The Child Life Specialist is responsible for implementing a psychosocially and developmentally supportive program for hospitalized children and families. Child Life Specialist is a member of the pediatric health care team who focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children using therapeutic and developmental play experiences which help children and families maintain normal life patterns; prevent significant developmental disruption; and mitigate psychological distress throughout their health care experience. The Child Life Specialist provides appropriate guidance for volunteers, students and visiting groups. Child Life Specialist acts as an advocate for children and their families with the hospital and uses their knowledge of child development to enhance the hospital environment for pediatric patients.
BS in Child Developement, Psychology, Social Work or Related Field
At least 2 years previous Child Life Experience Preferred
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Primary Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Facility: Saint Mary's Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.