HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Child Life Specialist (PRN) in Houston, Texas

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas– Houston, TX

Child Life Therapist – Recreational Therapy PRN

The Woman's Hospital ofTexas opened in 1976 and ever since has remained the state's premier facility dedicated solely to the health of women and newborn infants.

Located near the Texas Medical Center, Woman’s offers 397 licensed beds, including a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and a full range of women’s health services and newborn infants.

More than 650 board-certified physicians at Woman's offer their expertise and an outstanding level of quality care in the areas of gynecology, obstetrical care, high-risk pregnancy and minimally invasive surgery.

The Woman’s Hospital of Texasis currently looking for aChild Life Therapist. This is a PRN position.

Responsibilities: 1. Under the supervision of the Pediatric Director of Rehabilitation, the CCLS is responsible for planning, organizing and conducting Child Life programs for inpatient infants, children and their families designed to support the developmental progression of the individual infant, child and family during hospitalization. 2. Participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving patient’s health care goals through patient assessment, planning and implementation of child life interventions and evaluation of patient outcomes. 3. Fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth. 4. Observes patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures. 5. Educates patients in terms they understand and within their paradigm to maximize their ability to comply with their discharge instructions. 6. Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas. 7. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste (of time and supplies) and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care. To actively market services to increase volume and awareness. 8. Demonstrates the ability to be an advocate for and strive to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. 9. Interactions with patients and colleagues demonstrate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status or cultural beliefs. 10. Communicate effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care and to meet the needs of the customers we serve. 11. Demonstrates ability to fulfill requirements of attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping practices. 12. Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the unit. 13. To uphold the standards of the profession and organization and practice ethically and with integrity. 14. Other duties as assigned Knowledge of basic Child Life principles and standards of practice. Knowledge of child and human development, family systems, cultural differences. Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, diseases and post-surgical conditions, especially those common to neonates. Knowledge of medical terminology.

Qualifications: REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Child Life/Child Development. Completion of internship in a Child Life Program. PREFERRED: Master’s degree and or completion of a Fellowship program following completion of a B.S. degree. REQUIRED: Certification in Child Life, or meet all certification eligibility requirements and pass the certification exam within six (6) months of hire. BCLS REQUIRED: Minimum of two (2) years pediatric experience. PREFERRED: NICU experience.

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Child Life Specialist (PRN)

Location: Texas-Houston-The Woman%27s Hospital of Texas- Houston

Requisition ID: 00162-90139