Job Summary: In a career as a Child Life Supervisor, you join us in changing the way America cares for children and families. In this role, responsible supervision, Staff Development and evaluation of BTNRH Child Life Staff. Coordinates the volunteer program at BTNRH. Coordinates employee special events for the Hospital and Clinics.
Schedule: Full Time, Monday- Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm. Hours may vary. Needs to be flexible. Location: Boys Town Nation Research Hospital- West & East Locations.
Responsibilities: * Assesses the emotional needs of patients and families to determine support needed during medical experiences; provides age appropriate preparation for hospitalization, clinic visits, surgeries and diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures. * Utilizes developmentally appropriate methods of preparing children and families for surgical procedures and diagnostic treatments to promote a positive learning and positive emotional experience during medical treatment. * Utilizes evidence-based, developmentally and psychologically appropriate interventions and education to reduce anxiety, pain and fear for children and their families. * Assures program compliance with regulatory/accrediting agencies. * Responsible for resource allocation for the child life program. * Responsible for the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, and ongoing evaluation/retention of Child Life staff. * Recommends consults/referrals when patient needs are beyond the scope of the Child Development Program. * Promotes the culture of safety and a non-punitive environment. * Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: * Ability to apply knowledge of normal growth and development of children and issues for hospitalized children at each developmental level. Able to relate this knowledge to the abnormal. * Ability to apply knowledge of common parental stressors and reactions to having a child hospitalized. * Ability to apply knowledge of medical procedures and incorporates knowledge into parent- child teaching. * Ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing. * Ability to supervise and teach child-development and volunteer staff to improve overall program. * Ability to apply knowledge of toys, books, etc., as they pertain to each age group, as to supply playroom and instruct parents. * Ability to disseminate public relations information to promote BTNRH Child Development Program to BTNRH staff, BTNRH families and the community. * Ability to be involved with related association. * Ability to apply knowledge of child safety issues when purchasing and placing equipment in playrooms. * Ability to communicate effectively with children, staff and community. * Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served. Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development required, Master's degree preferred. * Certified under the specifications for Child Life Certification required. * Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience. * 5 years of Child Development experience required. * BLS certification required.
About Boys Town National Research Hospital: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted: February 4, 2021
Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.
Internal Number: 16600
About Boys Town National Research Hospital
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Today, the hospital offers a broad range of clinical services, including ear, nose and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological and ophthalmologic care.
The hospital has expanded to offer surgical and clinical services at two Omaha locations: 555 North 30th Street in Omaha and 14000 Hospital Road on the campus of Boys Town, Nebraska.
Boys Town National Research Hospital has assembled national leaders in research who are making important contributions in the areas of genetics, hearing, language, vision and speech disorders. Applying these findings with new technologies, distance learning and the exploration of ne...w research frontiers, the opportunities for new medical diagnoses, evaluation and treatment discoveries are endless.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs. The hospital annually serves more than 40,000 children and families from across the United States.