With a 609-licensed-bed hospital and 1,100 physicians, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's clinical services represent one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the area.

Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis — caring for the whole person — Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.

We offer some of the most sophisticated treatments and technologies available, as well as the expertise of nationally respected physicians. Our doctors have been named in the Washingtonian "Top Doctors" for 2014 and our hospital has been ranked as a "high performing" hospital for geriatrics; nephrology; orthopaedics; and urology by US News and World Report 2014-15

Some of our centers of excellence include cancer, neurosciences, gastroenterology, transplant and vascular diseases.

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  • Competitive compensation and generous benefits
  • Superb educational opportunities plus tuition assistance
  • Robust wellness program
  • Free shuttle from Metro stations

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Job #32783
Child Life Education Specialist
Pediatrics - Child Life
Full Time, 8 AM - 5 PM
Washington, DC
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.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all candidates for employment and employees.
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