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PRN - Child Life Specialist

Company name
Childrens National Med Center

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Healthcare, Education

Posted on
Aug 30,2019

Valid Through
Dec 13,2019

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PRN - Child Life Specialist','190001HN','!*!Provides therapeutic services and play activities to promote the physical, emotional and developmental growth of patients and minimize potentialstress and trauma for patients and families','!*!Minimum EducationBachelor's DegreeSpecific Requirements and PreferencesBachelor’s degree in Child Development or related field. Candidate must be certified or eligible for child life certification. (Required)Specific Requirements and PreferencesChild Life Internship (480 hours) .Required Skills/KnowledgeKnowledge of child and adolescent growth and development, advanced interpersonal skills, sensitivity to divergent cultures and child-rearing practices.Functional AccountabilitiesInsures Effective Patient Care Plan is Developed, Implemented1. Make assessment of identified patients.2. Write patient care plans and developmental treatment plans, when appropriate.3. Provide range of therapeutic services, including orientation to hospital, medical play, and preparation for procedures, stress reduction techniques, behavioral interventions.5. Organize and monitor play activities for assigned patient care area(s).6. Provide supportive services to patients, parents, and siblings.7. Participate in patient/family education by providing age-appropriate materials and information.8. Provide information about educational services.Effective Multidisciplinary Communication Established Regarding Patient & Family1. Communicate child life observations, assessments, and interventions to the health care team.2. Document significant interventions in the patient medical record.3. Participate in patient care conferences, treatment planning meetings, and team meetings.Provides Education to staff and Patient/Family1. Provide educational sessions for staff and education/training for child life interns and practicum students.2. Provide education, training, and guidance to patient care volunteers.3. Participate in patient/family education by providing age-appropriate materials and information.Organizational AccountabilitiesOrganizational Accountabilities (Staff)Organizational Commitment/Identification  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are metTeamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinionsPerformance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgmentCost Management/Financial Responsibility  1. Use resources efficiently2. Search for less costly ways of doing thingsSafety  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance','District of Columbia-Washington','','111 Michigan Avenue','','Washington','20010','Allied Health','Patient Services','R (Regular)','R (Regular)','O - PRN','O - PRN','Variable','Variable','PRN','PRN','Aug 30, 2019','PRN - Child Life Specialist

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Childrens National Med Center
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Company Profile
Children’s National Medical Center is the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for 140 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

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