Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.
Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.
We’ve been Magnet-designated three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.
We need your expertise.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different. Do you have what it takes?
Department: Anschutz Child Life Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits (excluding PRN positions)
The Child Life (CL) Specialist works in health care and community settings to address the psychosocial, emotional and family concerns that accompany the illness and injury of children, adolescents and young adults. The CL Specialist utilizes developmentally appropriate information, procedure support, emotional processing, play, self-expression and empowerment to improve the coping and adjustment of patients and families. The CL Specialist collaborates with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for/ensure that developmentally appropriate, emotionally safe, family-centered care is being provided to patients and families. In addition, the CL Specialist takes an active role in developing and maintaining resources, planning and facilitating special events and providing educational opportunities throughout Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and the community.
Ambulatory position in the Allergy Clinic at the Anschutz campus.
4 full-time openings listed below. Schedules are included in the listings on childrenscolorado.org.
NICU – covers NICU, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Labor and Delivery
Colorado Springs Campus also has a full-time NICU position open
CICU/CPCU – covers cardiac ICU & progressive care units
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders – 2 positions
PRN – covers our main campus and network of care sites (not full time or eligible for benefits)
EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Education, or related fields.
EXPERIENCE – Successful completion of a child life internship.
CERTIFICATION(S) –Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS).
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is a top-ranked hospital located in a top-ranked city.
With a regional team of more than 1,000 team members, Children’s Colorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has team members at five locations providing outpatient specialty care, emergency care, inpatient care and therapy care. Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is the first pediatric-only hospital in the region and includes the region’s only emergency department and operating rooms built just for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their lives to treating kids – and only kids – and who are directly linked to one of the country’s leading pediatric academic medical centers.
This opportunity gives you the ability to lead a diverse team of pediatric experts at one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the nation, according to US News and World Report, while living and being a part of a community that ranks “#1 Most Desirable Place to Live in the U.S.,” according to the US News and World Report.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
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