Child Life Specialist


  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Posted: Dec 6, 2019

Job Description


EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 29.25% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY!
GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!

As part of a multi-disciplinary health care team, conducts activities which focus on the emotional and developmental needs of children and families using play and other forms of communication and education; Assesses and recommends programs and policies that will provide a safe, therapeutic and age-appropriate pediatric environment.

Job Requirement

Education/Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field. Must have completed 480 hours of clinical child life work experience.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Obtain Certification as a Child Life Specialist within 6 months of hire. Basic Life support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
Completed clinical child life work experience in an acute care hospital.
Possess Certification as a Child Life Specialist.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Knowledge of:
Child Life Assessment techniques; psychosocial care of hospitalized children and family dynamics; bereavement support; principles of pediatric growth, cognitive and emotional development; Adult and child education principles and practices; medical terminology; common pediatric injuries and illnesses; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.

Skill in:
Needs assessment techniques; developing and evaluating Child Life educational programs; conducting educational programs using a variety of training tools; Use of developmentally appropriate educational aides; assessment documentation; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting including stamina to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time, and use standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefits package that leads the market and includes:

Employer Paid Pension Plan totaling 29.25% of your annual salary!
Vestment in the pension plan after 5 years of qualifying employment!
Consolidated Annual Leave (CAL) - CAL is used for personal leave, holidays (eleven scheduled holidays per year), doctor appointments, vacation, and sick days up to 16 consecutive scheduled work hours (short term sick leave), etc. Eligible employees shall accrue CAL at the following rates. Part-time accrual is based on the number of paid benefit hours.

Length of Service

Rate of Accrual per 80 hours worked

Days per year (based on 8-hour day)

0 12 months

0-90 days > 3.077 hours*

*Upon completion of the 90th day of employment, the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 12 hours.

91 days 12 months > 5.2769 hours**

**Upon completion of the twelfth month of employment the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 80 hours.

27 days

13 months 48 months

8.3077 hours

27 days
Credit Union Eligibility
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan
Nevada has no State Income Tax
No Social Security Deduction

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

01

(Child LS-Req) Do you have a bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field? Yes
No

02

Do you have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider (BLS) card? Yes, I have a current BLS card by American Heart Association
No, but I have the ability to get one very quickly
Not Applicable

03

(Child LS-Req) Have you completed the required number of hours (680 hours) of clinical child life work experience in order to obtain the Child Life Certificate? Yes
No

04

If you answer "yes" to the question above, please list the name of the institution(s) in which you completed your 480 hours of clinical child life work. If not, please enter "NA" for not applicable.

05

(Child LS-Req) Do you have a Certification as a Child Life Specialist? Yes
No but I have the ability to obtain a Certification as a Child Life Specialist within 6 months of hire
No and I will need more than 6 months to obtain a Certification as a Child Life Specialist

06

(All-Req) I understand that my answers to the Supplemental Questions alone will not qualify me for the position. I must back them up by stating clearly those qualifications relevant to experience, education level, and certifications when completing the application in order to be qualified. Yes, I understand and will include those qualifications relevant to experience, education level, and certifications when completing the application.

Salary Information


$23.81 - $36.91 Hourly

Employment Type


  • Full Time

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

1800 W Charelston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Opened: 1931

Phone: (702) 383-2230

Fax: (702) 383-2005

Web: https://www.umcsn.com/Careers/Careers.aspx

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