Child Life Specialist (PRN)
Additional Information About the Role
Join St. Louis Children's Hospital and make a difference today! We are seeking a Child Life Specialist to work PRN, on an as needed basis!
Hours: Varied days and evenings, 7 days per week. Shifts are planned in advance as well as last minute to cover PTO or sick days.
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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).
To provide the scope of child life services to children and families who are receiving services from St. Louis Children's Hospital.
ResponsibilitiesCollaborates 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.
EducationBachelor's Degree - Child Life/Educ/Life Science
Supervisor ExperienceNo Experience