The Child Life Specialist performs patient assessments and implements appropriate interventions for pediatric patients. Provides emotional support, procedural preparation, and accompaniment for pediatric patients and their families in order to facilitate adjustment to the hospital environment and experience. Provides patient resources and family support. Supervises volunteers and foster grandparents, and provides guidance to the child life interns and fellows.Required: --Bachelor's degree in Child Development or related field --Current Child Life Certification --Knowledge of child development and theory --Knowledge of appropriate Child Life interventions with patients and families --Knowledge of Child Life theory and how to apply theory to practice --Knowledge of medical terminology, diagnosis and procedures --Ability to effectively communicate with parents, pediatric patients and siblings about social, emotional, developmental and patient education issues --Ability to chart assessments, interventions and plans in medical records Preferred: --Master's degree in Child Life or related field SPECIAL REQUIREMENT --Will be required to work variable schedule. --THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-t...erm course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging everyone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.