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Wound Center Child Life Specialist

Company: Doctors Hospital of Augusta
Location: Augusta
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Is your current role providing you the level of challenge and fulfillment you are looking for? If not, consider Doctors Hospital, committed to building a health community across the Augusta area. The core of our values emanates from our continued focus on improving the health and quality of life for residents in the communities we serve. To accomplish this we aim to identify top talent aligned with our values and dedicated to cultivating our mission.

We invite you to learn more about the fantastic opportunity, who we are and how you can join our dynamic team.

Doctors Hospital of Augusta is a 354-bed HCA facility located near the Georgia-South Carolina border. Doctors Hospital is well known for its Joseph M. Still Burn Center, the largest burn center in the country, which sees more than 3,000 patients annually. In addition, the burn center was recently granted a special burn designation as part of the Georgia Trauma Care Network. This designation included a rigorous review program administered by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACA).

Doctors Hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center, as well as an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Doctors was recently the first hospital in the area to be designated a Center of Excellence in Women's Health Surgery. And was one of 244 hospitals nationally to be named a top performer for Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Doctors Hospital was also recognized as one of only 17 hospitals in the state of Georgia placed in the Chairman's Category, the highest category attainable, by the Georgia Hospital Association for clinical outcomes. This means that Doctors hospital scored in the top five percent of all Georgia Hospitals in patient outcomes for conditions including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care improvement project measures.

Other noteworthy services include the Human Motion Institute, which helps patients regain their mobility as quickly and safely as possible, and an emergency room known for the shortest wait times in the Augusta area. The hospital also offers a full range of medical services to meet the needs of the surrounding community, including a Digestive Disease Center, Pelvic Health Institute, and a Stroke Center. Staff members praise the facility's culture and the managerial support they receive.

And, as a part of the HCA family, you will be joining one of the country's strongest healthcare companies with over 165 locations across country, named on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and ranked 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition, Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies.

Beyond the facility, Augusta is rich in history and Southern charm. The Augusta Riverwalk features live concerts, a Saturday market, and more along the Savannah River, and the downtown area is bursting with restaurants and nightlife. The city is also home to The Masters, an annual golf tournament held each year during the first week of April.

We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued?

We'd love to hear from you. Come join our team of dedicated professionals that are committed to delivering the best patient care in the world. Why don't you apply now?
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We are searching for a new CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST for a full-time position in our inpatient and outpatient Burn Departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

* Plans and provides therapeutic intervention and appropriate psychosocial/developmental care under the general supervision and direction of the Child Life Coordinator for pediatric/adolescent patients and families to assist them in effectively coping with the stress and anxiety of health care experiences as well as to maximize the growth and development of children and adolescents in the hospital setting.

* Assesses patients and facilitates play interactions with regard to developmental level, interest, capabilities, special concerns, life situations, and stress vulnerability potential related to illness, injury and health care.

* Formulates and revises child life patient care plans to develop appropriate strategies for child life care in conjunction with other health team members.

* Provides therapeutic child life care for patients/families based upon the needs assessment and patient care plan. This includes medical play activities, psychological preparation, teaching effective coping behaviors, and staying with children through procedures to help implement effective coping behaviors.

* Provides supportive relationships, emotional support, information and role modeling to patients and family members to foster appropriate interaction with children in a hospital setting.

* Develops implements and evaluates child life care plans and programs to encourage optimum growth, development and self-esteem of children and adolescents, and to facilitate functional family interactions.

* Assists in the maintenance of a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

* Maintains age-appropriate supply of therapeutic play materials.

* Participates in continuing education programs and remains abreast of advances in child development and programs for hospitalized children; provides interdisciplinary in-service education on child development, child life, and the impact of illness, injury and health care on patients and families.

* Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and evaluations Assists in assessing patient/family needs for outpatient psychosocial care and recommending referrals.

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BENEFITS:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Child Life or a related field, orequivalency; Related Bachelor's Degrees could be Child Development, Child Psychology, Education or Counseling.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS: Certification as a Child Life Specialist required within one year of hire; BLS required upon hire.

EXPERIENCE: One year related experience or Child Life Internship preferred. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

We are so excited to speak with you about this phenomenal opportunity. Apply today to hear more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Augusta , Wound Center Child Life Specialist, Other , Augusta, Georgia

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