Mount Sinai Careers

CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST III

New York, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Job Summary

    The Child Life Specialist III provides comprehensive child life services to any and all areas of the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. The child life specialist III possess advance clinical skill and serves as role model for peers and other staff, precepting new child life staff, mentoring, providing departmental and interdisciplinary education and coordinating clinical/program development activities.


    Duties and Responsibilities
    (in order of importance and/or frequency)


    • Provides comprehensive child life services for PICU, P4, P5, PCICU, ZONE, NICU, ED and outpatient areas as directed by the child life director.
    • Functions as a key member of the healthcare team, communicating all relevant developmental and psychosocial information to other team members via charting, participation in team meetings, etc. Responds immediately to all formal and informal consults submitted.
    • Makes all appropriate patient and family referrals for specialty programming.
    • Participates in planning and implementation of special events and programming.
    • Develops and assists with projects addressing the needs of patients and families identified by the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy director and leadership team including the coordination of child life services in areas throughout the hospital.
    • Through leadership meetings, create strategic plans that ensure that overall child life programming needs are routinely met (position recruitment, staff scheduling).
    • Develops and implements educational seminars that address psychosocial needs and challenges of hospitalization to child life interns and to other staff within the hospital.
    • Provides continuing educational competency programs for child life staff.
    • Provide clinical supervision and management of assigned child life staff in scheduled supervision sessions, performance planning, and performance appraisals.
    • Participates and/or facilitates clinical group supervision.
    • Provides supervision to volunteers, students and child life interns.
    • Serve in leadership roles on identified departmental committees and initiatives.
    • Participates in hospital wide committees as assigned.
    • Maintains professional development and competency.



 


 

Requirements
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Related Experience: 5 years of related experience working as a child life specialist in a pediatric healthcare setting.

Minimum Licensing Requirements: None

Minimum Certification Requirements: Professional Child Life Specialist Certification (CCLS)
Agent: Child Life Council
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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