Careers

At Blythedale we understand the value of balancing work and family. Our employees have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally while making a meaningful contribution to improve the lives of children. See our current job listings below.

In keeping with our Mission, Blythedale Children’s Hospital is committed to a competitive compensation program and to providing our employees and their families with affordable and comprehensive health and other employee benefit programs.

Our Hospital is a unique and wonderful place to work. Individuals who take advantage of our employment opportunities and come to work at Blythedale Children’s Hospital quickly become committed to the Hospital’s Mission and Vision. We seek dedicated people who are excited by the challenge of making the world a better place for all children. Our work force is composed of qualified professionals and support staff who are skillful, knowledgeable, competent and caring. 

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Blythedale Children’s Hospital is committed to a diverse workforce and to a policy of equal employment opportunity.

Benefits

Blythedale Children’s Hospital offers you and your eligible family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. We encourage you to take the time to educate yourself about your options and choose the best coverage for you and your family. In this challenging economic environment Blythedale Children’s Hospital is committed to providing a comprehensive and affordable employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance. For more information please click here: Blythedale Benefits 2024

 

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!


Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.


Position Available: Board Certified Music Therapist 


We are currently searching for a full-time Board-Certified Music Therapist to join our team on our 24-bed Long Term Care Unit. The ideal candidate should possess compassion and expertise in assessing, planning, and executing Music Therapy interventions tailored to our unique population. The candidate will collaborate closely with the on-unit Therapeutic Recreation team to organize both individual and group services. Additionally, they will play a vital role in supporting the broader hospital-wide Therapeutic & Developmental Support Services team. 


Qualifications:
•    Board Certified, LCAT preferred.
•    Minimum one year experience working with a pediatric population.


Salary Range: $65,000 -$73,000
Shift: Tuesday – Saturday:10 am – 6 pm (Holiday's required).


How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their application, cover letter, and resume to Kelsey Mayer at kmayer@blythedale.org, referencing " Board Certified Music Therapist” in the subject line.


Blythedale Children's Hospital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!
Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.


Position Available: Full-Time Certified Child Life Specialist
We're currently seeking a Full-Time Certified Child Life Specialist for our Child/Adolescent & Brain Injury Unit. The ideal candidate is compassionate and skilled at assessing, planning, and implementing interventions to promote effective coping and healing. As a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), you'll play a crucial role in our Therapeutic & Developmental Support Services team, ensuring quality family-centered care alongside our clinical multidisciplinary team.


Qualifications:
•    Child Life Certification 
•    Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
•    One Year of experience in a related field is preferred. 


Salary Range: $64,000 - $72,000 per year
Shift: 9:30 am - 5:30 am with rotation of weekends and holidays required


How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their application, cover letter, and resume to Kelsey Mayer at kmayer@blythedale.org, referencing "Child Life Specialist" in the subject line.
Blythedale Children's Hospital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!

Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.

Position Available: CAN/NA- Full-Time, Part-Time, and Per-diem- Various Shifts 

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing or Registered Nurse, the candidate assists in performing a variety of duties related to the physical care of the patients, including obtaining report of patients’ assignment from the RN at the start of the shift, providing meticulous care to each child that is appropriate and age sensitive, maintaining unit and patients rooms compliant with regulatory agency codes and standards, obtaining, recording, and reporting vital signs to RN, changing patients to and from various adaptive equipment as recommended/directed by the therapists or RN, assisting with or performing treatment procedures that have been predetermined for each patient, feeding or assisting with feeding of patients during meals/snacks, assisting patients with diapering/toileting/showers as necessary, repositioning assigned patients to promote skin integrity, muscle tone, and maintain body alignment, maintaining excellent hand hygiene, adhering to precautions as required for each patient, participating in unit performance improvement activities and taking responsibility for own assignments, ensuring patients’ bedside is clean, in good order, and compliant with regulatory requirements, maintaining professional boundaries, and assisting the nurse during emergency situations.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED; CNA Certification preferred.
  • Needs to be able to perform the following physical activities for most of the time at work: standing, walking, and sitting.
  • Must be able to move/lift equipment and patients (35-40 lbs.).
  • Must exhibit fine motor coordination in the manipulation of biomedical equipment (e.g., thermometers, scissors, etc.)

