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Child Life Specialist - Military Veterans

at HCA Healthcare

Description

Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as a Child Life Specialist you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join The Woman's Hospital of Texas which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

The Woman's Hospital of Texas, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a Child Life Specialist where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

  1. Under the supervision of the Respiratory Therapist Director, the CCLS is responsible for planning, organizing and conducting Child Life programs for inpatient infants, children and their families designed to support the developmental progression of the individual infant, child and family during hospitalization.
  2. Participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving patient’s health care goals through patient assessment, planning and implementation of child life interventions and evaluation of patient outcomes.
  3. Fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth.
  4. Observes patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures.
  5. Educates patients in terms they understand and within their paradigm to maximize their ability to comply with their discharge instructions.
  6. Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas.
  7. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste (of time and supplies) and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care. To actively market services to increase volume and awareness.
  8. Demonstrates the ability to be an advocate for and strive to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.
  9. Interactions with patients and colleagues demonstrate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status or cultural beliefs.
  10. Communicate effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care and to meet the needs of the customers we serve.
  11. Demonstrates ability to fulfill requirements of attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping practices.
  12. Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the unit.
  13. To uphold the standards of the profession and organization and practice ethically and with integrity.
  14. Other duties as assigned

What qualifications you will need:

CERTIFICATION

Required:

  • Be approved for eligibility to sit for the exam by ALCP. Must provide approved registration. **Exam must be passed within 6 mos of hire.

Preferred:

  • Must have current certification by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP)

EDUCATION:

Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Child Life, Child Development, Family Studies or related field required and 600 hour internship with an approved child life program

Preferred:

  • Masters degree in Child Life, Child Development, Family Studies or related field and 600 hour internship with an approved child life program

EXPERIENCE:
Required:

  • Previous experience preferred with basic understanding of children’s illnesses, medical terminology and supervisory skills

Preferred:

  • Minimum 2 years pediatric experience

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to communicate and interact with pediatric and adolescent population and their families. Proficient in knowledge of growth and development of the pediatric population

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Knowledge of basic Child Life principles and standards of practice. Knowledge of child and human development, family systems, cultural differences. Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, diseases and post-surgical conditions, especially those common to neonates. Knowledge of medical terminology.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

At The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, our care philosophy is Woman First. It’s in our name, and it’s in our founding mission. Our 420+ bed hospital was founded in 1976 by 29 physicians who recognized a need in Houston for a facility focused solely on women in all stages of life. We were the first women's hospital in Houston and first facility in Texas dedicated to the health of women and newborns. Today, we are the state’s premier facility dedicated to the health of women and children offering expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, minimally invasive surgery, infertility, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy, and pediatrics. We deliver 800+ babies a month, more than any other hospital in Texas, and care for more multiple births than any other hospital in the region. Our Level IV NICU provides the highest level of care for premature babies and we have the area's only March of Dimes NICU Family Support program. As a member of HCA Houston Healthcare, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in the region, we are a part of a network that delivers stronger, smarter and more accessible care to women than any other medical system across the Houston area.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.


"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Child Life Specialist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Houston, TX

HCA Healthcare

HCA Serving Those Who Have Served Us So Faithfully.

Guided by the principle that quality care begins with the warmth, compassion, and positive attitude of our employees, HCA has consistently proven to be the nation’s leading healthcare provider with the widest range of employment opportunities.

Since our founding over 40 years ago, HCA has grown in size and services with over 280 affiliate facilities in 20 states and England. Our family of nearly 190,000 strong is dedicated to developing innovative strategies and practices to better the human condition.

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Expert care, ethical conduct, innovative technologies, and best practices are the core of our resources. Through these, we strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, community-centric health care for approximately 18 million patients annually.

HCA has over 7000 open requisitions in hospitals, diagnostic, outpatient and business operations across 20 states in the U.S.

Our employment opportunities fill job classes in both patient care and business support services. While a majority of positions account for clinical backgrounds, HCA has many opportunities in supply chain and logistics, IT, engineering and technical, administrative and managerial, sales, finance and accounting, environmental, plant ops, HR and many more.

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