To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.
Responsible for promoting optimum development of infants, children, adolescents and families; maintaining normal living patterns and minimizing psychological upset. As integral members of the interdisciplinary health care team, child life specialists provide children opportunities for gaining a sense of mastery, for play, for learning, for self-expression, for family involvement and for peer interaction. Specialists also provide instruction and supervision to student interns and volunteers and interpret child life philosophy to the health care community.
This position will be assigned to the Emergency Department, but will also provide some coverage to the Operating Room.
Master's Degree in Child Life
Minimum of 1-2 years experience as a child life specialist in a health care environment
Child LIfe Specialist Certification
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with multidisciplinary groups in effective collaborative practice; CPR certified.
Able to lift at least 25lbs., must comply with appropriate OSHA & JCAHO standards relevant to the position.