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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 87987
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030361-Nursing - 4T Medical/Oncology
Current Child Life Certification required.
Certified Child Life Specialists working at Carolinas Medical Center in the adult Oncology Division Units (to include Hematology/Oncology, Solid Tumor and Stem Cell Transplant) 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 information, education, support and guidance to parents, siblings and other family members. Promotes effective coping and play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. They provide emotional support for families and encourage optimum development of children feeing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to healthcare and hospitalization.
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, stooping, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support up to 51 pounds of weight in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Good organization and time management skills are required. Must be able to cope with interruptions, varying personalities and cultural diversity, changing priorities and irregular hours.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelor's Degree required in Child Related studies. Minimum experience to include completion of student placement/internship in a Child Life Program in a health care setting.