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BJC HealthCare

Child Life Assistant (PRN)


Nurse Assistant


Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

St. Louis Children's Hospital is seeking a Child Life Assistant to work on an as needed basis to work in activity areas with our patients.

PRN= Minimum of 14 shifts every quarter


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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

Responsible for the safety and security of patients and families in the hospital playrooms, teen lounge and during special events. Supervises, directs, and coordinates the daily operations of these areas and the work of volunteers. Responsible for daily tracking of needed information.


Carries out the playroom and teen area activity programs as assigned, including plans and implements group activities that are developmentally appropriate, and assists in the coordination of special events. .Responsible for the daily safety and security of all patients and visitors and during special events by assuring that safety/security policies and practices are consistently followed.Oversees the daily roles and responsibilities of volunteers in the CL areas and during special events by directing them to priority patients and guiding their work.Maintains an orderly and safe environment for all patients and families by overseeing and participating in the daily cleaning and maintenance of CL areas.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma or GED