Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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Child Life Specialist - Full Time - Pediatric Development Clinic
at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, works with the interdisciplinary team to meet the unique emotional, developmental, and cultural needs of each pediatric patient and his/her family within the Alaska Native Tribal Health System.
Observes and assesses the needs and concerns of pediatric patients and their families.
Provides activities and interventions to help children and families cope with medical situations and meet their developmental, emotional, and educational needs.
Facilitates group and individual interactions and interventions with children and families.
Assist with organizing and managing special events, special guests, support groups, and other regularly scheduled events.
Assists children and families with mental and emotional preparation for medical procedures and surgeries and provides support and distraction during procedures.
Participates in psychosocial, interdisciplinary, and/or departmental team meetings and communicates developmental and psychosocial needs of pediatric patients.
Properly and accurately documents and charts on child and family interventions.
Maintains professional competence by keeping abreast of research and evidence based practices within the child life field.
Advocates for patients and families within the medical setting.
Provides in-services for department/unit staff and child life staff.
Promotes family-centered care by providing information, advocacy, and support to families of pediatric patients.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Knowledge of oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of customer service concepts and techniques.
Knowledge of human/child growth and development theory and practice.
Knowledge of and utilizes evidence based practice concepts, including pay, preparation, and assessment.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
Skill in coordinating multiple departments and individuals for completion of a single task.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
Bachelor’s Degree AND Completion of a minimum of 480 hour Child Life Internship.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory – One (1) year professional work experience working with the infant, toddler, school age child and adolescent in a therapeutic setting.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS).
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Two (2) years professional work experience as a CCLS is preferred.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Must be able to lift approximately 20 pounds.
ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present.
May be required to work outside traditional work schedule.