Intermountain Healthcare Child Life Specialist - Palliative Care Fellow in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:218200
Greater Salt Lake area

About Us

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve theextraordinary together .

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

Child Life Fellow

Position Purpose

Interacts with pediatric patients, families and other health team members and facilitates age-appropriate interactions and activities to help make the health care experience easier for patients/families, reduces patient/family distress, increases effective patient/family coping, fosters patient independence, and promotes optimal development.

Essential Job Duties

  • Accurately assesses, prioritizes, and documents pediatric patient and family care.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates effective pediatric patient and family centered health care plans.
  • Provides developmentally-appropriate education, psychological procedural preparation, coping support, comfort management, and play opportunities to pediatric patients and families.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: $14.42
  • Benefits Eligible: No
  • Shift Details: M-F 8:00 - 4:30
  • Department: Cardiology

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies or a related field from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
  • Child Life Certification from the Association of Child life Professionals or eligible for Child Life Certification (to be obtained within 6 months of hire date).
  • Computer experience in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases or similar applications.
  • Experience in Child Life Core Competencies which include but are not limited to: 1) Establishing supportive relationships. 2) Meeting needs of child and family members, with a focus on social, emotional, and cognitive development. 3) Providing education to and communicating with children, families and team members. 4) Providing coping support and comfort management. 5) Guiding children in therapeutic play techniques. 6) Ongoing assessment and written documentation of clinical care.

Physical Requirements

  • Carrying, Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pushing/Pulling, Seeing, Speaking, Squatting/Kneeling, Standing, Walking.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Spanish speaking

The primary intent of this job description is to set fair and equitable pay for this classification. Only those key duties for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 40

Primary Work Location Primary Children's Hospital

Expertise Patient Care Support / Technicians

Job Type Full Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City