Child Life Specialist - Pediatric Emergency Room and Inpatient 2pm- 11:30pm
Tampa General Hospital
Location: Tampa , Florida
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 220003U7
The Child Life Therapist is responsible for planning and implementing programs and activities designed to reduce stress caused by hospitalization, considering normal human development and the impact that illness, injury, disability, and hospitalization have on this process. The Child Life Therapist will provide programming, including preoperative teaching, diversion activities, procedural support, and developmental play therapy. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of Tampa General Hospital.
Tampa General Hospital offers a full range of women’s health and pediatric services. This division includes, Mother Baby unit, Ante-Post Partum Unit, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, Pediatric Medical-Surgical Unit, Pediatric Dialysis, Pediatric Day Hospital, and the Transition Nursery.
Graduate from an approved university with a Bachelor's degree in child life, child psychology, or another closely related field to human development. Successfully completed a 600 hour internship or currently completing them under a Certified Child Life Specialist. Certification or eligibility for Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
TGH is the area’s only level I trauma center and one of just two ABA-verified adults & pediatric burn centers in Florida. With five medical helicopters*, we transport critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. The hospital is home to one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in the country. TGH is a nationally designated comprehensive stroke center and has a 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Other outstanding centers include cardiovascular, orthopedics, high-risk and normal obstetrics, urology, ENT, endocrinology, and the Children’s Medical Center, which features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric kidney transplant services. As the region’s leading safety net hospital, Tampa General is committed to providing area residents with world-class and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services.
Tampa General Hospital was named the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021, and recognized as one of America's Best Hospital's in five medical specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI S...urgery, Nephrology, and Orthopedics. Tampa General Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition for nursing excellence, for the fourth consecutive time – an accomplishment that fewer than one percent of hospitals nationwide have earned. TGH is accredited by The Joint Commission and was awarded disease-specific certification in five medical specialties. TGH is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). *Air transport provided by Metro Aviation, Inc.