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Certified Child Life Specialist - Atrium Health CMC - Adult Intensive Care Unit - PRN

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Atrium Health


17d ago

đź’Ľ Graduate Job


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  • You must have a Bachelor's degree in related field, completed student placement/internship, Child Life Certification, excellent communication skills, and 1 year of experience preferred for this role. Be prepared to lift and support 51 pounds.
  • You will plan and implement goals to meet pediatric patients' psychosocial needs, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, provide patient and family education, advocate for family-centered care, and supervise interns and volunteers.

Graduate Job



  • Provides education, support and guidance TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF ADULT PATIENTS. Promotes effective coping and play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. Provides emotional support for families and encourages optimum development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to healthcare and hospitalization.


  • Work requires walking, standing, silting, lifting, stooping, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support 51 pounds of weight in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies.
  • Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Growth and Development, Education, Psychology or a related field of study. Experience with completion of student placement/internship in a Child Life Program in a healthcare setting required. Current Child Life Certification required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Good organization and time management skills are required.
  • preferred 1 year experience

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Plans, implements, and evaluates short and long term goals to support the psychosocial and developmental needs of the pediatric and neonatal patients.
  • Works with the multidisciplinary team to provide education to patients and families and to formulate and implement a plan of care.
  • Collaborates with appropriate departments when planning and implementing special activities and events that assist the patient and family with normalizing their hospital experience.
  • Serves as a patient and family advocate through the philosophy of family centered care.
  • Assists with planning, presenting and evaluating in-service education.
  • Works with the Child Life Assistants and Volunteer Services to on-board and evaluate volunteers as needed.
  • Provides education and supervision of student interns for the Child Life Department.
  • Assists with on-boarding and mentoring of new teammates and Child Life interns.


Work type

Part time

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