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Child Life Specialist -3N Pediatrics- Mercy Medical Center PT .4 (7a-3p)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/11/2017
Job Title: 
Child Life Specialist -3N Pediatrics- Mercy Medical Center PT .4 (7a-3p)
Job Category:   Clinical:Child Life
Location:   Des Moines
Job Description:   **Child Life Specialist -3N Pediatrics- Mercy Medical Center PT .4 (7a-3p)** **Description** **GENERAL SUMMARY** **:** Responsible for promoting a positive hospital experience for children and families by fostering normal development, through education, preparation, play, advocacy and psychosocial support. Communicates assessments, concerns and interventions with multi-disciplines. Oversees child life practicum students, interns, job shadows and patient support volunteers. **ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS** **:** * Understands and utilizes evidence based practice concepts, including play, preparation and assessment. * Observes and assesses the needs and concerns of children and families receiving services at Mercy. Prepares the children and families for medical procedures. * Provides activities and interventions to help children and families cope with the medical situations and meet their developmental, emotional and educational needs, on an individual and group basis. * Participates in interdisciplinary and/or departmental team meetings and communicates developmental and psychosocial needs of children. * Accurately documents and charts interactions with patients. * Works as an advocate for patients and families within the medical setting. * Manages supplies and space in playrooms, activity rooms and supply rooms. * Oversees cleaning of playrooms according to departmental and institutional policies. * Oversees volunteers in the department/unit, who work with children. * Provides in-services for department/unit staff and fellow child life staff on an as needed basis. * Assist with special events hosted by the department/unit, or the child life specialist group. * Serves as a resource in area of child development and psychosocial needs and collaborates with other disciplines. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES REQUIRED** **:** * Bachelor degree in Child Life, Child Development, or related field required. * Completion of child life internship (480 hours) or clinical child life experience. * Certification by Committee of Child Life Council required within two years of hire date. * Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. * Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire. **Job** Human Services **Primary Location** IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** Days 7a-3p **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 32 **Weekends Required** None **Req ID:** 2017-R0132989
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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