Salary Range: $41,600 - $44,600 per year

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to hr@blythedale.org referencing CAN/NA- Full-Time, Part-Time, or Per-diem in the email subject line. 

Blythedale Children's Hospital is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!

Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.

Position Available: Infection Prevention Practitioner Part-time

Blythedale Children's Hospital currently has an outstanding part-time opportunity for an Infection Prevention Practitioner. Working in collaboration with the Director of Infection Prevention, the IPP will assist in planning, developing, and implementing the hospital-wide infection prevention program. They will participate in the development of strategies and protocols to minimize and reduce the spread of infections, as well as in methods of surveillance and reporting of infection rates.

Requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in nursing
  • CBIC certification or eligibility for certification preferred.
  • Other medical professionals with strong Infection Prevention/Control experience will be considered.
  • 3 years of healthcare experience in an acute care or long-term care setting is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of The Joint Commission Infection Control standards and reporting requirements for NHSN

Salary Range: $48,000 - $58,000 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to avigorito@blythedale.org referencing "Infection Prevention Practitioner Part-time" in the subject line. 

Blythedale Children's Hospital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!


Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.


Position Available: Licensed Social Worker 


We're currently seeking a Full-Time Social Worker to provide direct clinical social work and case management services to medically fragile children (and families) admitted to the hospital. This includes counseling, aiding in the adjustment to complex medical diagnoses and care needs, assisting in the transition to the hospital, and assisting with discharge planning through the provision of supportive community resources.


Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work 
  • New York State Social Work License 
  • Pediatric medical experience 
  • A strong knowledge of community resources 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred. 


Salary Range: $85,000 - $95,000 per year


How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter, and resume to Susan Murray at SMurray@Blythedale.org referencing “Licensed Social Worker” in the subject. 


Blythedale Children's Hospital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!

Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.

Position Available: MDS Coordinator Part-time

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long-Term Care Pavillion at Blythedale Children's Hospital is seeking an MDS Coordinator for our 24-bed facility. This is an exciting part-time opportunity for an experienced MDS Coordinator to make an impact on the delivery of medical care to children and families who are challenged by complex medical issues. The successful candidate will have an established reputation for leadership, teamwork, and partnering with residents and families.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing accurate and thorough completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS), care area assessments (CAAs), comprehensive care plans (CCP), and interim care plans, in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines.
  • Participating in regular care planning meetings with the interdisciplinary team (IDT).
  • Ensuring all new admissions and readmissions are evaluated within 24 to 72 hours for Medicaid eligibility and/or significant changes in medical status and reporting such changes to the Director of Nursing.
  • Monitoring the Case Mix Index scores and CASPER report for potential risks, while ensuring compliance with regulatory reporting and guidelines.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required.
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure by the New York State Department of Education as a registered professional nurse.
  • A minimum of 1+ years of MDS experience or 3+ years of Long Term Care experience.
  • Pediatric RN experience is required.
  • BLS certified, PALS encouraged.
  • Must exhibit fine motor coordination in the manipulation of biomedical equipment (e.g., thermometers, scissors, etc).

Salary Range: $49.00 - $55.00 per hour.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to: HR@blythedale.org  referencing "MDS Coordinator" in the email subject line. 

Blythedale Children's Hospital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!

Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.

Position Available: MDS Coordinator/Clinical Resource RN

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long-Term Care Pavilion at Blythedale Children's Hospital is seeking an MDS Coordinator/Clinical Resource RN for our 24-bed facility. This is an exciting full-time opportunity for an experienced MDS Coordinator/Registered Nurse to make an impact on the delivery of medical care to children and their families who are challenged by complex medical issues. The successful candidate will have an established reputation for leadership, teamwork, and partnering with residents and families. Experience working in a pediatric facility is preferred. This position splits time between the MDS review function and providing clinical bedside care.

