Interacts directly with pediatric patients, families and other health team members and facilitates age-appropriate interactions and activities to help make the health care experience easier for patients and families, reduces patient and family distress, increases effective patient and family coping, fosters patient independence, and promotes optimum development.
Entry Rate:Based on Experience
Shift Details:Full and Part-time positions available at several Intermountain Locations. Primary Location would be Primary Children's Miller Campus (Lehi)
Other Facilities Include: McKay-Dee Hospital, Park City / Heber Hospitals, Primary Children's Hospital (Salt Lake City), Primary Children's Riverton,
Additional Details: Child life experience in a medical or hospital setting. A 600-hour Child Life Internship must be completed to be eligible for certification.
New grads will need to provide their internship completion certificate signed by their Intern supervisor to show incumbent has successfully completed their 600 hours prior to starting.
Accurately assesses, prioritizes, and documents pediatric patient and family care.
Develops, implements, and evaluates effective pediatric patient and family centered health care plans.
Provides developmentally-appropriate education, psychological procedural preparation, coping support, comfort management, and play opportunities, to pediatric patients and families.
Participates in selection, supervision, and training of practicum students and volunteers.
Assists with orienting, training and mentoring new employees.
Bachelor's degree. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
Child Life Certification from Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) or eligible for Child Life Certification (to be obtained within 6 months of hire date). A 600-hour Child Life Internship must be completed to be eligible for certification.
Child life experience in a medical or hospital setting.
Computer experience in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases or similar applications.
Experience in Child Life Core Competencies which include but are not limited to: 1) Establishing supportive relationships 2) Meeting needs of child and family members, with a focus on social, emotional, and cognitive development. 3) Providing education to and communicating with children, families and team members 4) Providing coping support and comfort management 5) Guiding children in therapeutic play techniques 6) Ongoing assessment and written documentation of clinical care.
Successfully completed a 600-hour child life internship with completion documentation.
1 year of Child Life work experience in a medical or hospital setting.
Location: Heber Valley Hospital, McKay-Dee Hospital, Park City Hospital, Primary Childrens at Lehi, Primary Childrens at Riverton, Primary Childrens Hospital
Work City: Lehi
Work State: Utah
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
$22.80 - $35.19
We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.
Intermountain Health is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals (includes "virtual" hospital), a Medical Group with more than 3,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 385 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and efficient healthcare delivery.