Hawaii Pacific Health Child Life Specialist - Child Life Services in Honolulu, Hawaii

Job Description

Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawai‘i’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 207 beds and 66 bassinets, the nonprofit hospital is Hawai‘i’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It is also a tertiary care, medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency care, neonatal and pediatric air transport and children’s specialty clinics. With a dedicated team of more than 1,300 employees and 604 physicians, the hospital is home to Kapi‘olani Women’s Center, Kapi‘olani Breast Center and Kapi‘olani Women’s Cancer Center, the state’s only dedicated breast health and gynecological cancer centers. Kapi‘olani offers numerous community programs and services, such as the Kapi‘olani Child Protection Center and Sex Abuse Treatment Center, and through our affiliation with the University of Hawai‘i, we are home to the John A. Burns School of Medicine Pediatrics and OB/GYN residency programs.

The Kapi‘olani Child Life Services helps our young patients cope constructively with hospitalization and treatment processes since these can be a frightening and confusing experience for children and their families. The Child Life team of professionals aims to provide comprehensive care through special activities like medical play, preoperative tours and pre-procedural teaching to help children deal with their treatment and hospital stay.

If you enjoy working with children, you could provide life-changing support to hospitalized pediatric patients and their families as our next Child Life Specialist. In this role, you will provide direct services to pediatric patients; coordinate educational programs and conduct professional in-services. You will also assist the Child Life Services manager in assessing child life needs and providing input on program development. This position is for someone fresh and motivated who has exceptional interpersonal, communication and patient care skills, enthusiasm for working with others in a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere and a commitment to helping us deliver the highest quality health care to Hawai‘i’s people.

Location: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, HI

Work Schedule: Day - 8 Hours

Work Type: Full Time Temporary

FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining

Exempt: No

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Child Life, or related field. Certified Child Life Specialist by the Child Life Council (must be obtained within six—6—months of hire). Current American Heart Association Heart Saver – AED CPR card. Completion of Child Life or Child Development internship, fellowship, or practicum of 480 hours.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Child Development, Child Life, or related field. Certified Child life Specialist by the Child Life Council. Membership in the Child Life Council. Two (2) years experience as a Child Life Specialist in an acute care pediatric setting. One (1) year hospital experience.


Position Child Life Specialist - Child Life Services

Category Social Services

Employment Type Employee

Location Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, HI

Req ID 10598