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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Child Life Specialist, Pediatric ER in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking a full time, variable shift Child Life Specialist with the Patient Care Department at Covenant Children's Hospital.

Job Summary:

Functioning as a member of the health care team, the Child Life Specialist is responsible for supporting children, teens, and family members in the health care setting by providing developmentally appropriate play/recreation and activities, education and preparation for medical procedures, and emotional support of the child and family.

Essential Functions:

  • Assesses and prioritizes psychosocial acuity of each patient and establishes a child life care plan in collaboration with the treatment team to meet patient/family psychosocial needs.

  • Provides education regarding illness/condition, treatment, and coping techniques to patients, family members, and the larger community as appropriate.

  • Provide opportunities for and facilitate a variety of group and individual play, recreation, and therapeutic activities that promote development, coping, self-expression and mastery for patients and their families.

  • Supports family-centered care through communication and involvement of parents and other family members.

  • Provides, through direct and indirect involvement, a safe and therapeutic environment for individuals and groups.

  • Participates in professional development to enhance job performance and contribute to the departmental and hospital mission and goals.

  • Educates and assists in the clinical training of child life students as assigned by the senior child life specialist.

  • Assists with orientation, scheduling, and supervision of departmental volunteers.

  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care that is family-centered, developmentally appropriate, and psychosocially sound.

  • Consistently provides for clinical documentation and productivity data collection as required by Covenant Children’s and departmental policy

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Life, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies or a closely related field

  • Coursework/Training - Minimum completion of the child life clinical training requirements (e.g., internship) in accordance with the guidelines established by the Association of Child Life Professionals.

  • Coursework/Training - Trained in child development principles and impact of illness and hospitalization on children and families:Application of therapeutic play, developmental education, and expressive modalities to address psychosocial needs of children and families

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) through the Child Life Certifying Committee.

  • BLS (AHA) Certification/training within 30 days of employment

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year experience working with young children and adolescents in a healthcare setting.

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Social Work

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