Child Life Specialist (PRN)
Intermountain Healthcare
14h ago

Job Description :

Interacts directly with pediatric patients, families and other health team members, facilitates age-appropriate interactions and activities to help make the health care experience easier for patients / families, reduces patient / family distress, increases effective patient / family coping, and fosters patient independence and promotes optimum development.

Also provides supervision to interns, mentors staff, and coordinates community outreach and Foundation partnerships.

Posting Specifics

Entry Rate : $19.83 + Depending on experience, and there is a differential offered for weekend and evening hours.

Benefits Eligible : No

Shift Details : PRN position. Will help cover necessary shift within the department due to vacations, sick-calls, and as needed. (0-40 hrs / wk)

Department : Intermountain Healthcare Child Life - Primary Childrens at Riverton Hospital

Additional Information : A 600-hour Child Life Internship must be completed to be eligible for certification.

Perks of Working for Intermountain

Meal discounts

24 / 7 on-site, state-of-the art fitness centers at many facilities (about $5 per month) including group fitness classes at select facilities

Health and Wellness Programs including a Live Well Incentive Program

401(k) 2% for all caregivers with additional matching up to 4%

Over 302,000 discount offers across 10,000 cities on everything from pizza, the zoo, movie tickets, car rentals, and hotels

Education Assistance (must be benefits eligible)

Tuition Loan Assistance for full-time caregivers (available for select positions), up to $3,000 per calendar year

Education and Development Opportunities

Employee Appreciation Events (including a yearly gift)

Many facilities have full-service cafés, gift shops, and ATMs onsite

Cell Phone Discounts (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile)

Discounted Lagoon Amusement Park Tickets

Perks of Living in the Salt Lake Valley

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons (incredible hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, camping)

Corner Canyon, Ferguson Canyon, Emigration Canyon, City Creek Canyon

Great shopping City Creek Mall, The Gateway, Holladay shopping area, Fashion Place Mall, Southtowne, Jordan Landings

Sporting Events Utah Jazz, Salt Lake Bees, Utah Grizzlies, University of Utah

Many great Universities University of Utah, Westminster University, Ensign College, Salt Lake Community College

Seven different ski resorts nearby

Many family friendly activities : Hogle Zoo, This is the Place Monument and Park, Clark Planetarium, Tracy Aviary, Wheeler Historic Farm, Aquarium, Lagoon Amusement Park (North Salt Lake), Cowabunga Bay Water Park, Boondocks Family Fun Center

Broadway at the Eccles, Hale Center Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Off Broadway Theatre, Kingsbury Hall, Pioneer Theater, Utah Children’s Theater, Ballet West, Salt Lake Acting Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Abravanel Hall (Utah Symphony)

Downtown Farmers Markets and Art Festival, Cultural celebrations

Memory Grove Park, SLC Public Library, Temple Square, Cathedral of the Madeleine

Great restaurants, bars, and entertainment in downtown Salt Lake

Red Butte Gardens

International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park, and Jordan River Parkway

Millcreek Canyon (dogs allowed, children’s summer camps)

Saltair (concerts) and Great Salt Lake, Bonneville Salt Flats

Skydive Utah (Tooele area)

Utah Motorsports Campus (Tooele area)

Job Essentials

Accurately assesses, prioritizes, and documents pediatric patient and family care.

Develops, implements, and evaluates effective pediatric patient and family centered health care plans.

Provides developmentally-appropriate education, psychological procedural preparation, coping support, comfort management, and play opportunities, to pediatric patients and families.

Participates in selection, supervision, training of practicum students and volunteers.

Assists with orienting, training and mentoring new employees.

Participates in selecting, orienting, supervising, and evaluating interns.

Participates as a coach in hospital initiatives.

Provides education to staff (e.g., in-services, newsletter articles, etc.).

Assists with community outreach and Foundation partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.

Child Life Certification from Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) or eligible for Child Life Certification (to be obtained within 6 months of hire date).

A 600-hour Child Life Internship must be completed to be eligible for certification.

Two years (4000 hours) of clinical child life experience.

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  • Computer experience in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases or similar applications.

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  • Experience in Child Life Core Competencies which include but are not limited to : 1) Establishing supportive relationships 2) Meeting needs of child and family members, with a focus on social, emotional, and cognitive development.

    3) Providing education to and communicating with children, families and team members 4) Providing coping support and comfort management 5) Guiding children in therapeutic play techniques 6) Ongoing assessment and written documentation of clinical care 7) Mentoring, supervision, and coaching staff and students 8) Providing bereavement and end of life support.

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  • Successfully completed a 600-hour child life internship with completion documentation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Spanish Speaking.

    Physical Requirements :

    Carrying, Hearing / Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pushing / Pulling, Seeing, Speaking, Squatting / Kneeling, Standing, Walking.

    Location :

    American Fork Hospital, McKay-Dee Hospital, Primary Childrens at Riverton, Primary Childrens Hospital, Riverton Hospital, St George Regional Hospital, Utah Valley Hospital

    Work City : Riverton

    Work State : Utah


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