One of the most experienced and comprehensive medical centers in Kansas! Wesley is the hospital of choice for thousands of people in Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Their preference for Wesley extends well beyond the high quality medical services Wesley offers. It also includes the spirit of intensive caring that inspires and guides everyone who works at Wesley Medical Center. Wesley Medical Center is an acute care center licensed for 760 beds and 102 bassinets. As a leader in overall recommend care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies - more than any hospital in a 13 state region! Wesley Healthcare owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital, Wesley West ER, Wesley Derby ER and multiple WesleyCare clinics.
Provide activities and interventions to help children and families cope with medical situations and meet their developmental, emotional and educational needs.
Demonstrates the ability to adapt technique/treatment to age of population served, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, while providing care/service with respect to cultural differences and spiritual needs.
Provide activities and interventions to help children and families cope with medical situations and meet their developmental, emotional and educational needs
Prepare and accompany children and families during procedures and/or surgeries performed in specific units
Participate in grant writing and new program development
Observe and assess needs and concerns of children and families
Participate in psychosocial, interdisciplinary and/or team meetings/rounds to communicate developmental and psychosocial needs of children
Oversee daily activities of Patient Activity Assistants and volunteers on assigned units
Participates in community outreach and new program development with CLS Coordinator
Participates actively in continuing education to remain current with new advances in Child Life field
Maintain professional competence by keeping abreast of research and evidence based practices within Child Life field through attendance at conferences, continuing education presentations, etc.
Participates in planning and implementation of special events, guests, support groups, and other events
May supervise Child Life internship program
Required Registration, Licensure or Certification
Currently seeking certification as a Child Life Specialist
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy
Required Education or Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Child Life related field
Minimum of 480 hour clinical internship
Preferred Education or Experience
Prefer one year of paid Child Life experience
Required Knowledge and Skills
Professional knowledge of Child Life theory and practice
Understand and utilize evidence based practice concepts, including play, preparation, and assessment
Understand human/child growth and development theory and practice
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
Possess personal computer skills
Ability to multi-task, delegate and prioritize
Possess problem-solving and critical thinking skills
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