Child Life Specialist FT Evenings at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Patient Care
  • Travel
  • Shift
    2 - Evening
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Fish Memorial

Job Description

Child Life Specialist AdventHealth Fish Memorial
Location Address: 1055 Saxon Boulevard Orange City, Florida 32763
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Fish Memorial
  • Immediate Health Insurance Coverage
  • Great benefits such as: Educational Reimbursement
  • Career growth and advancement potential
Work Hours/Shift:
Full time (40 hrs); Evenings
You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.
  • Provides developmentally appropriate education for patients and their families as indicated by presenting appropriate information related to medical procedures, diagnosis, parent education, bereavement, etc.
  • Provides emotional support to assist with patient/family coping; to minimize stress relative to their healthcare experience.  Utilizes stress reduction techniques to facilitate positive coping during procedures and throughout the healthcare experience.
  • Utilizes play as a primary resource with patients/siblings to enhance coping, promote opportunities for mastery/control and socialization.
  • Assesses patient/siblings’ developmental levels, coping skills and diversional needs while establishing therapeutic relationships.
  • Assists with coordination, involvement and support with hospital-related community and special events.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with child life peers and members of the healthcare team while supporting department changes as a result of performance initiatives.
  • Supports education and skills of interdisciplinary team to advocate/enhance atraumatic care and comfort techniques throughout FHFC/FH and serves as a resource for staff.
  • Provides training and supervision for volunteers and maintains positive working relationships with volunteers.
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation.
  • Maintains an organized and clean work environment; including playroom, work space and storage.

What You Will Need:

  • Entry-level professional competency in child life related skills
  • Ability to learn and advance clinical skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate with others in a clear and professional manner on the phone, in person and in writing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Education, Recreation Therapy, Child Development, Psychology or related field
  • Completion of Child Life internship under a certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
  • Professional child life certification through the Child Life Professional Certification Examination 

Job Summary:

The Child Life Specialist is a professional in pediatric healthcare who works with children and families to help minimize stress/anxiety and maximize positive coping throughout the hospital stay.  The Child Life Specialist focuses on the psychosocial development of children, provides emotional support and developmentally appropriate information to increase their understanding and coping with medical procedures, diagnosis, pain management and bereavement. The Specialist also addresses the needs of siblings or other children affected by a child’s illness/diagnosis.  Utilizes play and self-expressive activities as primary resources to minimize the stress and anxiety patients and families can encounter in a hospital environment.  Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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