NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hospital is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Child Life Specialist! Our Child Life Specialists provide education regarding illness/condition, treatment, and coping techniques to patients and family members. Our team also assists in the preparation of patients and families for surgical, medical, and diagnostic procedures using developmentally appropriate and medically accurate teaching tools and techniques, with a goal of increasing knowledge and decreasing anxiety. This position will support the Pediatric ED, and schedule will be for evening shift.
Job Responsibilities: * Utilizes knowledge and resources to assess, plan and prioritize appropriate child life and interdisciplinary interventions * Assesses patients development, temperament, coping style and adjustment using knowledge of child development and behavior, disease/injury, treatment, healthcare stressors, cultural and family systems * Assists departmental staff members in the effective purchase, donation, delivery, and storage of materials (including toys) utilized in programming * Facilitates positive relationships with family members, using knowledge and resources to accommodate cultural needs and to bridge differences * Seeks involvement and support of family members in their child's child life and health care team goals, matching expectations with family needs and values. Extends support and offers counsel to family members with respect to their own stress and needs * Assists in the identification and utilization of internal and community resources for families * Provides education to parents regarding the patients and/or siblings developmental needs and responses to illness/injury/hospitalization * Supports siblings through developmentally appropriate play, expression, education and visitation * Provides opportunities for and facilitates a variety of group and/or individual recreational and play activities that promote normalization, development, learning, self-expression, and coping * Demonstrates, explains, and provides stress reduction techniques before, during, and/or after stressful experiences to facilitate adaptive coping in consideration of developmental, emotional, situational, and behavioral factors * Documents services provided to patients/families appropriately, effectively, and in a timely manner * Builds and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary team members, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care, safety, family-centeredness, and patient/family satisfaction * Participates in team conferences, rounds, staff meetings, new staff member orientation, and in-service education as appropriate * Recommends consults/referrals when patient needs are beyond the scope of child life
Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelors degree in Child Life, Early Childhood Education or a closely related field * CCLS certification or eligible for CCLS certification by the Child Life Certifying Committee, including successful completion of full-time internship in a pediatric healthcare setting under the supervision of a CCLS
Preferred Qualifications: * Masters degree in Child Life * At least one year experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist in a pediatric healthcare setting * Work experience with children, youth, and families in non-healthcare settings preferred Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.If you wish to view NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn's EEO policies, please click here.
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