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Texas Health Resources Child Life Specialist - Full Time Days - Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Health Fort Worth seeks to hire a Child Life Specialist to work Full Time Days, in the Palliative Care Department.

The address is 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Salary range is Minimum $23.73/hr. to Maximum $32.04/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule:

  • Full Time; 40 Hours

  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Monday - Friday

Job Description:

  • Provide developmentally appropriate explanations to the patient, siblings, peers, and family members in regards to the healthcare environment and routine; the sequence, nature, and reasons for procedures; coping skills and pain management techniques; diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis; death and grief reactions.

  • Facilitate child's mastery of and coping with health care experience by providing play opportunities and other experiences which foster continued growth and development.

  • Serve as a resource on child and adolescent development to the hospital.

  • Communicate observations, assessments, and recommendations for care related to psychosocial needs of patients and families in the form of verbal reports, multi-disciplinary rounds, and documentation in medical records.

  • Family Support: Involve the family members in the child life plan of care.

  • Provide emotional support to the patient's family members and peers.

  • Promotes a positive image of Texas Health.

  • Takes responsibility for the quality and accountability of one's professional role.

  • Serves as a clinical role model to nursing staff and healthcare team members.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life, Child Development or a closely related field required.

  • Completion of a child life internship required.

  • 1 year in a Child Life position in a hospital setting required.

License and Certification:

  • BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required.

  • CCLS – Certified Child Life Specialist within 12 months required.


  • Ability to give instruction and clearly explain problems and solutions, strong customer service and problem resolution skills, strong interpersonal communication, critical thinking skills, and ability to build collaborative relationships to enhance outcomes.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights:

  • 2020 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (6th year in a row)

  • 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4th year in a row)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 and 2019)

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.