As a Registered Nurse, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with a medical rehabilitation, and educational interdisciplinary team to provide the highest quality extraordinary care to the complex fragile pediatric population. The Registered Nurse will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the nursing care for the residents while assisting with RN charge responsibilities as well as covering the Director of Nursing during planned absences. Building supporting relationships with the residents and families ensuring the liaison relationship supports the needs and rights of the residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee accurate and thorough completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS), care area assessments (CAAs), comprehensive care plans (CCP), and interim care plans in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines.

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and participate in regular care planning meetings.

  • Ensure all new admissions and readmissions are evaluated within 24 to 72 hours for Medicaid eligibility and/or significant changes in medical status, and report such changes to the Director of Nursing.

  • Monitor the Case Mix Index scores and CASPER report for potential risks while ensuring all regulatory reporting and guidelines are followed.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required.
  • Licensed, or eligible licensure by the New York State Department of Education as a registered professional nurse.
  • A minimum of 1+ years MDS experience or 3+ years Long Term Care experience.
  • Pediatric coordination in the manipulation of biomedical equipment (e.g., thermometers, scissors, etc.).

Salary Range: $97,000 - $105,000 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to: HR@blythedale.org  referencing "MDS Coordinator" in the email subject line. 

Join Our Team at Blythedale Children's Hospital!

Blythedale Children's Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. Our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. We're proud to be the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State, admitting patients with complex medical conditions to our state-of-the-art 94-bed inpatient facility from all academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region. Conveniently located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in beautiful Westchester County, we offer an inspiring work environment where healthcare professionals thrive.

Position Available: Occupational Therapist 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide occupational therapy services to pediatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Collaborate with a team of 30 Occupational Therapists to deliver comprehensive care to a diverse patient population.
  • Conduct assessments to evaluate patients' occupational therapy needs and develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Administer occupational therapy interventions and techniques to improve patients' functional abilities and independence.
  • Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary to achieve therapy goals.
  • Document patient evaluations, treatment sessions, and progress notes accurately and promptly.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members to coordinate care and optimize outcomes.

Requirements: 

  • Graduate of an Accredited Occupational Therapy program.
  • Possession of a New York State Occupational Therapy license.
  • Registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Salary Range: $92,000 - $101,000

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to: Julie Knitter, Director of Occupational Therapy at JKnitter@blythedale.org.

Blythedale Children's Hospital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Blythedale Children's Hospital is currently looking to hire a full-time EXPERIENCED Patient Accounts Representative/Biller. This position works closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Patient Accounts, as well as the Patient Accounts team, the Medical Records and Social Work departments.

The Patient Accounts Representative will perform full Revenue Cycle duties, including preparation and submission of claims through reconciliation of AR accounts, pursuit of claims denials, and resolution of credit balances. The biller will also be responsible for reviewing aging Trial Balances and working to reduce AR balances.

Knowledge of Medicaid FFS, Managed Care organizations and Commercial Payer claims processing is REQUIRED; experience with completetion of Medicaid applications is a plus. Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently is necessary. Ability to communicate effectively and confidently with a variety of individuals with different knowledge levels is critical to this role. Ability to meet deadlines and manage time is critical.

Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of full-cycle hospital facility billing experience; college experience, with a Bachelor or Associates degree preferred. High School diploma will be considered with relevant billing experience. Blythedale will train but experience with Medicaid and commercial insurance providers, as well as full-cycle Patient Account Rep responsibilities is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus, but not required. Candidates without minimum qualifications will not be considered.

Salary: $51,500 -  $61,500

Blythedale offers a competitive salary, excellent benefit plans, and free parking. If you are interested in growing your career with us, please forward your cover letter and resume with salary requirements to PA@blythedale.org. Please include Patient Representative/Biller position in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a virtual first interview.

