HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Child Life Specialist in Savannah, Georgia
*Job Status: Part-time - Days with rotating weekends *
Is your current role providing you the level of challenge and fulfillment you are looking for?
If not, consider a new opportunity as a *Child Life Specialist *with Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC).
Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), MHUMC is a 612-bed hospital in Savannah, Georgia. We opened our doors in 1955 and have evolved into the most advanced healthcare provider in the region. We are a regional referral center for heart care, cancer care, trauma care, children's care, high-risk pregnancies, and high-risk newborn care. Our hospital includes the region's only Level 1 trauma center, the region's only children's hospital, and the Savannah campus of Mercer University School of Medicine. Memorial Health serves 35 counties across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. In addition to MHUMC, our system includes primary and specialty care doctors, business services, and NurseOne, our 24-hour call center. We also have a major medical education program that trains residents in diagnostic radiology, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery.
We’d love to hear from you. Come join our team of dedicated professionals that are committed to delivering the best patient care in the world. Why don't you apply now?
We offer you a generous compensation package including: competitive pay, paid time off, 401k, medical, dental vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement and employee stock purchase plan.
BASIC PURPOSE*: * Child life specialists use their expertise knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate interventions to educate, prepare and support children through difficult tests, procedures, and assist in these life altering experiences their families experience due to chronic or acute illness, treatment, and recovery. Child Life Specialist adjust interventions to meet the temperament, coping style, medical plan and therapeutic needs of the families. Interventions may include medical play, therapeutic programming or pre-procedural education for patient and / or family members. As part of the health care team, child life specialists advocate for the unique needs of children and their families. Child life specialist provide children with opportunities to engage in normal play and recreational activities that promote growth, development, and feelings of success in the medical environment. Child life specialists promote the role of parents and other family members as partners on the health care team and promote the philosophy of patient- and family-centered care. Complies with the Memorial Health Compliance Program, related policies and procedures and the Code of Business Practices; reports instances of perceived and actual non-compliance to Team Leader or through other reporting mechanisms.
/We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status./* */ /
Education Required Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life or related field Education Preferred
License/Certification Required Eligibility to sit for Child Life Certification exam: required. Child Life Certification required within the first year of employment; CPR required License/Certification Preferred
Special Skills Required Academic preparation at the Bachelor Degree level must include supervised experiences by a certified child life specialist. Academic and clinical experiences must meet the basic requirements of The Association of Child Life Professional standards to sit for the exam. Special Skills Preferred
Experience Preferred Experience with hospitalized children and families.
Job: *Admitting Registration Clerical & Scheduling
Title: Child Life Specialist
Location: Georgia-Savannah-Memorial Health UMC Savannah
Requisition ID: 26960-6601