JOB SUMMARY: Provides comprehensive Child Life interventions to hospitalized children and families so as to facilitate normal growth and development and emotional adjustment to the health care setting. Provides training and guidance to volunteer groups, students, parents, and members of the health care team. Assists with efforts such as patient education, staff in-services, and other Child Life Program development activities. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service assistance methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: BA/BS in Child Life/Child/Family Development.
Work Experience (Years and Area): Completion of a 480 hour Child Life Internship, supervised by a CCLS; must be eligible for professional level certification within 1st year of employment.
Management Experience (Years and Area):
Equipment Operated: Audio-visual equipment; telephone, personal computer, video games, etc.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking) Bilingual(Preferred/Required) Spanish Writing/Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Other Skills: Analytical, CRT, Design, Dictation/Transcription Mathematics, Medical Terminology, P.C., Research, Statistical, Typing, Word Processing
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, Travel, On Call
Other Requirements: Must demonstrate competency in age-specific and job-specific criteria.
Internal Number: 142194
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.