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Child Life Specialist

Company: Catholic Health Services
Location: West Islip
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Child Life Specialist Good Samaritan University Hospital is a 537- bed (including 100 nursing home beds) teaching hospital and a member of Catholic Health. With almost 900 physicians on staff, and a level I Trauma Center, we care for well over 100,000 patients annually across the south shore of Long Island. Our reputation for excellence is built on great choices and empowered leadership, and fosters a team thats focused on evidence based practice, continual learning and exceptional quality of care. Child Life Specialist implements a psychosocial Child Life program that fosters emotional, developmental, intellectual and physical growth of children in the hospital environment and/or outpatient setting. Responsibilities: Provides a program of psychosocial care for children and families designed to reduce stress, increase adaptive coping, and enhance developmental integrity by offering opportunities to play, learn, and interact with others in an emotionally and physically safe environment Provides opportunities for and facilitates play and activities which promote self-healing, self-expression, understanding and mastery. Develops a plan of care based on assessment of childs development, temperament, coping style, medical plan and available social support using therapeutic play as a diagnostic and treatment tool. Records in the medical record. Offers support and counsel to family members to assist with their adaptation to the childs illness and health-care experiences and deal with their own stress and needs. Provides orientation to health-care experiences and personnel. Provides preparation for medical and surgical procedures. Maintains a clean and organized work environment that supports the child and family, encouraging play and creative interaction in the playroom and other designated common areas. Employee assists in clinical education of student from clinical affiliates when appropriate. Assists in orienting hospital staff to the psychosocial needs of children and their families and fosters positive hospital-community relations. Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in Child Life, Child Development. Eligible for and must obtain Child Life certification (C.C.L.S.) within 18 months of hire. BLS or CPR/AED training required and accepted from American Heart Association-BLS/ACLS for Healthcare Providers(CPR &AED Program American Red Cross-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Demonstrate strong communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and analytical skills and a knowledge of medical terminology. Computer proficiency and strong telephone skills. Strong communication skills. Ability to multitask. Record keeping skills. Can multitask and work efficiently. Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to use, maintain and troubleshoot office equipment. At least two year experience, in a medical environment preferred, Oncology experience preferred Completion of a 600-hour internship in Child Life. 1+ years experience in a pediatric healthcare or educational setting is preferred. The pay for this position ranges from $30.44 37.01 per hour. This range serves as a good faith estimate and actual pay will encompass a number of factors, including a candidates qualifications, skills, competencies and experience. The salary range or rate listed does not include any bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation that may be applicable to this job and it does not include the value of benefits. At Catholic Health, we believe in a people-first approach. In addition to the estimated base pay provided, Catholic Health offers generous benefits packages, generous tuition assistance, a defined benefit pension plan, and a culture that supports professional and educational growth.

Keywords: Catholic Health Services, West Babylon , Child Life Specialist, Other , West Islip, New York

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