University of Iowa Health Care - Stead Family Children's Hospital
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Starting $39,182
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1
Within the Stead Family Children’s Hospital plan, develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive child life therapy treatment programs for pediatric and neonatal patients with complex and/or specialized needs. Provide quality educational experiences to staff and students. Position based in Iowa City, Iowa.
Provide high quality patient care for children with complex or specialized needs including evaluation, assessment and treatment appropriate for patient’s condition and age.
Serve on committees and actively participate in meetings to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team in coordinating therapeutic programs for individuals and groups of patients.
Demonstrate a cooperative, flexible and innovative problem-solving approach.
Serve as a clinical resource for others.
Create, participate in and conduct in-service training sessions to staff and students.
Evaluate patient progress and document results.
Perform routine and assigned clinical and administrative tasks in an efficient manner.
Adhere to institutional and departmental standards.
Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Exhibit a commitment to quality and process improvement including participation in the Quality and Safety Rounds on home unit.
Perform other special projects and tasks as assigned.
Demonstrate respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
Welcome the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognize that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
Represent the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strive to promote continual process and quality improvement.
Seek opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.
Certification as a certified child life specialist is required within one year of hire date.
Completion of a clinical child life internship (600 hours minimum) under the supervision of a certified child life specialist
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Experience in providing procedural support to pediatric patients for a variety of medical experiences.