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Child Life Specialist

Company name
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Location
Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Healthcare, Education

Posted on
Apr 12,2019

Valid Through
Jul 26,2019

Profile

\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EPosition Summary:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003EProvides psychosocially and developmentally based assessment and support to both patients and their families. Plans and provides emotionally and developmentally appropriate play and other experiences to promote effective coping with health care experiences and continued cognitive and emotional growth. Enhances quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team. Teaches, supervises and evaluates work of volunteers and Child Life practicum students. Serves as a resource and advocate on child development issues.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EKnowledge:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• A professional level of knowledge of theoretical rationale of child development theories, educational theory, and caregiving practices.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Knowledge and skill in growth and development, therapeutic play, psychological preparation, provision of coping strategies and support during medical events.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Knowledge of medical terminology and its implications at a level generally acquired through nine to twelve months on\u002Dthe\u002Djob training.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Knowledge of the Child Life Council Code of Ethics.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Familiarity with hospital/departmental policies and procedures normally acquired through one to three months on\u002Dthe\u002Djob experience.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EEducation:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003EA Bachelor\u0027s Degree in Child Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Child Life, or related field, and completion of a Child Life internship of, minimum 480 hours preferred 600 hours.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EWork Experience:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003EOne year job experience or a Master’s degree with some work experience preferred.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EShift:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003EDays\u002DFull Time 40 hours\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003ESaturday through Wednesday, 8am to 4:30pm \u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003EExempt \u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EWork Location:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003EJohns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore,MD\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003ESkills:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Ability to assess patient/family psychosocial and developmental strengths and risks, \u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Plan goals\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Implement interventions\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Evaluate effectiveness of assessment, plans and interventions.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Ability to facilitate a variety of group and individual play and activities that promote development, self\u002Dexpression, and mastery.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Ability to provide constant attention to patients and families, determining their needs, monitoring their behavior and providing necessary support up to eighty percent of work day.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Documentation and written communication skills, usually acquired through internship and nine to twelve months on\u002Dthe\u002Djob training.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Effective verbal communication and public speaking skills.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Basic supervisory skills.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Strong multi\u002Dcultural skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and staff.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Strong time management and organizational skills.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003ERequired Licensure, Certification, Etc:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003ECertification at the professional level through the Child Life Council must be acquired within the first year of employment. Employee must maintain certification during employment. If employee fails to recertify according to Child Life Council standards, employee must take and pass the certification exam the next time it is offered.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EWorking Conditions:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Works in area that may require contact with aggressive and/or combative patients.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003Cp\u003E• Work areas may be noisy and crowded.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D \u003Cp\u003EJohns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug\u002Dfree workplace employers.\u003C/p\u003E\u000D\u000D\u003C/div\u003E,

Company info

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Website : http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/

Company Profile
Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States. Johns Hopkins Medicine unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

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