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Child Life Specialist- Pediatric Pallitive

Company: Baystate Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

What You Will Do: As a Baystate Child Life Specialist you will be responsible for the development and implementation of home-based child life support services to clients serviced by the Baystate Home Health & Hospice Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN) Program. Provide specialized therapeutic techniques to children with limited life expectancy, their siblings and families according to a medically approved plan of care, guided by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) standards and scope of practice. Additional responsibilities will include: - Provide child life assessment and recommendations for therapeutic intervention to support comfort, coping and function of pediatric patients in their homes. (To include therapeutic play, psychological preparation, family support & education, etc). - Implement medically approved plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary PPCN team. - Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, staff & community meetings and education. - Serve as a consultant on the team regarding child life therapies and provide training to staff and volunteers on the role and interventions. - Assist PPCN Program Manager in program development, implementation and coordination of special events and programming as set forth in the Department of Public Health contract. - Provide bereavement support for patients and families regarding anticipatory grief; at the time of death and through follow-up grief interventions. - Comply with agency documentation standards. Participate in agency quality assessment and improvement activities. Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred in Child Life or related field - Professional Certification as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) through the Association of Child Life Professionals - Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist in a health care setting; experience with bereavement preferred - Valid Driver's License is required What You Need To Know: Full Time - 40 hours Location: West Springfield, Massachusetts with travel to Hampden & Hampshire counties Grant Funded: This position is fully funded by a grant. As a grant funded employee, you will be considered a Baystate Health employee with the following stipulations: Your employment will be for the duration of the grant. Continued employment, beyond the initial period, is contingent upon the availability of new grant funding. Education: Bachelor of Science: Child Development (Required) Languages: Certifications: Child Life Specialist - Association of Child Life Professionals, Driver License - Various Work Experience: Competencies: Responsibilities: Skills: Training Details: Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. About Baystate Health Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England's leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware: - Baystate Medical Center in Springfield - Baystate Children's Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center) - Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield - Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer - Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield

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