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Child Life Specialist - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Job ID 00763748 Location Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
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New York, New York


Rotating (United States of America)


All-Embracing Pediatric Care: Child Life Specialists Make It Possible

At NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, we’re uniting the brightest minds in pediatric care to support the health and happiness of our patients. Join us. Step into a dynamic Child Life Department to work side-by-side with respected leaders of our field. In a culture of leadership and legendary patient focus, you can be a key part of Making It Possible:

Child Life Specialist - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Your Child’s needs in the hospital are similar to those at home. He or she needs to feel secure, comforted and able to understand what is going on. These needs are often magnified by the stress of illness and hospitalization. The Child Life program at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital provide emotional and psychosocial care to help make the hospital experience as manageable as possible for children and their family members. Child Life Specialist utilizes non – pharmacological pain management strategies as distraction with the use of multimedia technology .

Child Life Specialists collaborates with nurses, music and art therapists, social workers and clinical professionals to normalize the health care environment for young patients. We provide age-appropriate activities and diversions at the bedside as well as within our state-of-the-art Child Life Centers.

Join us, and transform your career within a comprehensive Ivy League teaching hospital, ranked among the best Children’s hospitals in the nation (U.S. News & World Report).

Preferred Criteria

  • Master’s Degree in Child Life, Child Development or closely related field
  • 1-2 year’s professional experience with hospitalized children
  • Experience developing new initiatives to enhance patient and family experience.

Required Criteria 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life, Child Development or closely related field
  • Child Life Council verified internship hours (minimum 480 hours)
  • Academic course work required but not limited to: child development, medical terminology, physiology, family dynamics and courses specific to the special needs of hospitalized children
  • Certified Child Life Specialist by the Child Life Council within one year of hire

Join a healthcare system where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Here we foster a culture respect, diversity, and inclusion. Enjoy comprehensive and competitive benefits that support you and your family in every aspect of life. Start your life-changing journey today.

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