Department: Child Life FTE: 0.75 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Days
This position is a 30 hour position Sunday-Thursday Occasional evenings and holidaysÂ
Position Summary: Coordinate the therapeutic and recreational therapy programs for pediatric patients. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * ETHICS - Adhere to the Child Life Code of Ethics * ACTIVITIES - Organize developmentally appropriate educational, and recreational activities for patients; ensure the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of patients are met and assure their personal safety * PLAYROOM - Provide for the direction of playroom sessions to ensure the social, physical, cognitive and emotional needs of the patient are met and ensure their personal safety * COLLABORATION - Interact with other hospital professionals in promoting the physical and psychological well-being of pediatric patients * ENVIRONMENT - Ensure safety, maintenance and cleanliness of the assigned activity areas * INTERACTION - Demonstrate behaviors concerning methods of interacting with children and developmentally appropriate activities with children for medical staff and students * DOCUMENTATION - Document program activities in assigned areas, and in clinic sessions * PLAYROOM - Supervise playroom staff and volunteers * ORIENTATION - Provide orientation to volunteers and student staff members * EVENTS - Assist community organizations with arrangements for special events and provide assistance with distributing gifts with donations and assure thanks are conveyed * GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - Promote the continued process of growth and development for children and their families * DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops * MEETINGS - Attend meetings as required, and participate on committees as directed * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Experience: Essential: 1 year directly related experience
Nonessential: Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo1 year directly related experience
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
Physical Conditions: Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE