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Child Life Specialist 2-Scottish-Rite-Ocassional(8:00am-4:30pm) Some weekends
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Job Description

Requisition #:  16808     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Occasional
Work Days:  Friday; Thursday 

JOB SUMMARY

Ensures that comprehensive child life services are provided to minimize the negative impact of trauma, hospitalization, and illness. Addresses the emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs of patients and families.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Child Life, Psychology, or related field

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Heartsaver within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • 4,000 hours or 2 years of experience as a Child Life specialist in a healthcare setting
  • Experience in leadership, supervision, training, and program development

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • NA

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of pediatric age-appropriate treatment and practice
  • Organizational and analytical skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Provides developmentally appropriate education to patients and families regarding healthcare experiences.
  2. Provides developmentally appropriate procedural preparation and support to patients and families.
  3. Provides developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions to patients and families to assist in coping with illness and hospitalization.
  4. Provides appropriate therapeutic interventions that are goal-oriented and individualized to the patient and family.
  5. Supports patients and families confronting grief and bereavement.
  6. Normalizes the environment to reduce the impact of healthcare experiences on development and coping while supporting developmental growth.
  7. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in identifying and managing patients' and families emotional and developmental needs.
  8. Documents and maintains updated patient information pertaining to services provided.
  9. Provides clinical support and/or supervision of Child Life staff and students.
  10. Assists in developing and implementing programming. 

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standling - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Family Support Services - Family Support Services

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

About Children'S Healthcare Of Atlanta

The center is designed to provide the necessary infrastructure for investigators conducting pediatric clinical research to improve the quality of care and develop better treatments for Georgia's pediatric population. The center's facilities include: A four-bed inpatient research unit A four-bed outpatient research unit A core research lab Research pharmacy services Led by Howard Katzenstein, M.D., Medical Director of the Children's Research Center/Associate Professor of Pediatrics for the Emory School of Medicine and Christine Spainhour, R.N., R.R.T., C.C.R.C., Clinical Research Unit Manager, the Children's Pediatric Research Center strives to become a leading pediatric clinical research facility. The Children's Pediatric Research Center is a new clinical interaction research site of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). The ACTSI is a multi-institutional partnership led by Emory University. To effectively translate scientific discoveries into the clinical setting, ACTSI was collaboratively developed through a grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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