The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters is the heart of the fully integrated regional pediatric health care system with the only Level 1 Trauma Pediatric Center within Virginia. Our current reach includes a 200+ bed state-of-the-art hospital, 40 private practices and several administrative/support offices within eastern Virginia, and North Carolina.
Our most recent news to transform children’s mental health care have led to the large behavioral health expansion to include acute psychiatric inpatient, medical/psychiatric inpatient, consult-liaison, day treatment, and outpatient services. Our vision to lead the nation in early recognition of mental health vulnerabilities, provision of quality, integrated mental health care will ensure a dignity-based patient experience. Our Mental Health hospital will open in Fall 2022 and will join our commitment to creative, comprehensive care and a passionate 4,000+ employee team that is hard to match.
We are delighted to open a Child Life Specialist role within our Patient Experience Services department. This is a full time, benefit eligible opportunity located in Norfolk, Virginia. The Child Life Specialist role is designed to minimize the stress of hospitalization by providing emotional, education, diversionary, and developmental support. As a Child Life Specialist, you will use your talents to promote optimal growth and enhance the quality of life. You will also actively collaborate with the outstanding CHKD physician and healthcare team in the delivery of patient care, utilizing the child life process to facilitate the delivery of patient care. Use your creativity and Child Life clinical knowledge to plan and implement services that address the individual needs of patients and their families!
Experience, Education, and Training Minimum:
Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life or related field
Successful completion of 480 hour pediatric Child Life internship
One year experience in a pediatric setting preferred.
Must be certified or obtain certification in Child Life within one year of hire.
Internal Number: 25603
About Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.
CHKD Health System offers a network of comprehensive pediatric services in more than 40 locations that stretch from Williamsburg to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. On the outpatient side, we offer primary care, diagnostic services, urgent care, emergency care, rehabilitative therapies, day surgery and care in more than 20 pediatric subspecialties. Inpatient care is offered at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only comprehensive freestanding pediatric hospital.
CHKD is a 206-bed teaching hospital with special units for neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cancer care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. As a freestanding, full-service children's hospital, every inch of our facility and all members of our medical team are devoted exclusively to the needs of young people, and our patients benefit from the full range of pediatric specialists and support services available only at freestanding children's hospitals.