St. Luke's Health System

Child Life Specialist - PICU/Pediatrics - Boise

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Inpatient Pediatrics Boise Hospital Flr 4
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209 West Main St, Boise, RJ Kohny


St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is seeking a Child Life Specialist to join our team.


Unit/Position Summary

The Child Life Specialist 1 provides and supports the physical and psychosocial development of children in the medical center.


PICU/Pediatric Unit

  • Full Time Monday - Friday 0830-1700


  • Provides age appropriate play-based interventions and creates care plans compatible with medical and psychosocial needs.
  • Supports the patient's emotional, social, and cognitive growth in the context of family, culture, and development.
  • Enhances patient's and family's understanding of medical procedures and diagnosis by facilitating developmentally appropriate procedural preparation and support.
  • Implements a wide range of recreational events and activities, including coordination of visitors and donations.
  • Serves as a resource to hospital staff on issues related to psychosocial developmental needs of pediatric patients.
  • Minimizes fears and stress regarding the health experience and fosters coping.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Education: Bachelors’ Degree in Child Development, Child Life, or related field.
  • Experience: 1 year experience working with children.
  • Licenses/Certifications: Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) 

Why St. Luke's

A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.



*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.


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