At Cedars-Sinai, we're driven by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals--and now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of exceptional professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible--for yourself, and for others.
At Cedars-Sinai, Certified Child Life Specialists provide support to children, teens and families to help them prepare for their medical experience in the Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care units, Outpatient Cancer Center, Children's Health Center and the Emergency Department. Services include health education, therapeutic play, developmental activities and emotional support to minimize any psychological trauma, stress and anxiety associated with hospitalization.
You will provide therapeutic, educational and recreational activities to patients in assigned areas of coverage.
You will also provide developmental interventions, emotional support, therapeutic play and health related education to patients and families based on assessment.
You will participate in team and family meetings, patient care conferences, discharge planning and medical rounds.
You will give hospital pre-admission tours, emergency department interventions, grief and bereavement support and, coordinate special events as approved by the medical center.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.