The Child Life Specialist is responsible for implementing a psychologically and developmentally supportive program for hospitalized children and families. Child Life Specialist is a member of the pediatric health care team who focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children using therapeutic and developmental play experiences which help children and families maintain normal life patterns; prevent significant developmental disruption; and mitigate psychological distress throughout their health care experience. The Child Life Specialist provides appropriate guidance for volunteers, students and visiting groups. Child Life Specialist acts as an advocate for children and their families with the hospital and uses their knowledge of child development to enhance the hospital environment for pediatric patients.
BS in Child Development, Psychology or Social Work
At least 2 years previous Child Life Experience
Certified Child Life Specialist
BLS/CPR (AMERICAN HEART ASSN)
PALS (AMERICAN HEART ASSN)
ACLS (AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION)
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About St. Mary's Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.