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Child Life Specialist

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description IntroductionDo you have the career opportunities as a(an) Child Life Specialist you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David's North Austin Medical Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.BenefitsWe are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At St. David's North Austin Medical Center, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • Home, Auto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!Learn more about Employee BenefitsOur teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Child Life Specialist where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!Job Summary and QualificationsAs a Child Life Specialist (CLS), you will provide child life services to children and families of St. David's North Austin Medical Center to include consultation, education, performance improvement, policy and program planning, advocacy and environmental planning. As a member of the child life team, you will work collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care.* You will carry out a comprehensive therapeutic program based on normal human development and the impact that illness, injury, disability and hospitalization have on the process.* You will aim at meeting the emotional, social and developmental needs of pediatric patients.* You will conduct evaluations, record evaluations in the patient's medical records and consult with physician and staff.* You will facilitate therapeutic and medical play sessions to meet patients' emotional and developmental needs in accordance with medical order.* You will provide and cooperate with programs which assure continuity in the child's normal life experiences, e.g. school programs, personal and holiday celebrations.* You will educate and orient student groups, staff and other professionals to Child Life.
    What qualifications you will need:Experience* Experience in Child Life; Child Development or related field. - preferred* Experience working with hospitalized children or children in another setting; as well as counseling experience with individuals and groups - preferredEducation* Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work or related field.License and Certifications* Current certification or eligibility for certification as a Child Life Specialist within one year of hire.St.
    David's North Austin Medical Center is a multi-specialty hospital in Texas with
    more than 360 beds. The facility is home to St. David's Children's Hospital, St. David's Women's
    Center of Texas featuring a Level III NICU, a Kidney Transplant Center, and the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery. Additional services
    offered at this medical center include 24-hour emergency care, heart and vascular care, neurology and
    neurosurgery, rehabilitation services, and inpatient and outpatient surgery.
    St. David's North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, which is one
    of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St.
    David's HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two
    local non-profits - St. David's Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.
    HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute
    for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the
    delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses."Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
    HCA Healthcare Co-FounderIf you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Child Life Specialist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Austin , Child Life Specialist, Other , Austin, Texas

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