Provides assessment and evaluation of patients which will lead to organization and coordination of therapeutic programs and treatment modalities to effect improvement in the physical, mental and social well-being of patients and their families. Develops individualized treatment plans to promote psychosocial, emotional, physical, and developmental growth of patients while minimizing trauma of hospitalization and/or illness. Prepares patients for medical experiences with coping strategies, communicating with members of the health care team, and orienting and supervising Volunteers and Child Life/Recreation Therapy interns.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year College or University, preferably in one of the following fields of study: Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Recreation Therapy, Leisure Studies or related fields.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of child life or recreation therapy or related experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Child Life Specialists must obtain Child Life Specialist Certification within one (1) year of hire. Recreational Therapists must obtain Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification within one (1) year of hire. Current Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is required. Crisis Prevention Instruction is required. Valid fingerprint clearance card required.
Tucson Medical Center, licensed at more than 600 beds, has been Tucson’s locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for more than 75 years. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Other specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiac care, orthopaedic, neuroscience, hospice, surgical, vascular and geropsychiatric care.
We earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with the commission's performance standards. Key collaborations include our alignment with Abacus Health, a Southern Arizona accountable care organization; membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network; and partnership in the Southern Arizona Hospital Alliance. Additionally, TMC HealthCare has a joint venture with El Rio Health in creating the innovative, integrated health centers HealthOn Broadway and HealthOn University.
TMC is also committed to empowering patients to be active partners in their care and has a robust wellness outreach program, including at TMC for Seniors at El Dorado, The C...ore Health & Wellness Center at La Encantada and Chef Janos Wilder’s Carriage House.
Southern Arizona's locally governed nonprofit health system, TMC HealthCare, is the corporate entity that includes Tucson Medical Center and TMCOne primary and specialty care practices.