Maine Medical Center is seeking a Child Life Specialist in Scarborough. The position will primarily provide child life services in the Pediatric Outpatient Oncology Clinic and in other outpatient clinical areas as needed. Under general supervision, the Child Life Specialist will plan and implement a therapeutic program for the psychosocial needs of patients and their families. S/he will plan and provides age and developmentally appropriate experiences to ensure cognitive and emotional growth. This position will add to the quality of patient care through observation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team. S/he will teach, supervise and evaluate work of volunteers and student interns and serve as a resource on child development issues.
Bachelor’s degree in Child Life or a related field and completion of a Child Life Internship Program.
Knowledge of medical terminology and its implications and the ability to prepare required documentation at a level generally acquired through nine to twelve months of on-the-job training.
Analytical skills in order to design therapeutic activities to meet desired objectives, observe and note significant patient behaviors.
Advanced interpersonal skills required to interact with patients and families.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when observing and instructing patients, and recording notes and observations.
Ability to operate a variety of audio-visual equipment.
Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.
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