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BayCare Health System Child Life Specialist in TAMPA, Florida

Title: Child Life Specialist Location: FL-Tampa-St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa Job Number: 231204

The Child Life Specialist II is responsible for implementing a psychosocially and developmentally supportive program for hospitalized children and families.

  • Provides appropriate guidance for volunteers and students.

  • The child life specialist is a member of the pediatric health care team who focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children using therapeutic and developmental play experiences which help children and families maintain normal life patterns, prevent significant developmental disruption, and mitigate psychological distress throughout their health care experience.

  • Acts as an advocate for children and their families with the hospital and uses their knowledge of child development to enhance the hospital environment for pediatric patients.

  • This is a PRN role

Why BayCare?

Our network consists of 15 community-based hospitals, a long-term acute care facility, home health services, outpatient centers and thousands of physicians. With the support of more than 30,000 team members, we promote a forward-thinking philosophy that’s built on a foundation of trust, dignity, respect, responsibility, and clinical excellence. Our team members focus on tomorrow by achieving personal and professional success today. That's why you'll thrive in our forward-thinking culture, where we combine the best technology with compassionate service. We blend high-tech with high touch in ways that are advancing superior health care throughout the communities we serve. Our extraordinary team of 8522 nurses deliver clinical excellence and compassion that makes a difference in our patients lives every day.

Qualifications:

Certifications and Licensures

Required

CCLS (Child Life)

Education

Required

Bachelor's

Child Life

Or

Bachelor's

Early Childhood Education

Or

Bachelor's

Child Development

Or

Bachelor's

Recreational Therapy

Or

Bachelor's

Psychology

Experience

Required

1 year

Internship

Preferred

1 year

Clinical Related

Specific Skills

Required

Collaborate and work with a team

Required

Medical terminology use and understanding

Required

Work independently

Required

Work with minimal supervision

Required

Written and verbal communication skills

Required

Computer skills appropriate to position

Required

Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Shift: Days

Shift Hours: Variable

Weekend Work: Occasional

On Call: No

Employment Status: ACTIVE PRN

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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