We are currently looking to hire a full-time Payroll Specialist who will contribute to the processing of electronic payroll and time and attendance data using ADP Workforce Now and E-time advanced scheduler. This position will perform proper and accurate payroll codification of employee wages and pay and assist timekeepers with proper payroll pay policies and procedures as well as review entries in time and attendance system for accuracy.

A minimum of an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university is required; a Bachelor's degree is preferred. Proficiency in ADP Work Force Now and E-time advance scheduler. ADP Certified is a plus. A minimum of 2-3 years' practical experience in payroll processing and time and attendance systems. Excel experience is required. Experience in payroll processing and time and attendance systems. Experience in human resources and healthcare a plus. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, ability to maintain confidentiality and navigate sensitive situations, collaborate as well as work independently. Ability to multitask.

At Blythedale Children's Hospital, we treat medically complex children from across the tri-state area, with many children coming from leading hospitals within the five boroughs of New York City.

For further information or to apply for the position, email your resume to HR@Blythedale.org, please include Payroll Specialist in the subject line.

We currently have an outstanding full-time opportunity for a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to be a part of our Post-Acute Pediatric Rehabilitation Program. Partnered with our Pediatric Hospitalists, the Nurse Practitioner will care for medically complex children coming from the NICU or PICU for post-acute care and transition to home. Children in Blythedale's Post-Acute Pediatric Rehabilitation program frequently come for a wide variety of complex medical needs including ventilator and TPN weaning, short gut syndrome management, feeding therapy, pulmonary hypertension treatment, acquired brain injury, complex surgeries, transplant recovery or post-complex cardiac surgery. Ideal candidates will have critical care experience, strong clinical and communication skills, and work collaboratively with nursing, medical and therapy staff as well as with patients and families. Cross-coverage with other units in the hospital as needed.

Blythedale Children's Hospital is a special place to be for healthcare professionals who put their hearts into their work. As a leading pediatric hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care, our highly skilled staff enjoys the heartfelt rewards of making a difference in our patients' lives. Blythedale is the only free-standing children's specialty hospital in New York State and admits patients with complex medical conditions to its state-of-the-art 118 bed facility from all of the academic medical centers in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut region.

Please contact us to learn more about becoming a part of our dynamic team. To apply please email or fax your cover letter & CV to Jessica Materasso at jmaterasso@blythedale.org, or fax 866-310-5326. Please include Nurse Practitioner in the subject line.

Blythedale Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

Salary : $143K - $153K

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and the Director of Physical Therapy, the candidate provides independent and professional PT service through evaluation and treatment of neuro-muscular, functional and developmental skills to achieve maximal physical functioning in a patient's daily life tasks and as part of their total medical care. Conducts education and training of patient, family, and related disciplines.

Job Specifications:

​Baccalaureate Degree, Master of Science Degree or a Doctor in Physical Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy Program. Current New York State license or eligibility for licensure is required.

Experience

Pediatric experience preferred. Will consider new graduate.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Requires the ability to lift, carry and balance patients from light to heavy weight and the need to visually and auditorally monitor patients' status. Requires an ability to effectively, communicate verbally in writing, in the English language. Use of a computer is essential.

Blood Exposure Rise/OSHA Classification

It is the policy of Blythedale Children's Hospital to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A) Standards concerning Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens. Refer to Hospital exposure Control Plan located in the Quality Management office for Hospital procedures and definition of class.

Essential Responsibilities

Demonstrates knowledge, competence and skill in pediatric physical therapy evaluation including areas of mobility, postural control, muscle strength, muscle tone, sensory, lower extremity spliniting, gross motor and gait analysis.

Demonstrates ability to set realistic goals, methods and techniques reflecting PT theory to establish appropriate treatment programs.

Continuously reviews therapist-patient relationships, procedures, and progress to ensure a high standard of treatment.

