Child Life Specialist-Children's Hospital Job at Erlanger Health, Chattanooga, TN

  • Erlanger Health
  • Chattanooga, TN

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Child Life Specialist employed by Erlanger is responsible for meeting the psychosocial and developmental needs of the pediatric patient.


Required: BS, BA in Child Life, Child Development or related field

Preferred: N/A



Internship and/or work experience in a hospital setting focusing on the psychosocial needs of hospitalized children and their families.

Preferred: N/A

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration


Child Life Certification, eligible


Department Position Summary:

The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive psychosocial care appropriate to the age of the patients seen in TCTCH. Ability to assess patients and consistently re-evaluate and prioritize based on patient and family needs. Possess the ability to provide play opportunities and diversion for procedures to lessen stress of hospitalization for patient and families.

The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and /or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.


Job Tags

Work experience placement, Internship,

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