Child Life Specialist - Intensive Care Nursery/Neo-Natal Intensive Care
UCSF Campus and Health
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: High School
Internal Number: 111998558
Job Summary Promotes optimum growth and development of intensive care nursery/neonatal intensive care patients and their families by creating a therapeutic environment which minimizes psychological trauma and promotes mastery of health care experiences. Provides opportunities for expression of feelings through individual and group therapeutic play. Plans interventions in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team. Provides developmentally appropriate education for children and adolescents prior to medical procedures with materials and language that are age appropriate. Coordinates programming and special events for pediatric patients and their families in Child Life Services programming spaces. Provides orientation and supervision for Child Life Services interns and volunteers. Assists in training and orientation of new hires. Works under the supervision of the Child Life Manager.
Required Qualifications ï± Minimum qualifications for application include a Masters degree in Education, Child Life, Child Development or a related field, or 5 years of experience ï± Child Life Certification required ï± Minimum of 2 years paid experience as a Child Life Specialist required. ï± Experience with infants and intensive care units preferred. ï± Must complete CLS II competencies within 6 months of hire: These include all CLS I competencies plus: o Student Internship Supervision o End of Life Care o Cultural Awareness o Professionalism o Special needs o New Employee Orientation Preferred Qualifications N/ALicense/Certification ï± Child Life Certification required About UCSF At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.Pride Values UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
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