Maintains caseload of 45 units and productivity of 9-10 units/day with flexibility to modify based upon hospital and department need.

Consistently meets and actively participates in clinical supervision for case management including documentation review, co-treatment, and collaborative problem-solving. Receives and provides feedback professionally.

Effectively participates in training and supervision of therapy aides.

Effectively participates in training and supervision of senior PT students and volunteers.

Demonstrates competency in Meditech Electronic Medical Record system and documentation in the EMR is timely and appropriate.

Demonstrates clinical competency and skill in pediatric physical therapy assessment and treatment of the community school based child.

Demonstrates insight into key department functions and participates in efficient daily operation.

We offer a very competetive salary in the $92,000 - $101,000 range and benefits package.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email your cover letter with resume to: LindaF@blythedale.org referencing "Physical Therapist" in the subject line.

Position Title Special Instructor - Per Diem

Department Speech Pathology & Audiology

Reports To Director of Speech Pathology & Audiology

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Speech and Therapeutic Feeding Team and supervision of the Director of Speech Pathology:

- provides language enriched activities to patients who attend the Intensive Feeding Program and other Speech Programs.

- assists in feeding patients during breakfast, mid-morning snack, and lunchtime

Job Specifications

· Educational

Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.

Pursing or has completed a Master Degree in Education or a related field strongly preferred.

· Experience

Experience or exposure to a pediatric population preferred.

· Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Requires the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in the English language. Visually and auditorially monitor patient status and provide hands on intervention techniques.

Blood Exposure Risk/OSHA Classification

It is the policy of Blythedale Children’s Hospital to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) Standards concerning Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens. Refer to Hospital exposure Control Plan located in the Quality Management office for Hospital procedures and definition of class.

This position is Class [a]A High Risk [ ]B Moderate Risk

The statements that follow are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Additional related duties may be assigned as deemed necessary to ensure effective patient care.

Essential Responsibilities

Develops and implements a preschool level enriched curriculum to children who attend the Intensive Feeding preschool Programs.

Coordinates and facilitates curriculum and programming for additional BCH preschool program as needed.

Develops and implements activities to support the preschool curriculum geared to varied developmental levels.

Provides training of classroom staff in optimal ways to implement activities and curriculum

Organizes the classroom (s) physical space in a developmentally supportive manner to optimize learning

Develops and implements a communication system which supports family and team carryover

Maintains an environment which is conducive to push in activities by Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy

Demonstrates ability to carryover feeding goals to meal time activities under the direction of the child’s primary Speech & Feeding Therapist

Establishes and maintains a supportive relationship with other Hospital staff, patients and their families

Demonstrates insight and flexibility to modify schedule in order to accommodate the Hospital and department needs

Receives and provides feedback professionally

Initiates and actively participates with a clinical supervisor

Safeguards confidentiality of patient records.

Provides activities commensurate with students’ interests and aptitudes.

Chooses materials to meet the needs, age, cultural differences and interests of individual students.

Participates in professional meetings, symposia and workshops directly related to the speech-language-hearing professional.

Under the direction of the Nurse Director/Nurse Supervisor, a Registered Nurse diagnoses and treats human responses to actual or potential health problems. The Registered Nurse also provides such services as health teaching and counseling care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being for the patients. The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care for a group of patients. Needs to be able to perform the following physical activities for the majority of the time at work: standing, walking, sitting. Must be able to move/lift heavy equipment/patients. Must exhibit fine motor coordination in the manipulation of biomedical equipment (e.g. suction catheters, electric-monitoring devices). Prior, relevant job experience in a pediatric setting preferred.

Requirements: Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing required. Licensed, or eligible for licensure by the New York State Department of Education as a registered professional nurse. BLS certified, PALS encouraged. Must exhibit fine motor coordination in the manipulation of biomedical equipment (e.g., thermometers, scissors, etc.).

Salary:  $96,400 - $107,300 per year.

Please send your cover letter and resume to: HR@blythedale.org and reference “Registered Nurse” in the e-mail subject line.

