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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 66020
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Detailed Shift and Schedule: day shift, M-F 4 days per week, rotating schedule
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030065-Nursing - 9L Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit
**Must have successfully completed a Child Life Internship and either have Child Life Specilalist Certification in place or elligible/pending completion.**
Certified Child Life Specialists working at Carolinas Medical Center in the adult intensive care units (Cardio Thoracic, Dickson Heart, Neuro Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Surgical Trauma ICU and Oncology) to help the children of adult patients understand their loved ones medical experiences by providing developmentally appropriate support and education. Preferred 1 year clinical experience working as a Certified Child Life Specialist.
Provides education, support and guidance TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF ADULT PATIENTS. Promotes effective coping and play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. Provides emotional support for families and encourages optimum development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to healthcare and hospitalization.
Work requires walking, standing, silting, lifting, stooping, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support 51 pounds of weight in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelor's Degree in Human Growth and Development, Education, Psychology or a related field of study. Experience with completion of student placement/internship in a Child Life Program in a healthcare setting required. Current Child Life Certification required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Good organization and time management skills are required. Preferred 1 year experience.