Patient Care: Provides safe, therapeutic child life services in a holistic and systematic way to patients and family. Inter-departmental Education/Communication: Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes through communication and education. Policy Development: Assists in the development and implementation of standards and guidelines into care delivery. Resource Allocation: Provides input to the budgeting and resource allocation process for the department.
Certified Child life Specialists provide psychosocial bedside care to pediatric patients and families using the following interventions: - procedure preparation - procedure support - diagnosis education - medical play - therapeutic play - sibling support - bereavement support
Interventions: - decrease length of stay - increase patient satisfaction - decrease the need for sedatives and anesthesia - improve quality outcomes
PRN Child Life Specialist needed to join a dynamic team of child life specialists, child life assistants, and art therapists. This PRN CCLS would be providing child life services to any of our inpatient or outpatient units, and will be worked into the schedule on a regular basis. PRN child life specialists are integral members of the team and allow the child life department to provide exceptional patient care, 365 days a year. Shifts may vary, but schedules are planned with as much advance notice as possible, and hours may be up at full time hours at times.
Internal Number: 46369BR
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