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Child Life Specialist 1

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  33698

 

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) within 1 year of employment
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Heartsaver within 30 days of employment
EXPERIENCE*
  • Child Life internship/fellowship (480-hour) under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
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. 
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)
Standing - 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

 

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


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Behavioral Health, Pediatric, Healthcare