Company: CHRISTUS Continuing Care
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Employee Type: Part-Time
Industry Type: Healthcare - Health Services
Job Type: Health Care
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Become part of a team that serves as the backbone of our entire health care system. As such, you can be assured of enjoying a rewarding career. CHRISTUS Health is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for all patients. We are one of the most respected health care systems in the nation that also offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals interested in non-clinical roles. CHRISTUS Health is committed to supporting the development needs of CHRISTUS leaders and Associates in order to help them realize a greater degree of personal and professional achievement and satisfaction. CHRISTUS is committed to providing a total compensation package to fulfill your health, body, mind, and spiritual needs. We support our health ctare teams with competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package.
Under the general supervision of the Manager of Child Life/Child Development, interacts with patients and families, evaluates their development skills and psychosocial needs and provides them with a variety of appropriate and purposeful medical play and developmental experiences that will elevate their quality of life during health care visit and enhance their personal development. Facilitates child life advocacy through collaboration with other health care providers.
A. Assesses the patients and families to include development, family stressors, impact of procedures, diagnosis and health care visit; identifies basic needs for child life intervention. (E) B. Observes and interprets the child/family’s response to the health care visit and illness. (E)C. Implements planned and purposeful play activities /interventions which are supportive of the child’s needs during the health care visit. (E)D. Assesses and facilitates, through informal interaction and/or formal structured support groups or classes, topics such as stress & coping, adapting to illness & the health care experience, family dynamics, and other parenting related issues. (E)E. Documents observations of patient and family and patient response to interventions.(E)F. Plans for, orders, and collects needed materials and equipment to support the therapeutic and educational activities within budgeted guidelines and in consultation with the Child Life Manager. (E)G. Maintains an accurate account of patient contacts and other related productivity information. (M)H. Serves as a resource to patients, families, and other health care team members regarding services available through child life and the community. (E)I. Evaluates Child Life Programming in collaboration with the Manager. (M)J. Supervises and guides volunteers and students in their Child Life learning experiences to include lectures, patient assignments, performance evaluation and references, with direction from the Child Life Manager. (E) K. Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the population-specific and developmental needs of patients served by the department. (E)L. Appropriately adapts assigned patient care assessment, treatment, and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age specific and other developmental needs of each patient served. (E)M. Demonstrates adherence to the CORE values of Santa Rosa Health Care. (E)N. Performs other duties as assigned. (M)
1. Bachelor’s degree in Child Life or related field is required.
2. Master’s degree in related field is preferred.
1. Previous experience in working with children required.
2. Previous experience with therapeutic use of play materials/activities is required.
3. Must have completed a Child Life internship from an accredited Child Life Teaching Program.
1. Must obtain and maintain Child Life Certification within one (1) year of hire.
2. CPR certification is preferred. (Upon hire, Associate must complete CPR certification prior to beginning patient care responsibilities).
1. Must have knowledge of growth and development.
2. Must have an understanding of communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Must have a working knowledge of educational development.
4. Must have an understanding of hospital policies and a system’s knowledge of medical terminology and medical procedures.
5. Must also be able to problem solve, be creative, and take initiative and work independently
E. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Works in a modern facility with air conditioning and heat.
2. Walking, standing, bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, listening, talking, and observing is required daily.
3. May be confronted with situations where patients have communicable diseases.
4. Child Life interventions must be adapted to comply with infection control procedures.
1. Performs other duties as assigned
Requisition Number: 3009412
DIGNITY - Respect for
the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of
diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor
INTEGRITY - Honesty, justice, and consistency in
EXCELLENCE - High standards of service and
COMPASSION - Service in a spirit of empathy, love,
STEWARDSHIP - Wise and just use of talents and
in a collaborative manner.