NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hospital is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Child Life Specialist!
Our Child Life Specialists provide education regarding illness/condition, treatment, and coping techniques to patients and family members. Our team also assists in the preparation of patients and families for surgical, medical, and diagnostic procedures using developmentally appropriate and medically accurate teaching tools and techniques, with a goal of increasing knowledge and decreasing anxiety.
This position will support the Pediatric ED, and schedule will be for evening shift.
Utilizes knowledge and resources to assess, plan and prioritize appropriate child life and interdisciplinary interventions
Assesses patients development, temperament, coping style and adjustment using knowledge of child development and behavior, disease/injury, treatment, healthcare stressors, cultural and family systems
Assists departmental staff members in the effective purchase, donation, delivery, and storage of materials (including toys) utilized in programming
Facilitates positive relationships with family members, using knowledge and resources to accommodate cultural needs and to bridge differences
Seeks involvement and support of family members in their child's child life and health care team goals, matching expectations with family needs and values. Extends support and offers counsel to family members with respect to their own stress and needs
Assists in the identification and utilization of internal and community resources for families
Provides education to parents regarding the patients and/or siblings developmental needs and responses to illness/injury/hospitalization
Supports siblings through developmentally appropriate play, expression, education and visitation
Provides opportunities for and facilitates a variety of group and/or individual recreational and play activities that promote normalization, development, learning, self-expression, and coping
Demonstrates, explains, and provides stress reduction techniques before, during, and/or after stressful experiences to facilitate adaptive coping in consideration of developmental, emotional, situational, and behavioral factors
Documents services provided to patients/families appropriately, effectively, and in a timely manner
Builds and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary team members, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care, safety, family-centeredness, and patient/family satisfaction
Participates in team conferences, rounds, staff meetings, new staff member orientation, and in-service education as appropriate
Recommends consults/referrals when patient needs are beyond the scope of child life
Bachelors degree in Child Life, Early Childhood Education or a closely related field
CCLS certification or eligible for CCLS certification by the Child Life Certifying Committee, including successful completion of full-time internship in a pediatric healthcare setting under the supervision of a CCLS
Masters degree in Child Life
At least one year experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist in a pediatric healthcare setting
Work experience with children, youth, and families in non-healthcare settings preferred
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital ¿ Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.