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Child Life Specialist

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Serious Medicine is what we do. Being extraordinary is who we are. Every colleague plays a key role in upholding this promise to our patients and their families.

Please note that this position may require an assessment after completion of the application. Please plan for an additional 20 - 30 minutes to complete this.


First Shift (United States of America)

Child Life Specialist

***Candidates must have completed their internship to be considered for this position***

***Requirement: Eligible for or currently certified as a Certified Child Life Specialist required.***

***Resume REQUIRED for Consideration***

Why Nebraska Medicine:

Our shared values reflect who we are and why we're here and include, Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Courage and Healing.

  • Competitive Benefits including retirement match contribution, PTO accrual, tuition reimbursement
  • Lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care
  • Forbes Magazine recognizes us in their list of Americas top employer in Nebraska.

Note: In order to obtain a child life internship and become certified, the Association of Child Life Professions lays out the steps needed. There are several classes needed in order to sit for the certification exam and most internship sites expect those classes to be completed prior to applying for the internship as well. The following link helps map out the course to becoming a certified child life specialist:

We are looking for a Child Life Specialist who is a driven, empathetic individual with motivation to provide excellent support and care to pediatric patients and families. Our Child Life Specialist will be part of a highly energetic team, working with children 0 to 19 years of age while providing procedural support to facilitate and implement psychosocial, emotional and cultural care with other health care providers. This Child Life Specialist will be working within various departments as a flexible team member and will need to display confidence, kindness, and professionalism to meet the holistic care needs of unique groups of patients.

Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development, human development, child life, therapeutic recreation, or psychology required.
* Eligible for or currently certified as a Certified Child Life Specialist required.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience with policies, procedure, and protocol manuals preferred.
* Experience with patient care equipment, telecommunication systems, and the different procedure areas within a hospital setting preferred.

Nebraska Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and protected veterans' status.


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