Mgr Child Life

Position: Mgr Child Life

Job ID: 154972

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Clinical Planning & Fin Mgmt

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Manager of Child Life -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this role, you will provide accountability for the clinical, operational, and human resources activities of the Child Life Department. The Child Life Manager ensures and advocates for the delivery of high quality, family centered care at the department level and throughout the organization by establishing collaborative relationships with system leadership.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Ensures clinical quality and optimizes support of the psychosocial and developmental needs of the patient within a family centered care environment
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills inter-and intra-departmentally and works to eliminate communication barriers. Serves as a liaison between physicians, families, nursing staff and ancillary departments
  • Coaches and develops direct reports to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care in a safe environment
  • Ensures the staffing needs of the department are adequately met.
  • Supports staff in the development of their schedules and monitors staffing needs.
  • Participates in the decision-making process for hiring new employees
  • Demonstrates fiscal accountability and effectively manages budget and resources while ensuring the department achieves patient care goals
  • Advocates for department goals and integrates in alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Communicates the IDS strategic plan to staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in child life or related field required
  • Master’s degree in child life or related field preferred
  • Child Life Specialist certification from the Association of Child Life Professionals required
  • Three years of experience in Child Life required
  • One year of management or leadership experience preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with 25-30 direct reports

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