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Child Life Specialist

Reading Health System Philadelphia ,PA
  • Expired: February 26, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

About the Organization

 

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

 

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

 

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

 

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.


Child Life Specialist will apply knowledge of child development, special needs of the hospitalized child, therapeutic play techniques, and family dynamics to promote optimum development of children, to help them maintain normal living patterns, and to help minimize psychological trauma for children ages 0 -- 21 years of age.


  • BA or BS degree in Child Life, Child Development or related discipline.
  • Completion of 12-15 week (minimum 480 hours) Child Life internship in a Child Life program, under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist. Must be eligible to sit for the Child Life Certifying exam.
  • Certified Child Life Specialist within 12 months of hire.

Reading Health System

Address

Philadelphia, PA
USA