FULL-TIME, PART-TIME (NIGHTS)

We currently have an outstanding opportunity for Respiratory Therapists to care for our medically fragile and complex pediatric patients and residents. Blythedale respiratory therapists pride themselves in their collaborative and evidence-based aproach. Our respiratory therapists serve as consultants to nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team. The Respiratory Therapy Department consists of experienced respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy residents who provide excellent quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As a department that strives for innnovation and excellence, Blythedale respiratory therapists are always in search of the newest technologies and current clinical guidelines. Our RTs ensure that care delivery and clinical protocols reflect evidence-based practices.

Candidates must have an active New York State - Respiratory Therapist license, current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential through the NBRC. Graduate of a CoARC accredited respiratory therapy program. Have an associates of Applied (AAS) in Respiratory Therapy at minimum, Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) is preferred. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through the American Heart Association. PICU and NICU experience preferred.

Schedule: Night Shift (1900 - 0730), variable schedule, includes weekends, (2) on-call shifts/ month and rotating holidays.

For further information or to apply for the position, email your cover letter and resume to: HR@Blythedale.org, reference Respiratory Therapist in the subject line.

Enhanced Starting Salary for Full-time Staff is $82,950

Under the direction of the Director, and/or Assistant Director of Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy, the Therapy Aide provides escort service, transfers patients on and off equipment, performs patient/ resident programs under the supervision of a physical, occupational or speech therapist, maintains the general upkeep of the Physical, Occupational or Speech Department.

Job Specifications:

Education:

A High School Diploma or equivalent required

Experience:

Experience working with children preferred; and collaborating with other professionals at all levels of the organization

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Ability to take and follow direction given by our professional staff. Be in good, physical health with ability to perform heavy duty work. Have some mechanical aptitude and good interpersonal skills required. Requires the ability to lift, pull, carry, bend, crouch and balance patients from light to heavyweight.

Communication Skills:

Able to read, write, understand and speak proficiently in English.

Blood Exposure Risk/OSHA Classification

It is the policy of Blythedale Children's Hospital to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A) Standards concerning Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens. Refer to the Hospital exposure Control Plan located in the Quality Management office for Hospital procedures and definition of class.

This position is Class [X]  A. High Risk      [ ] B. Moderate Risk

Essential Responsibilities:

If position is for Speech Therapy, then the following are the essential responsibilities:

Assists in feeding program for patients/residents under the direction of the Therapeutic Feeder, Special Instructor and Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

Under the direction of the speech/feeding therapist and classroom instructor assists patients/ residents in participating in classroom routine centers including varied play, sensory activities and mealtimes

Assists in distribution and return of meal time trays to the food cart

Participates in varied training which includes but are not limited to Meal Time Safety and Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS)

If position is for Physical or Occupational Therapy, then the following are the essential responsibilities:

Change patient from and to various adaptive equipment as scheduled by the physical or occupational therapists

Assist with or perform treatment procedures that have been predetermined for each patient/resident by the physical or occupational therapists

Runs upper extremity exercise class as per physical or occupational therapists direction

Assists in smooth operation at the pool, ensure adequate supplies, check temperature, shower, dress and occasionally toilet patients/residents, and disinfect hydrotherapy equipment.

Responsibilities for all Therapy Aide positions are as follows:

Assist in maintenance of the department; maintain organization of equipment and supplies

Demonstrates competency in Meditech Electronic Medical Record system and documentation in the EMR is timely and appropriate.

Participates in varied therapy, special and hospital trainings as indicated

Cleans therapy materials (e.g., toys, mats, feeding equipment, ball, etc).

Demonstrates ability to transport patients/residents to and from designated locations

Maintain departmental inventories and supplies

Other duties as assigned

EOE. Please send cover letter and resume to: HR@Blythedale.org

Salary ranges from $39,000.00 - $42,000.00 per year

Job Type: Full-Time

Schedule: 8 hour shift

Work setting: In person