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Aultman Health Foundation CHILD LIFE SPEC - ER in Canton, Ohio

Req# 22344 Aultman Health Foundation, CANTON, OH AULTMAN HOSPITAL Aultman Health Foundation Part Time, Afternoon Shift, varies PURPOSE OF POSITION The primary purpose of this position is to promote effective coping for children and their families throughout their Emergency Department experience through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities. This position provides normalization and desensitization, creating an atraumatic atmosphere for pediatric patients, their families. This position is expected to provide positive, developmentally supportive experiences that assist patients and their families in coping with injury, illness and hospitalization. RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS Observe and assess the needs of infants, children, youth and families using formal and informal techniques. Prepares children and their families for medical procedures or treatments based on their assessed development/emotional l levels. Introduces coping strategies to help reduce anxiety and enhance cooperation with the health care team. Provides support and distraction during medical procedures and other potentially stressful events. Offers opportunities for play and expressive activities to encourage normal growth and development. Promotes family -centered care by providing information, advocacy and support to families of pediatric patients. Properly and accurately document and chart on child and family interventions. Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with children, families and staff. Participate in interdisciplinary/ departmental team meetings and communicate developmental and psychosocial needs of children. Establishes and maintains professional certification as well as affiliations and associations with individuals, organizations and institutions including but not limited to the Child Life Council. JOB REQUIREMENTS Child Life Professional Certification (must obtain within one year of hire) Bachelor\'s degree in Child Life, child development, or related filed required. Degree must meet Child Life Councils criteria for certification eligibility. Completion of a minimum of a 600-hour Child Life internship CPR certification All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to frequent interruptions and changes in priority of duties throughout the day. Sitting/standing/moving about during working hours. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ADDENDUM O = Occasionally = 0- 33% of the work shift or 0- 32 repetitions. F = Frequently = 34-66% of the work shift or 32-200+ repetitions. C = Constantly = 67-100% of the work shift or 200+ repetitions. N = Not essential job requirement. C Standing C Walking O Lifting (70 pounds) O Carrying (70 pounds) O Pushing (70 pounds) N Climbing with (70 pounds) O Stooping/Bending O Twisting/Turning O Kneeling/Squatting O Crawling O Reaching Up/Reaching Forward Additional information concerning physical requirements for the position: Performing patient care responsibilities as required HAZARDOUS EXPOSURE CATEGORY Category III Aultman Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company. Aultman is an Equal Opportunity Employer that will make reasonab