Child Life Specialist Per Diem at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    11/27/2019
  • Job ID:
    19023153
  • Job Family
    Pediatrics
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Florida

Job Description


Description

Child Life Specialist AdventHealth Orlando

 
Location Address: 601 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
  • serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
 
Work Hours/Shift:
  • Per Diem, hours vary
 

You Will Be Responsible For:   

  • 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.
 


Qualifications

What Will You Need:        

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 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)
 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

  • 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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