Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off Exempt: Yes
Work Schedule: Weekdays with Occasional Weekends Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 80
Shift Time: Flex Location: Medical Center, US:FL:Lakeland
Summary: Child Life Specialists provide evidence-based, developmentally and psychologically appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation for procedures, and education that support and reduce fear, anxiety and pain for children, adolescents, and families. CLS work in partnership with families, interdisciplinary healthcare teams and community professionals within the evolving healthcare system to meet the psychosocial, emotional, and developmental needs of children and adolescents.
Detailed responsibilities: * People At The Heart Of All We Do - Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration. - Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care. - Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created. * Safety And Performance Improvement - Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety. - Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work. - Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work. * Stewardship - Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities. - Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures. * Child Life Specialist - Child Life services include but are not limited to, opportunities for a variety of play, activities and other interactions which promote self-healing, self-expression, understanding and mastery. - Serve children and families, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, values, national origin, or disability. - Provide evidence-based, developmentally and psychologically appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation for procedures, and education that support and reduce fear, anxiety and pain for children, adolescents, and families. - Work in partnership with families, interdisciplinary healthcare teams and community professionals within the evolving healthcare system to meet the psychosocial, emotional and developmental needs of children and adolescents. - Supervise Child Life students and volunteers. - Develop and evaluate Child Life Services. - Provide end-of-life support/bereavement for children in collaboration with Pastoral Services/Palliative Care/Nursing staff. - Function as a representative for Pediatric needs on various committees and task forces. - Represent and communicate child life practice and psychosocial issues of infants, children, youth, and families to others. - Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Experience
Other information: Essential Experience: Completion of Child Life internship following Association of Child Life Professionals current standards and/or eligible for Child Life Certification Preferred Experience: 1-4 Years of Certified Child Life Specialist work experience
Certification Essential: Certified or eligible for certification within one year of hire.
Internal Number: 7072
About Lakeland Regional Health
Lakeland Regional Health is committed to providing patient-focused, health care services while continuing to improve the quality of care to our patients, families, guests and physicians.