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Company: UchicagoMedicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:

Child Life Assistant - Comer Children's

Area: 384600 - CHILD LIFE & FAM ED WY
Shift: PER DIEM (.1) / Rotating 1st and 2nd shifts / 8 - 12 hours per day / Weekends required

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, provides recreational and educational activities for hospitalized children and adolescents based on developmentally appropriate needs. Maintains Child Life Service patient areas in an orderly manner.

  • Responsible for distributing and collecting toys throughout patient care areas, cleaning toys, and equipment. Maintains the library system and tracks inventory of toy and activity supplies
  • Provides recreational activities to patients.
  • Prepares and cleans up the playroom/playground.
  • Assists with the getting children to and from the playroom.
  • Assists in photocopying, entering data, and running errands.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

You'll thrive in this position if you:

  • Act with Courage & Conviction – you look at interactions, activities and processes to maximize the patient, customer and employee experience; speaks up for point of view with confidence even when the topic is controversial; shares point of view in a manner that builds support. You alert the right person when expectations or standards are not met or when UCMC's values are at risk. You ensure proper resolution is achieved and an explanation is received; escalates appropriately if needed
  • Make Thoughtful Decisions – you identify issues, problems and opportunities; proactively recognize the need for improvement. You work with others to develop a sense of common purpose; understand different perspectives on issues; gathers and examines information available. You generate alternatives - Create relevant options, including financial and resource implications, for addressing problems and opportunities. You select appropriate action - Formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. You commit to implementation and work with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to implement the decision.
  • Embrace Change – you treat change and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; identifies the benefits and risks of change. You quickly modify behavior to deal effectively with changes; remains effective during times of ambiguity and uncertainty. You honor the need in others to ask questions; helps others overcome resistance.
  • Demonstrate PRIDE Values – you actively demonstrate UCMC values in your work and relationships. You encourage others to model the behaviors and proactively identify gaps.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of previous experience or student in the Child Life studies preferred.
  • Interest in working in a child-friendly environment with hospitalized children.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to function as team player.

Why Join Us?

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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