Child Life Specialist - Child Life Program-Evenings
February 26, 2018
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is seeking a Child Life Specialist to join our team. In this role, candidates will provide and support the psychosocial development of children receiving medical treatment or their siblings. The Child Life Specialist will provide developmental activities and will create treatment plans compatible with medical and psychosocial needs, interests, and capabilities to assist in the adjustment to the medical environment. Hours for this position are 12:00PM to 8:30PM.
Assesses and interacts with patients and families using theories of human growth and development, family systems, and cultural background.
Provides a therapeutic and safe environment for individuals and groups aged 18 and under.
Assists patients in coping with the stress of medical experiences, illness, new diagnosis, death and/or loss.
Participates in patient and family teaching.
Integrates the Child Life Program into the health care team.
Represents, communicates, and documents child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to others.
Oversees child life interns and volunteers.
Develops, implements, documents, and evaluates child life services.
Meets with the others on the Child Life Program team to review daily activities and patient care needs.
In this role, candidates should have a Masters Degree in Child Life or a Bachelor of Science/Arts in the field of Child Life, Human Services, Child Development or Psychology, with a focus on the hospitalized child and 3 years paid child life experience. Child Life certification or pending certification is required. In addition, candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an academic health system, serving patients across New England. A national leader in patient-centered health care, D-H is on a path to create a sustainable health system for the region and as a model for the nation. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state's only Children's Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic health system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,500 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.