like what we have to offer. Together we are the best place to get care and the best place to give care.

To Apply, please click on the button below and put 19-366 in the "What" box then select "Search For Jobs"



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Prevea Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 
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