Centura Health Child Life Specialist in COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado

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Flourishing Begins Here

You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills – but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.

The Child Life Specialist will support the mission of Penrose-St. Francis Health services by expanding beyond the traditional focus of medical needs to the needs of the whole person. The Child Life Specialist is responsible for assessing the developmental and psychosocial needs of pediatric clients/families and, then, plans and implements therapeutic interventions on an inpatient and outpatient basis. When the need arises, the Child Life Specialist will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. Reports directly to Director of Women’s and Children’s Services to perform other duties as assigned.

What You Bring/Job Requirements

In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:

  • One year previous experience preferred.

  • Basic understanding of children’s illnesses, medical terminology and supervisory skills preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited College/University in elementary education, psychology, human development or other related field.

  • Completion of a Child Life Internship required

  • Graduate from a Child Life Academic Program preferred.

  • Child Life Specialist certification preferred.

Full Time Hours. Sunday-Thursday.

Physical Requirements - Sedentary work -(prolonged periods of sitting and exert up to 10lbs force occasionally)

Your Connected Community

When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health’s connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. St. Francis Medical Center opened in 2008 to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit. It also serves as southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate more than a decade as one of Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted.

DepartmentSFMC WOMEN'S SVCS

FacilitySFMC-ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER

LocationUS-CO-COLORADO SPRINGS

ShiftVariable

Work TypeFull-Time

FTE1.000

Everyone Thrives Here You’re different, and we love it. Your perspectives, your ways, what you are on a mission to go and do – we’re all different at Centura Health, but we’re also all equally connected and supported. We are here to cultivate YOU in an environment which not only lifts you up, but propels you forward.

Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled. As of Jan. 1, 2015, we no longer hire tobacco/nicotine users in Colorado, Kansas and other states where applicants who use nicotine products are not protected by applicable state law. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, including a panel for cotinine.