Full Time Child Life Specialist Inpatient Pediatrics (including PICU)
Bellevue Hospital is the flagship hospital of the NYC Health + Hospitals system. It is the oldest operating public hospital in the nation with a long history of innovation and reputation of serving the city’s most vulnerable residents. The Department of Child Life & Developmental Services is a well-established service that is seen as an integral part of comprehensive, holistic family-centered medical care for children and teens.
The Department of Child Life and Developmental Services at Bellevue Hospital is seeking a full time child life specialist for the inpatient pediatric medical unit and PICU. You will work along with a child life/art therapist and an interdisciplinary team of pediatricians, nurses, PCT's and social work.
Child life covers 25 bed general pediatric unit and currently a 5 bed ICU which will be expanding after renovation as part of the recent Trauma 2 Peds designation.
Responsibilities: • Daily rounds with residents, nurses and social work.
Psychological support and preparation for painful procedures
Weekly psycho-social interdisciplinary rounds
Plan and implement multi-age group activities in playroom
Supervision and training of volunteers and child life interns if eligible
Our department offers a monthly clinical supervision group as well as a monthly full department meeting.
• Child Life Certification or certification eligible
• At least one year work experience as a child life specialist
Bellevue Hospital is the oldest operating public hospital in the country and the flagship facility of the NYC Health + Hospitals system. The Department of Pediatrics includes general pediatrics, PICU, distinct level 2 trauma pediatric emergency service, general and specialty clinics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit and crisis center. The Department of Child Life & Developmental Services provides preventative, supportive, and educational child life services in a family-centered care model in all pediatric areas.