Child Life Specialist - Radiology - Full Time 40 Hours
- Location: Boston, MA
- Posted: Jan 16, 2019
The Child Life Specialist, ensures that comprehensive services are provided to minimize the negative impact of trauma, illness and hospitalization by addressing the emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs of patients and families throughout the healthcare experience.Essential Responsibilities/Duties:
Assists patients and families in coping with illness and hospitalization.
Provides developmentally appropriate preparation and education to patients and families regarding their healthcare experiences.
Documents and maintains updated patient information pertaining to services provided.
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in an effort to support a family centered care approach to services.
Provides individualized therapeutic interventions to assist with support of emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs.
Normalizes environment to reduce impact of healthcare experiences on development and coping.
Provides legacy and bereavement support for patients and families encountering grief as needed.
Provides program development for the assigned clinical area
Maintains an appropriate, safe and supportive environment for children and families in the patient care setting.
Participates in meetings included but not limited to; patient care rounding, unit meetings and child life staff meeting.
Works alongside manager and child life staff pertaining to donations, budget for resources and supply needs.
Participates in volunteer training, support and supervision.
Adheres to infection control policy set forth by institution.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Baccalaureate degree in child life or closely related field with 1-2 years of experience in child life setting is required. Masters preferred.
Completion of a 480 hour child life internship under the direct supervision of a certified child life specialist required.
Certification as a child life specialist is preferred
This position will primarily be for full time (40 hours) clinical coverage within the Radiology Department, however may extend to other areas of the hospital where child life support is needed.
- Full time