BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB Promotes family-centered care by providing services to meet the psychosocial, emotional, and developmental needs of patients and families. JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum Education Bachelors degree required in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Child Life, Therapeutic Recreation, or other related field. Minimum Work Experience 6 months related experience, which can include worksite educational experience. Required Licenses/Certifications for position Child Life and/or Therapeutic Recreation Certification is preferred. Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Must possess excellent communication skills with diverse populations. Must have the ability to problem solve and work independently and must have strong interpersonal skills. Some computer skills helpful. Must meet physical requirements of this position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Medium lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-20 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 100 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many di...fferent pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.