Baylor Scott & White Health Child Life Spec PRN McLane Children's Hospital in Temple, Texas

Works with pediatric patients to provide emotional, social and developmental support to add to the quality of care they receive.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides therapeutic medical play and preparation sessions with patients and families that effectively facilitate a solid understanding of medical procedures and appropriate coping strategies.

  • Provides therapeutic opportunities and encounters that facilitate a patient's expression and understanding of feelings associated with medical experiences, illness and/or handicaps.

  • Provides emotional support to families and patients through a variety of interventions that promote acceptance of and coping with illness and medical encounters.

  • Participates in planning safe, appropriate developmentally supportive environments for patients and families in a professional manner.

  • Provides age and developmentally appropriate activities that effectively promote the cognitive and emotional growth of patients.

  • Communicates any relevant observations on patients to other members of the health care team in a professional and timely manner in formal written (charting) and verbal formats.

  • Participates in planning, orientation, directing and supervising activities with Child Life Volunteers on a regular basis.

  • Provides orientation and teaching of appropriate concepts of the field of Child Life to third-year medical and nursing students as the opportunities arise.

  • Coordinates and plans special events for patients (i.e., birthday parties, celebrity visitors, etc.), as needed, in conjunction with Public Affairs and Nursing staff.

The ideal Child Life Specialist will have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Location/Facility - Temple/McLane Children's Hospital

  • Specialty/Department/Practice - Child Life

  • Shift/Schedule - PRN

  • Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes*:

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!


  • Bachelors degree

  • 2+ years of experience required

  • Certified Child Life Specialist

As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviors that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.