University of Maryland Medical Center – Baltimore, MD
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Supplement Child Life Specialist position available on an 19-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Approximately half of the unit is cardiac intensive care. As an integral member of the Child Life and interdisciplinary health care team, this position will provide direct care through assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of child life services to children ranging from infancy to adolescence. This position also serves as a member of the Pediatric Palliative Care Committee. The position also assists the child life specialist team in responding to consults to children of adults as the University of Maryland Children's Hospital is within the University of Maryland Medical Center.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
Minimum of 1 year experience in an acute care setting. PICU experience strongly preferred.
Position requires strong knowledge of psychosocial preparation, procedural support, documentation and coping skills.
Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with the interdisciplinary team required.
Bachelors degree in child life, child development, family studies, or closely related field. Master's preferred.
Must have completed a child life internship consistent with Association of Child Life Professionals guidelines. Must be Child Life Certified.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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