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Child Life Specialist: GMH, PRN, Various Shifts

Company: Prisma Health
Location: Greenville
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference. Job Summary Provides optimal development & psychosocially appropriate care for pediatric patients & families. Assesses children's development & coping needs, and implements developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions such as play, medical play, psychological preparation, & rehearsed coping to minimize distress associated with the healthcare environment & to foster resiliency. Collaborates as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team to develop and administer an individualized plan of care. Accountabilities * Assessment: Effectively utilizes information from the child/family and observations of development, coping styles, play, and affect\u00A0as a basis for initial assessment and to formulate a plan of care. Assesses children's development, emotional responses to healthcare experiences, and coping. Evaluates outcomes of interventions and uses ongoing assessment to guide the plan of care. Documents professional assessment in a timely manner. Makes referrals as appropriate.\u00A0 20% * Goal Directed Therapeutic Interventions: Facilitates individualized goal-directed therapeutic interventions to address issues such as separation, fear, medical\u00A0compliance, and developmental delays. Facilitates medical play. Provides psychological preparation to children and families undergoing procedures and surgery. Accompanies children and families during procedures and/or stressors to facilitate adaptive coping. Facilitates planning, rehearsing, and implementing coping strategies with children and families. Facilitates therapeutic interventions to children and families to address issues of grief and loss. Concisely and accurately documents interventions provided and children's responses to interventions.\u00A0 20% * Normative Play Interventions: Utilizes developmentally appropriate play and activities to foster optimal developmental and psychosocial outcomes. Establishes and maintains safe, therapeutic, and inviting play environments. Facilitates developmentally appropriate play as a primary tool to meet psychosocial needs.\u00A0 15% * Promotes Family Centered Care: Orients families to services available. Supports the central role of the family, valuing strengths and needs in implementing child life services. Identifies needs and provides services to meet the developmental and emotional needs of siblings. Acts as an advocate for families in the healthcare setting.\u00A0 15% * Educates Families: Educates families regarding children's responses to healthcare environments, coping, chronic illness, and grief and\u00A0loss. Acts as a resource and provides anticipatory guidance to families in the areas of child development, play, and parenting.\u00A0 15% * Professional Responsibility: Acts as a role model regarding age specific and developmentally appropriate care. Conducts in-services and conference presentations within the healthcare environment and community regarding the psychosocial needs of children in the healthcare setting. Provides orientation, ongoing education, and feedback to volunteers and interns. Seeks and obtains opportunities for professional growth and development. Maintains certification.\u00A0 15% Supervisory/Management Responsibilities This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director or executive. Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree - Child Life or related field Required Certifications, Registrations, Licenses
    • Child Life Certification (Must obtain within one year of employment) Work Shift Variable (United States of America) Location Greenville Memorial Med Campus Facility 1008 Greenville Memorial Hospital Department 10086080 Child Life Share your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

Keywords: Prisma Health, Greenville , Child Life Specialist: GMH, PRN, Various Shifts, Other , Greenville, South Carolina

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