Child Life Assistant, Child Life - Per Diem/Variable

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork. Position Summary The Child Life Assistant Per Diem is responsible for conducting planned daily activities to further the social emotional, intellectual and physical development of pediatric patients and their siblings to reduce the traumatic effects of illness and hospitalization in the Child Life department at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job * Plans and supervises therapeutic, developmental group and bedside activities to help patients adjust to and cope with hospitalization. * Assists Child Life Specialists as needed in providing support and preparation for medical experiences. * Maintains accurate documentation and performs required clerical duties as assigned. * Contributes to team and patient conferences. Participates in training and supervising child life students and volunteers. * Assists Child Life staff in identifying and providing the educational needs for hospital personnel and the community regarding psychosocial and developmental issues. * Participates in department Performance Improvement and/or LEAN projects. * Assists with coordinating special events and donations accordingly. Minimum Requirements Qualifications/Work Experience: * Completion of Child Life Internship preferred. Education/Licensure/Certification: * Bachelors Degree in Child Development or related field preferred. * Working toward Child Life certification preferred. * Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BCLS) certification required.

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