BayCare Health System
currently consists of 14 community-based hospitals,
a long-term acute care facility, home health services, outpatient centers and physician offices, all located throughout the Tampa Bay area. We're committed to delivering the highest quality, compassionate care to all those we serve. That's why we attract forward-thinking people who are enthusiastic about the future. And you can be sure we'll give you what you need to succeed - both personally and professionally.
The Child Life Specialist II is responsible for implementing a psychosocially and developmentally supportive program for hospitalized children and families. Provides appropriate guidance for volunteers and students. The child life specialist is a member of the pediatric health care team who focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children using therapeutic and developmental play experiences which help children and families maintain normal life patterns, prevent significant developmental disruption, and mitigate psychological distress throughout their health care experience. The child life specialist acts as an advocate for children and their families with the hospital and uses their knowledge of child development to enhance the hospital environment for pediatric patients. Must have already completed a child life internship under the direction of a Certified Child Life Specialist and obtain professional certification within 12 months of hire.
This position will be working in the Pediatric ER at Mease Countryside Hospital. The shift is 3:00 pm-11:00 pm. The position is working 64 hours per pay period.
Certifications and Licensures
Required | CCLS (Child Life)
Required | Bachelor's | Child Life
Or | Bachelor's | Early Childhood Education
Or | Bachelor's | Child Development
Or | Bachelor's | Recreational Therapy
Or | Bachelor's | Psychology
Required | 1 year | Internship
Preferred | 1 year | Clinical Related
Required | Collaborate and work with a team
Required | Medical terminology use and understanding
Required | Work independently
Required | Work with minimal supervision
Required | Written and verbal communication skills
Required | Computer skills appropriate to position
Required | Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills