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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 1/4/2017

HCA Healthcare Wichita, KS

Wichita, KS
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Part Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Code: 00323-15118

PRN/Per Diem


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

Bachelor's Degree

Last Edited: 11/29/2016