HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Child Life Specialist - PRN in Wichita, Kansas

/ Our mission: Wesley cares by ensuring quality healthcare, providing compassion, offering comfort, and building trust with every patient, every time. / / / Position Summary:

  • Provide activities and interventions to help children and families cope with medical situations and meet their developmental, emotional and educational needs

  • Prepare and accompany children and families during procedures and/or surgeries performed in specific units

  • Participate in grant writing and new program development

  • Observe and assess needs and concerns of children and families

  • Participate in psychosocial, interdisciplinary and/or team meetings/rounds to communicate developmental and psychosocial needs of children

  • Oversee daily activities of Patient Activity Assistants and volunteers on assigned units

  • Participates in community outreach and new program development with CLS Coordinator

  • Participates actively in continuing education to remain current with new advances in Child Life field

  • Maintain professional competence by keeping abreast of research and evidence based practices within Child Life field through attendance at conferences, continuing education presentations, etc

  • Participates in planning and implementation of special events, guests, support groups, and other events

  • May supervise Child Life internship program

    Required Registration, Licensure or Certification

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy

  • Current Certification as a Child Life Specialist

    * * Required Education or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Life related field

  • Minimum of 480 hour clinical internship

    * * Preferred Education or Experience

  • Prefer one year of paid Child Life experience

    * * Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Professional knowledge of Child Life theory and practice

  • Understand and utilize evidence based practice concepts, including play, preparation, and assessment

  • Understand human/child growth and development theory and practice

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

  • Possess personal computer skills

  • Ability to multi-task, delegate and prioritize

  • Possess problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Title: Child Life Specialist - PRN

Location: Kansas-Wichita-Wesley Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00323-15118