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The Child Life Specialist provides support to both outpatient and inpatient areas of the hospital. The CLS will support patients with acute and chronic illnesses to promote their healthy growth and development, reduce anxiety and trauma and aid focusing on emotional adjustment to hospitalization.
This relief position supports the current CL staff in providing coverage for sick and vacation.
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.
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