The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is a 20+ person program incorporating a wide range of therapeutic modalities and a strong emphasis on clinical supervision. We have an excellent opportunity for a child life specialist to join our team in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
The position schedule is: Wednesday through Saturday 12-10pm
Provide patients and families with therapeutic distraction, coping techniques, and developmentally appropriate psychological preparation before and during medical procedures in collaboration with the Pediatric ED staff.
Maintain medical chart documentation on patient/family needs, patient/family ability to cope with ED experiences, and Child Life interventions.
Facilitate continuity of care and positive transition from ED setting to the inpatient units by referring patients to appropriate inpatient specialists.
Facilitate ongoing educational efforts for Pediatric ED staff regarding developmentally appropriate language, coping techniques, psychological preparation, and children’s reactions to illness and hospitalization.
Training and supervision of volunteers, fieldwork students, and interns working in the Pediatric ED Child Life Program
Assessment, management, and ordering of all supplies and environmental enhancements necessary for group and individual programming in the Pediatric ED waiting and treatment areas.
Preferred candidates will have at least two years of child life work experience, preferably in an ED setting. CCLS certification or CCLS certification eligible, including successful completion of internship in a pediatric healthcare setting under the supervision of a certified child life specialist. Must receive Child Life Certification within 6 months of hire.
Seeking a self-directed individual with strong organizational and critical thinking skills.
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About The Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital
KRAVIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT MOUNT SINAI
The mission of the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is to provide exceptional, state-of-the-art, compassionate clinical care and community service. The Department, established in 1878, contributes to groundbreaking scientific research and educates the next generation of academic leaders in pediatrics.
The Department of Pediatrics at ISMMS consists of 15 Divisions, each responsible for fostering growth and excellence in clinical care, research, and education to include: Adolescent Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology and Hypertension, Neurology, Newborn Medicine, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology. The ultimate goal of the Department continues to be the premier academic tertiary/quaternary care facility and research institution dedicated to child health care in the Tri-State region, while expanding its reputation nationally.
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