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.
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).
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 child life internship with completion documentation.
1 year of Child Life work experience in a medical or hospital setting.
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Internal Number: R17075
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, a Medical Group with more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 180 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 in efficient healthcare delivery.