-This position is under the supervision of the Pediatric/PICU Nurse Director & Child Life Coordinator.
-Responsible for supporting infants, children, youth, and families by providing evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation and education to reduce fear, anxiety, and pain.
-Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care that is family-centered and developmentally appropriate.
-Ability to assess and prioritize the psychosocial acuity of each patient and establish a plan of care in collaboration with the medical team to meet patient/family psychosocial needs.
-Ability to educate patients/family members regarding illness/condition, treatment, and coping techniques.
-Ability to support family-centered care through communication and involvement of parents and other family members.
-Ability to educate and assist in the clinical training of child life students as assigned by the Child Life Coordinator.
-Ability to assist with orientation, scheduling, and supervision of child life volunteers.
-On-Site Professional Counselors (EAP)
-Discounted Pharmacy Cost
-Cash Retention Bonus (only one in our region)
-Retirement Benefits w/Employer Match
-PTO & Extended Illness
-Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
-And more at: https://apps.umchealthsystem.com/documents/wellness.pdf
UMC Vision, Mission and Standards:
-Vision: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
-Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial
performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
-Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
-501 licensed beds
-62 Site locations
-Regions only Level I Trauma Center
-Regions only BICU
-Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
-Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly