The Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center has openings for Child Life Specialist positions in our busy, fast paced Pediatric ICU/General Pediatrics and newly opened Massry Family Children's Emergency Center. As a valued member of our interdisciplinary team the Child Life Specialist plays a vital role in the care our patients receive. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, the CCLS manages a comprehensive program of therapeutic activities and learning experiences that further the psycho-social, developmental, cognitive and intellectual growth of hospitalized children. The CCLS creates a child friendly environment that reduces the potentially traumatic effects of hospitalization.
The Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center at Albany Med is the only one of its kind in northeastern New York and western New England. The bright, family-friendly facility provides a safe and special environment where children and teenagers up to age 18 are treated by experts in pediatric emergency medicine. Located adjacent to, but totally separate from the existing Emergency Department, parents can feel secure in knowing that 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the pediatric emergency center is available, just in case….
Bachelor's degree in Child Life preferred.
Successful completion of Child Life Internship and eligible to sit for Child Life Certification exam
Internal Number: Req # 25443 & 32299
About Albany Medical Center
Albany Med is northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center and is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region.It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and which also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 450 doctors. Albany Med works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life.Albany Med is affiliated with Columbia Memorial Health and Saratoga Hospital to provide the largest locally governed health system in the region. Combined, these three hospitals offer nearly 1,100 beds and outpatient locations throughout the Capital Region.(Learn more).Albany Med is like no other health care provider in our region, providing our community with the highest level of patient care across disciplines, while receiving regional, national and international recognition for high standards in patient care, education and biomedical research.