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Phoenix Children's Hospital Child Life Assistant in Phoenix, Arizona

Child Life Assistant

Position Details

Department:Child Life Program

Category:Child Life/Teachers


Posting #:527466

Date Posted:9/16/2020

Employee Type:PRN

Position Summary

This position develops, plans, implements and evaluates therapeutic play activities of pediatric patients from neonate to adolescence to promote resiliency by minimizing distress associated with hospitalization.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team

  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication

  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals

  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future

  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  • Plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates therapeutic play activities under the direction of assigned child life specialist.

  • Implements individual therapeutic play activities to assigned patients.

  • Implements therapeutic play activities in playroom or teen room.

  • Supervises, maintains, and provides a safe therapeutic playroom or teen room.

  • Cleans and sanitizes toys and equipment to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others.

  • Responds to crisis situations appropriately, effectively, and calmly to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others.

  • Provides recommendations regarding acquisition and/or replacement of play equipment and toys.

  • Maintains appropriate playroom, teen room accountability, productivity, and other pertinent data.

  • Plans, organizes, and leads groups related to creative expression, self healing and overall development.

  • Plans, organizes and leads Holiday and special events.

  • Plans and assists in coordinating a variety of special projects and events, under the direction of assigned Child Life Specialist.

  • Coordinates with child life specialist regarding observation of specific patients in playroom/teen room and/or at the bedside. Communicates these observations, as well as other pertinent observations, to Child Life Specialist.

  • Trains, orients, supervises, motivates and supports volunteers. Delegates duties to volunteers during and after assigned shift. Provides information regarding patient and family needs to volunteers.

  • Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Phoenix Children’s also provides aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us.