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Child Life Specialist Pediatric Specialty Department Outpatient CA

Company: Kaiser
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Meets the psychosocial needs of hospitalized children through a play activity program. Provides play opportunities and other experiences in order to minimized the negative emotional and developmental impact of hospitalization, within the CSA.

This position is primarily based in the outpatient subspecialty department, although the specialist may also accompany and prep patients at other departments within the hospital.

Essential Responsibilities:

Provides appropriate play activities for the ambulatory and bedridden pediatric patient which assists in coping with their illness and hospitalization.

Assists children in the development of coping strategies through play, recreation, and art.

In conjunction with other health care team members, identifies current patient needs and develops care plan goals.

Participates in multi-disciplinary care conferences.

Ensures each childs program is consistent with The Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements.

In conjunction with others, coordinates the Child Life Program volunteers. Orients, trains, and supervises volunteers and students who provide support on the pediatric unit.

Develops and implements inservice training to hospital staff in the area of Child Life. Monitors the effectiveness of the program.

Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:



Bachelors degree in child life or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration
Basic Life Support

Child Life Specialist Certificate within 12 months of hire

Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Current Child Life Specialist certification preferred.
Masters degree and one (1) year post-graduate Masters preferred.

PrimaryLocation : California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Medical Offices
HoursPerWeek : 32
Shift : Day
Workdays : Tue 8am to 4:30pm, Wed 8:30am to 5pm, Thu 8am to 4:30pm, Fri 8:30am to 5pm
WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 05:00 PM
Job Schedule : Part-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-NCAL-09-NUE-Non Union Employee
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
Department : Santa Clara Homestead Hospital - Pediatric Palliative Care - 0206
Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.By applying, you consent to your information being processed by SonicJobs and transmitted to the Employer.
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