Certified Child Life Specialist- Peds Emergency Department
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Position offer full benefits
4 Year Degree
3 openings available.
Internal Number: 001
OHSU is more than Oregon's only comprehensive academic health center. It’s an entire community of people dedicated to a single cause. Each of us are here to improve the health and well-being of people in Oregon, and beyond. Our core values of quality, service, transparency and diversity are essential in what we do, but ultimately important because of why we are here. We are here to serve. We are here to innovate. We are here to lead. We are looking forward to the dynamic impact you will make by joining OHSU.
This is a weekend day position in the Emergency Department at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital. The Child Life Specialist will support ED and hospitalized pediatric patients with acute and chronic illnesses to promote their healthy growth and development, reduce anxiety of hospitalization, increase coping and emotional adjustment to medical setting.
FTE .75 or 30 hours per week.
Bachelor's degree in a Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Recreational Therapy, Special Education, or a closely related field and completion of a minimum of 480 hours in a Child Life internship. Child Life Certification within one year of hire date.
Preference will be given to applicants with hospital experience or training, Child Life Specialist certification, and proficiency in Spanish.
Expertise in child Life skills and practices.
Competent in computer functions, such as e-charting
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is offering an opportunity for a part-time Child Life Specialist position at one of the nation’s top ranked Children’s Hospital as reported U.S. News & World Report. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we strive to offer the best medical care to every child across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.
The Child Life Specialist will promote healthy growth and development, reduce anxiety of hospitalization, and aid focusing on emotional adjustment to procedures and hospitalization for pediatric patients in the outpatient settings. This CL Specialist must also be capable of providing support to inpatient units when needed, i.e. vacation coverage or illness of coworkers