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We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
We are seeking a Child Life Specialist to join our team who will plan and provide therapeutic activities and appropriate psychosocial/developmental care for pediatric and adolescent patients and families, to assist them in effectively coping with stress and anxiety of health care experiences, and in cooperation with other members of the health care team, integrates therapeutic interventions with overall care and treatment of patients.
Assesses patients and facilitates play interactions with regard to developmental level, interest, capabilities, life situations, special concerns, and stress vulnerability potential related to illness, injury and health care. Documents assessments when appropriate.
Institutes an individualized program of activities and/or behavioral strategies as needed for patients in consultation with nursing staff and other involved members of the health care team. Participates in patient’s discharge planning as appropriate.
Provides play opportunities and other therapeutic interventions to promote understanding and prepare patients for health care experiences, to foster growth and development, and prevent adverse consequences of hospitalization.
Provides procedural, emotional and bereavement support to patients/families. Assess needs for outpatient psychosocial care and recommends referrals.
May manage a volunteer service program to support Child Life Program activities.
Serves as a clinical resource to pediatric staff, parents, volunteers, students, and other hospital staff in areas where children are treated. Provides interdisciplinary in-service education on child development, child life, and the impact of illness, injury and health care on patients and families.
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.
As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
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