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Child Life Specialist - Pediatric Emergency Department - Rotating

Job ID 00759492 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

Child Life Specialist - Pediatric Emergency Department - Rotating

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:

Support the psychosocial needs of children and families as a Child-Life Specialist at New York’s #1 hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016). Join a high-functioning team of professionals specially trained in patient stresses, responses and emotional needs, and bring new meaning to multidisciplinary excellence.

Our accredited Child Life Specialists join forces 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.

With our Charna’s Kids Club for siblings we bring energy and ingenuity to pediatric care.  Join us, and transform your career within a comprehensive Ivy League teaching hospital, ranked among the top ten children’s hospitals in the nation (U.S. News & World Report).

This a full time position, rotating shifts and variable weekends located at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.  Position is 5 days per week, rotating between day/evening shifts, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm or 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Preferred Criteria

  • Master’s Degree in Child Life, Child Development or closely related field
  • 1-2 year’s professional experience with hospitalized children

Required Criteria 

  • Experience working in an Emergency Department or experience working within multiple units
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life, Child Development or closely related field
  • Child Life Council verified internship hours (minimum 480 hours)
  • Certified Child Life Specialist by the Child Life Council within one year of hire


Join a hospital where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Enjoy competitive compensation along with benefits such as tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and financial planning assistance. Start your life-changing journey today.

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