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Childlife Specialist/Coordinator

Location: Los Angeles, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 668480 Date posted: 02/20/2018
Meets the psychosocial needs of hospitalized children through a play activity program. Provides play opportunities and other experiences in order to minimize the negative emotional and developmental impact of hospitalization.

Essential Functions:

- Develops, implements and evaluates/improves Child Life Programs for hospitalized Pediatric patients.
- Provides age appropriate therapeutic play activities for the ambulatory and bedridden pediatric patient which assists in coping with their illness and hospitalization.
- Assists children in the development of coping strategies through play, recreation, and art.
- In conjunction with other health care team members, identifies current patient needs and develops care plan goals.
- Participates in multi-disciplinary care conferences.
- Ensures each child's program is consistent with TJC and other regulatory requirements.
- In conjunction with others, coordinates the Child Life Program volunteers.
- Orients, trains, and supervises volunteers and students who provide support on the pediatric unit.
- Develops and implements in-service training to hospital staff in the area of Child Life.
- Monitors the effectiveness of the program.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum two (2) years of experience as a Child Life Specialist.
- Bachelor's degree in child life or related field (i.e. early childhood development, recreation therapy) OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Child Life Specialist certification required within one (1) year of hire.
- Valid BLS card.
Additional Requirements:
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
- In-patient hospital experience preferred.
- Master's degree and one (1) year post-graduate master's preferred.

- Certification in Child Life Development

- Certified Child Life Specialist

- Master in Child Development Preferred

- Experience in care experience delivery and family centered care 

- Effective Communication 

- Experience in acute care inpatient facility
Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,4867 Sunset Medical Center 4867 W. Sunset Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 7:30 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Pediatrics Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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