Child Life Specialist I - Greenville, NC

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929579

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

Position Summary

  • The Child Life Specialist I delivers quality patient care utilizing basic clinical skills and knowledge for patients under the ages of 21. 
  • Work is with inpatients and outpatients for whom hospital confinement and medical procedures can be threatening and result in social withdrawal, maladjustive behavior, and other psychosocial complications.
  • Work involves striving to promote the optimum development of children, adolescents and families utilizing appropriate developmental approaches while minimizing the negative aspects of hospitalization.

Minimum Requirements

  • Four year degree:  BS/BA in Child Development, Child Life or related field required.
  • Child Development/Child Life or related field. Child Life internship, course work related to development of children and effects of hospitalization, preparation and coping techniques for hospitalized children and bereavement education, continuing education is required.
  • Child Life Certification is required.
  • Must maintain a valid North Carolina drivers license or be licensed in the state that one resides and maintain the VMC required minimum insurance limits.
  • One year of experience as a Volunteer, practium work, internship attendance a related conferences, workshops, seminars such as  Child Life Council, graduate assistantship, and then entry level Child Life therapists.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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