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Child Life Specialist Full Time in Tampa, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Patient Care
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Tampa

Job Description


Child Life Specialist AdventHealth "City/Facility Name"

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Tampa

  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery.
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come.
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time Days 

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Directs play activities in the playroom and works with bed rest children as indicated.
  • Assesses patients psychological reaction related to illness, separation, hospitalization, cultural influences and medical procedures.
  • Conducts consults within 24 hours of request.Works closely with the pediatric medical staff and supportive departments.
  • Plans for interventions are based on patients needs and situation.
  • Prepares patients for medical procedures and surgeries using play equipment, books, dolls, etc.


What You Will Need:

  • Academic Preparation of Bachelors or Masters Degree in the behavioral sciences.
  • Certificate of Child Life Specialist.
  • Minimum of one year related experience in a hospital Child Life Service,
  • Prior Child Life Specialist experience of at least one year in the healthcare setting.
  • Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Job Summary:

The Child Life Specialist provides therapeutic evaluation, education and recreational services to the pediatric patients who are in the hospital while helping to minimize stress and anxiety for the child or adolescent.  Advocates for the child/adolescent and family for a positive health care experience.   Adheres to Florida Hospital Tampa Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.  Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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