The Child Life Specialist will support hospitalized pediatric patients on our Pediatric Acute Care Medical unit (9N). The Pediatric Acute Care Medical Unit (PACM) provides Acute level Care for patients 0-18 years of age, across a large spectrum of services to include medicine, pulmonology, gastroenterology, endocrine, behavioral health, family medicine, neurology and more. Our team approach is family centered working and collaborating daily with a multidisciplinary team that includes child life, respiratory therapy, social work, schoolteachers, pharmacists, and therapy services. Our facility provides private rooms for patients/families, playrooms, family lounge, classroom and an outside courtyard. This CLS will promote healthy growth and development, reduce anxiety of hospitalization, increase coping and emotional adjustment to medical setting.
Bachelor's degree in a Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Recreational Therapy, Special Education, or a closely related field and completion of a minimum of 480 hours in a Child Life internship.
Child Life Certification within one year of hire date.
Preference will be given to applicants with hospital experience or training, Child Life Specialist certification, and proficiency in Spanish.
Expertise in child Life skills and practices.
Competent in computer functions, such as e-charting
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is offering an opportunity for a part-time Child Life Specialist position at one of the nation’s top ranked Children’s Hospital as reported U.S. News & World Report. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we strive to offer the best medical care to every child across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.
The Child Life Specialist will promote healthy growth and development, reduce anxiety of hospitalization, and aid focusing on emotional adjustment to procedures and hospitalization for pediatric patients in the outpatient settings. This CL Specialist must also be capable of providing support to inpatient units when needed, i.e. vacation coverage or illness of coworkers