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BJC HealthCare

Child Life Specialist (PT)

Healthcare

Clinical Care Specialist/Staff Nurse

No

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

St. Louis Children's Hospital is seeking a Child Life Specialist to work part time. 12 hour EU shift each week 10:30a-11p (Covering every 3rd weekend)

Applicants much have completed their 600 hour internship prior to starting.


Overview

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St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”

Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2021, St. Louis Children’s was one of eight children’s hospitals to rank in the top 25 of all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).


Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

To provide the scope of child life services to children and families who are receiving services from St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Responsibilities

Collaborates with health care professionals and hospital staff to provide optimal family centered care.Provides child life services to patients and families as assessed and prioritized including psycho-social preparation for hospitalization, procedures, surgeries, and/or other potentially stressful events.Actively contributes to the efficient operation of the Child Life Department, planning activities, special projects, meetings and outcome measures.Increases awareness of child life services throughout the hospital by providing information about the services, role modeling, medical record documentation and in-service education.

Minimum Requirements

Education

Bachelor's Degree - Child Life/Educ/Life ScienceChild Life Internship

Experience

No Experience

Supervisor Experience

No Experience

Preferred Requirements

Experience