Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Assists with efforts such as patient education, staff in-services, program development, and plan and decision to address the area concerns. Provides training and guidance to volunteer groups, students, parents, and members of the health care team. Provides comprehensive Child Life interventions to hospitalized children and families so as to facilitate normal growth and development and emotional adjustment to the health care setting. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service assistance methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: BA/BS in Child Life/Child/Family Development. Certified Child Life Specialist by the Child Life Certifying Committee.

Work Experience (Years and Area): Three years of clinical experience minimum

Management Experience (Years and Area): preferred

Equipment Operated: Audio-visual equipment; telephone, personal computer, video games, etc.


Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Composing Correspondence, Writing/Composing Reports

Bilingual: Spanish

Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terminology, P.C.

Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible

Other Requirements: Must demonstrate competency in age-specific and job-specific criteria.

Application Instructions

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