Specialist - Child Life Services I
Sidra Medical and Research Center
منذ 19 ساعات
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  • Under thesupervision of the Child Life Services Supervisor makes decisionsrelated to the plans of care for women / children.
  • Makes day to day decisions regarding assessment andinterventions that impact patients and families and collaboratingstaff / colleagues.
  • Makes recommendations to thesupervisor regarding decisions that have a unit / serviceimpact.
  • Essential Function 1 - 40%
  • Assesses, meaningfully interacts with, and provides asafe, therapeutic and healing environment for children andfamilies :

  • Implements Child Lifeservices using evidence-based practice.
  • Usesdevelopmentally appropriate play as a primary tool in assessing andmeeting psychosocial needs.
  • Utilizestherapeutic play and other creative modalities to meet individualdevelopment and emotional needs.
  • Therapeutic play refers to specialized activities thatare developmentally supportive and facilitate the emotionalwell-being of a pediatric patient.
  • Therapeutic play typicallyconsists of at least one of the following types of activities : 1)the encouragement of emotional expression (e.

    g. reenactment ofexperiences through healthcare play), 2) instructional play toeducate children about medical experiences, and 3) physiologicallyenhancing play (e.

    g. blowing bubbles to improvebreathing).

  • Paces interactions in response toa child’s and family’s lead.
  • Applies formal and informal assessment techniques toassess psychosocial needs, and continue cyclical process ofassessment, plan, intervention, and evaluation.
  • Supports the central role of the family, valuingstrengths and needs; works to maintain family units.
  • Provides support to siblings, parents, and other friendsand family members in order to improve understanding of thepatient’s situation and familiarization with the healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrates respect fordiversity.
  • Establishes and maintainstherapeutic relationships.
  • Creates anenvironment where play is valued.
  • Plans andimplements varied developmentally supportive activities.
  • Utilizes effective communication skills in the process ofsupporting children and families.
  • Providesinput about facility design and provisions to promote orientation,comfort, healing, security, and
  • normalization.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary care conferences,psychosocial rounds, and nursing report.
  • Maintains good interpersonal relations with patients,families, visitors, and other employees, following
  • departmental and hospital-wide philosophy.

  • Communicates concisely with others, integrating theoryand evidence-based practice to obtain and share pertinentinformation.
  • Prepares and maintains a safe,inviting, and developmentally responsive play environmentappropriate for patients and families.
  • Ensuresthat the department’s resources, playrooms, and activityareas are maintained appropriately and cleaned per hospitalguidelines, adhering to MOPH standards.
  • Ensures that infection control procedures are adhered toat all times and provides assistance to the Department in thisregard.
  • This would include wiping down table surfaces, toy washing,and acting as liaison with Housekeeping and Infection Controlstaff.

    Essential Function 2 -40%

    Provides teaching forand assists with potentially stressful patient and family healthcare events :

  • Utilizes knowledgeof child development (neonate to adolescent) and family-centeredcare to design and implement child life interventions including ageappropriate preparation and education and proceduralsupport.
  • Assesses patient and family knowledgelevel, misconceptions, previous experience, and unique social,cultural and learning needs.
  • Assesses patientand family responses to stress.
  • Plans andimplements teaching and support accordingly.
  • Provides psychological preparation, incorporating keyelements of developmentally appropriate information, encouragementof emotional expression, and the formation of a trustingrelationship.
  • Uses accurate anddevelopmentally appropriate teaching aids andtechniques.
  • Recognizes verbal and non-verbalcues and adapts accordingly.
  • Uses minimallythreatening, developmentally supportive language.
  • Describes sensory information, sequence, timing andduration of events.
  • Facilitates planning,rehearsal, and implementation of coping strategies.
  • Facilitates opportunities for play to decrease distressand increase effective coping.
  • Utilizesappropriate psychological pain management strategies, and advocatesfor additional intervention as needed.
  • Considers the unique needs of the child and family, suchas coping style, previous experience, developmental level, culture,spirituality, family situation, and emotional state.
  • Essential Function 3 20%

  • Represent,Communicate, And Teach Child Life Services Appropriately To OtherProfessionals, Volunteers, Students, And The Community;
  • WorkCollaboratively With All Parties As Needed To Achieve OptimalOutcomes

  • Demonstrates respectfor the viewpoints of others.
  • CoordinatesChild Life services with others.
  • Integratesinterdisciplinary goals into Child Life services.
  • Creates concise, objective and accurate clinical notes,documenting information pertinent to the plan of care.
  • Documents all relevant patient information in alignmentwith documentation guidelines appropriately and in a timelymanner.
  • Recommends consults or referrals whencircumstances are beyond the scope of Child Lifepractice.
  • Demonstrates effective advocacy forChild Life practice and psychosocial issues.
  • Maintains professional presentation of self, includingcareful attention to verbal and written communication, as well asstandards in dress code.
  • Providescomprehensive orientation to services.
  • Communicates expectations and roles clearly andconcisely.
  • Assesses and responds to diverselearning needs.
  • Provides a safe learning andworking environment.
  • Provides education tostudents by participating in and presenting during an internshipmodule and learning opportunities.
  • Preparesexpectations, goals, and plans for student rotation on assignedunit in coordination with the Internship Coordinator / Leadership,and guides students through learning experiences asassigned.
  • Provides orientation to department,assigned patient care areas, and hospital in general to observers,students, volunteers, and Child Life Assistants.
  • While directly supervising a student rotation, providesdaily assignments, evaluates their work, and provides resourcesnecessary.
  • Models professionalism at alltimes.
  • Communicates assessments, projects, andwork completed to Child Life Supervisor and Manager on an ongoingbasis.
  • Attends and participates in assignedmeetings.
  • Participates in priority initiativesand education.
  • Participates in scholarlyactivities (publications, research, quality improvement,presentations, etc.) to advance the Child Life profession and bestpractices.
  • Assists in facilitation ofdepartment-wide professional development activities including : journal clubs, clinical supervision groups, and educationalsessions.
  • Adheres toSidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conductand Conflict of Interest policies
  • Adheres toand promotes Sidra’s Values
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