Job Code: 6930 (ability to fill with Child Life Specialist I, job code 6932)
Provides therapeutic play and developmentally appropriate interventions to promote positive coping during health care experiences, decreasing stress and anxiety. Enhances quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.
The Child Life Specialist II responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Makes recommendations to improve care for childhood hospitalizations or disabilities. * Facilitates activities that promote the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of children. * Leads pediatric programs, therapies and activities among young patients. * Facilitates interventions and interactions with patients and staff. * Manages support groups. * Utilizes medical play, developmentally appropriate interventions and educational materials to help children and their families adjust to the hospital environment and prepare them for events related to illness and hospitalization. * Assists in developing methods to improve patient outcomes. * Eligibility to act as a Clinical Rotation Supervisor for the Child Life Clinical Internship - 4,000 clinical hours. * Member of the student programs team for interviews and structuring of programs. * Assists with grant writing and program development. * Must complete at least 12 professional development hours (PDH) per year.
Reports to the Child Life Manager.
Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time Standing/Walking: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects) Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes Seeing: Yes Hearing: Yes Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.
All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.
keywords: Oklahoma City, Children's Hospital, INTEGRIS, Child Life, Pediatrics
* Previous experience basic illnesses, injuries & medical procedures. Knowledge of child life, child development, child psychology, cultural awareness and family dynamics is required.
* Bachelors degree in Child Life, Child Development, Child Psychology or a closely related field is required.
* 2 years experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist required.
* Certification in Child Life (CCLS) required.
* Basic Life Skills (BLS) required.
* Membership within the Association of Child Life Professionals required.
* Computer proficiency required in Microsoft Office, EMR/Epic and/or other computer systems.
* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written)
* This job may require the incumbent to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Oklahoma State Driver's License as well as, a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier, if needed.
About INTEGRIS Children's Hospital at Baptist Medical Center
INTEGRIS is a not-for-profit organization and the state's largest Oklahoma-owned health system. As one of the state's largest private employers, we have more than 10,000 employees working in our various hospitals, rehabilitation centers, physician clinics, mental health facilities, hospice and home care agencies across the state.
Our INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center is located in Northwest Oklahoma City and is the hub of our healthcare system and home to Children's Hospital that includes a 40-bed level III neonatal intensive care unit located on the 4th floor, a 26-bed pediatrics unit located on the 10th floor and a 10-bed pediatric intensive care unit also located on the 10th floor. We are growing and expanding our team.
Please check us out: https://integrisok.com/locations/childrens-care/integris-childrens
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