Child Life Activity Coordinator - The Cancer Center
Position: Child Life Activity Coordinator - The Cancer Center
Job ID: 401234
Department: Psychosocial Division - TXCH
Talent Area: Professional - Clinical
Full/Part Time: Full time
Shift: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About Texas Children's Hospital
Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
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We are searching for a Child Life Activity Coordinator -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide a comprehensive play program with a focus on ensuring opportunities for normal growth and development, normalization/mastery of the environment, peer to peer support by encouraging family and peer interaction, and healing experiences through play.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Responsibilities • Normalizes the hospital environment and supports developmental needs • Prioritizes patient play/activity needs through daily report or verbal consults as evidenced by unit leadership team observation • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess individualized patient care goals that can be met through normalizing play • Provides developmentally appropriate activities at bedside • Maintains a safe, clean, and well-organized activity room environment • Conducts scheduled volunteer orientation and supports the volunteers' learning • Works collaboratively with the Office of Philanthropy to generate goodwill for the child life program • Demonstrates effective communication skills that promote free expression of ideas and viewpoints, by acknowledging value in others’ perspectives, and using conflict resolution techniques in a direct manner when appropriate while maintaining a positive working environment
Requirements Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption • Bachelor’s degree required • 1 year experience working with children inside or outside of a hospital environment preferred
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