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Job Description:

Full-time (40 hrs/wk) at Park City Hospital in Park City, UT...

Interacts directly with pediatric patients, families and other health team members and facilitates age-appropriate interactions and activities to help make the health care experience easier for patients and families, reduces patient and family distress, increases effective patient and family coping, fosters patient independence, and promotes optimum development.

Posting Specifics

Click on the video link below to see "A Day in the Life of a Child Life Specialist"

• Pay Rate: Depending on Experience, and there is a differential offered for weekend and evening hours.Caregivers primarily based at Park City and Heber Valley Hospitals receive a geographic differential of an additional 5% on all worked hours.
• Shift Details: Monday-Friday (6:30am - 3:00pm). The focus will be on Park City Pediatric Surgeries where incumbent will be prioritizing and Inpatient Pediatrics where incumbent will be assessing programming needs for both facilities.
• Department: Child Life at Park City Hospital and Heber Valley Hospital
• Additional Details: Child life experience in a medical or hospital setting. A 600-hour Child Life Internship must be completed to be eligible for certification.
• New grads will need to provide their internship completion certificate signed by their Intern supervisor to show incumbent has successfully completed their 600 hours prior to starting. Job Essentials
• Accurately assesses, prioritizes, and documents pediatric patient and family care.
• Develops, implements, and evaluates effective pediatric patient and family centered health care plans.
• Provides developmentally-appropriate education, psychological procedural preparation, coping support, comfort management, and play opportunities, to pediatric patients and families.
• Participates in selection, supervision, and training of practicum students and volunteers.
• Assists with orienting, training and mentoring new employees. Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
• Child Life Certification from Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) or eligible for Child Life Certification (to be obtained within 9 months of hire date). A 600-hour Child Life Internship must be completed to be eligible for certification.
• Child life experience in a medical or hospital setting.
• Computer experience in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases or similar applications.
• Experience in Child Life Core Competencies which include but are not limited to: 1) Establishing supportive relationships 2) Meeting needs of child and family members, with a focus on social, emotional, and cognitive development. 3) Providing education to and communicating with children, families and team members 4) Providing coping support and comfort management 5) Guiding children in therapeutic play techniques 6) Ongoing assessment and written documentation of clinical care.
• Successfully completed a 600-hour child life internship with completion documentation. Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree.
• 1 year of Child Life work experience in a medical or hospital setting.
• Spanish Speaking.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pushing/Pulling, Seeing, Speaking, Squatting/Kneeling, Standing, Walking.

Anticipated job posting close date:



Intermountain Health Heber Valley Hospital, Intermountain Health Park City Hospital

Work City:

Park City

Work State:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$23.25 - $35.89

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers (https://intermountainhealthcare.org/careers/working-for-intermountain/employee-benefits/) , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers (http://www.sclhealthbenefits.org) ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://intermountainhealthcare.org/careers/working-for-intermountain/diversity/) .

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status
Park City UT United States


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