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Child Life Specialist- Per Diem
New York Proton Center
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Posted: 10-Sep-21

Location: NEW YORK, New York

Type: Per Diem

Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Categories:

Allied Health
Child Life

Sector:

Hospital, Public and Private
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Internal Number: 001

About New York Proton Center
Position Title Child Life Specialist Reports to: Nurse Manager Job Status: Per Diem or Locums (3-4 months) Direct Reports: N/A Position Summary The Child Life Specialist will work alongside clinicians and provide supportive care for infant, child, and adolescent pediatric patients and their families at the New York Proton Center. The person in this role will strive to enhance the lives of children and their families through delivering world-class care. Duties and Responsibilities • Create a welcoming environment. Greet and introduce self and role upon initial contact with patient/family • Provide services to pediatric patients based on an understanding of child development and the impact that illness, injury, disability, and hospitalization have on this process • Identify teaching, materials and techniques for different age groups and learning needs • Provide emotional support and stress reduction techniques during identified stress points • Provide pediatric patients with opportunities for play and relaxation, interaction with other children, and personalized attention • Develop and execute group activity programs • Plan interventions specific to the impact ...of the health care • Provide guidance for the family in accordance with NYPC regulations and procedures • Record patient care information in the medical record and or the daily census sheets • Comply with all New York Proton Center policies related to Privacy Rules established under the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned Qualifications and Skills • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life, Child Development or closely related field • Child Life Specialist Certification • Prior experience working with pediatric population in a hospital environment • Strong technical problem-solving skills • Strong oral and written communication skills Our ideal candidate is familiar with the pediatric population served at NYPC and has experience in the following areas: • Pediatric oncology • Radiation/Radiology • Non-sedated and sedated scans (included but not limited to CT, PET, MRI) Working Environment This position will be filled ideally with a full time Child Life Specialist for a duration of 3-4 months, although there is potential for flexibility for the successful candidate. The working environment can be considered fast paced at times, requiring direct patient interaction. The Child Life Specialist will be required to maintain a high level of professionalism in all patient/visitor interactions. Physical Demands N/A About the Area New York City is a major metropolitan city and is home to world-renowned cultural offerings. Outdoor attractions include a variety of parks and greenspaces including Central Park, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Zoo, and the High Line; multiple waterfronts on the island afford convenient access to scenic activities. Cultural activities abound in Broadway, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art; iconic sites include the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and the One World Trade Center; shopping abounds in SoHo, Fifth Avenue, Chelsea Market, and the Fashion district; and dining offerings are second to none. The New York Proton Center, situated in Manhattan, is well-located for city living and suburb living, with multiple suburbs located 25 minutes from the Center, home to some of the best public school systems in the country. Approved by: Date approved: Last reviewed: The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
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