Child Life Specialist Pediatric Oncology Palms West PRN Day

Child Life Specialist
Pediatric Oncology
PRN Day .001
Palms West Loxahatchee, FL
Facility information
Located on a spacious 94-acre campus, our 204-bed facility offers top-quality care for a full complement of healthcare services. Palms West has established a position of medical leadership by listening to the needs of people in our community and responding with compassionate, quality health care and innovative new services that meet those needs.
Awards and Accolades:
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Primary Stroke Center
Center for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Top Tie Best Regional Hospital
The American College of Radiology Accreditation
To provide psychological and developmental based assessment and support to both patients an their families. Plan and provide emotionally and developmentally appropriate experiences to promote effective coping with health care and continued cognitive and emotional growth. Enhance quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team. Serve as a resource and advocate on child development issues.
Position Requirements include:
  • Works with ill or injured children, adolescents and their families to ease the anxiety and stress that comes with hospitalization. Ease the trauma of hospitalization by providing interaction, play and relaxation.
  • Develops and evaluates treatment plans for children. Helps children understand medical care, diagnosis and procedures. Accompanies children through medical procedures. Educates family and staff on techniques.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a safe and therapeutic patient care environment. Maintains age-appropriate supply of therapeutic play materials (e.g., arts, crafts, games, books,) and evaluates the need for equipment and supplies.
  • Participates in rounding and evaluations as part of the interdisciplinary team and proactively responds to patient needs to improve patient outcomes and positively impact overall patient experience.
  • Contributes to a culture of patient centered care by ensuring a quiet healing environment.
Bachelor's Degree in Child Life Specialist Program or a related field with a major in Child Development, Child and Family Studies, Psychology, Early Childhood Education or similar field
2 years previous experience as Child Life Specialist or completion of internship program in an acute care facility. Minimum of 450 hours under the supervision and advisement of a qualified Child Life Educator.
Certified or eligible for Child Life Certification by the Child Life Council of the Association for the Care of Children's health.
Must have and maintain professional affiliations and associations with individuals, organizations and institutions related to Child Life.
BLS from American Heart Association

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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