Certified Child Life Specialist - Children of Adults - INTEGRIS Children's (Full-Time, MWF) * Experience Required * Relocation Assistance Provided
The Child Life Specialist directs patient care utilizing developmentally appropriate preparation, support, therapeutic interventions, medical play, advocacy, and emotional support to promote positive coping during health care experiences, reducing stress and anxiety and minimize the negative impact of trauma, hospitalization, and illness. Enhances quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team as it relates to the developmental and psychosocial needs of children and families in the hospital setting. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.
INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.
The Child Life Specialist II responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Provides developmentally appropriate education to patients and families regarding healthcare experiences.
* Provides developmentally appropriate procedural preparation and support to patients and families.
* Provides developmentally appropriate therapeutic and medical play interventions to patients and families to assist in coping with illness and hospitalization.
* Provides developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions that are goal-oriented and individualized to the patient and family.
* Provides play-based interventions using medical puppets/dolls to provide developmentally appropriate education to patients and families.
* Supports patients and families experiencing grief and bereavement.
* Normalizes the environment to support developmental milestones and promote positive coping.
* Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in identifying and managing patients' and families' emotional safety and developmental needs.
* Documents and maintains updated patient information pertaining to services provided by child life.
Reports to the Child Life Manager.
Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time Standing/Walking: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects) Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes Seeing: Yes Hearing: Yes Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.
All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.
* Bachelors degree is required, , including graduation from an ACLP-endorsed child life academic program or with completion of the ACLP required coursework.
* National Certification in Child Life (CCLS) required.
* Basic Life Skills (BLS) required.
* Membership within the Association of Child Life Professionals required.
* Computer proficiency required in Microsoft Office, EMR/Epic and/or other computer systems.
* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written)
* This job may require the incumbent to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Oklahoma State Driver's License as well as, a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier, if needed.
INTEGRIS Health is the state's largest Oklahoma-owned health system with hospitals, rehabilitation centers, physician clinics, mental health facilities and home health agencies throughout much of the state.
The INTEGRIS Health mission: Partnering with people to live healthier lives.
To our patients, that means we will partner to provide unprecedented access to quality and compassionate health care. To you, it means some of the state's best career and development opportunities. With INTEGRIS Health, you will have a genuine chance to make a difference in your life and your career.