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  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:25 PM | Sara Midura (Administrator)

    Child Life Education Specialist, Pediatrics - Child Life, Full Time
    Washington, D.C.

    With a 609-licensed-bed hospital, 1100 physicians and 4500 employees, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the Washington, D.C., area. We offer some of the most sophisticated treatments and technologies available, as well as the expertise of nationally respected physicians.

    The incumbent in this position will develop and implement educational programming and provide academic instruction for school-age patients while taking into consideration their medical, developmental and academic needs. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

    Required Education/Training:

    • BA/BS in Education is required; Master's degree preferred.
    • Elementary and high school education teaching licensure required.
    • Eligible to, but not limited to, teach in the following states: Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

    Required Experience:

    • Minimum of two years of experience as hospital school teacher in an acute healthcare setting.
    • Experience with children of all ages and developmental levels is preferred.
    • Teaching experience in public school system preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and enthusiasm for providing educational services to patients within the guidelines of patient and family-centered care.
    • Knowledge of educational theory, child development and teaching skills.
    • Familiarity with a variety of computer programs and teaching aids.
    • Knowledge of state and federal education laws and requirements.
    • Ability to relate well with children, adolescents, families, and staff.
    • In-depth understanding of the effects of hospitalization on children's growth and development and on family dynamics.

    We offer:

    • Competitive compensation and generous benefits
    • Superb educational opportunities plus tuition assistance
    • Wellness programs
    • Free shuttle from Metro stations

    Location, location, location!

    Located in Washington, D.C., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers an exciting lifestyle to complement a satisfying career. The D.C. metro area is famous for its education and cultural venues in theater, music, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Employees live in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, affording great choices in lifestyle just Metro stops away from the hospital.

    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Associates live by Our Common Purpose: We Create Caring Moments in the Spirit of Cura Personalis – Care for the Whole Person. Our Quality Standards of Safety, Compassion, Professionalism, and Coordinated Care set the priorities for consistent decision making applicable to everyone in every situation.

    For more information and to apply online, please visit http://www.medstargeorgetown.jobs/jobs/148971/

    Equal opportunity employer.


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