Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Pediatric Recreation Program Coordinator in New York, New York

Pediatric Recreation Program Coordinator

Job Posting Number: 21054

Professional – Hospital Administration

New York,NY

May 10, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

The Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering is a multidisciplinary center for excellence for the treatment of children, teenagers, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. Comprising leading experts in the treatment of pediatric malignancies and immune deficiencies, our staff is dedicated to seeking novel approaches to achieve more-effective outcomes while reducing or minimizing the short- and long-term effects of treatment, both in the laboratory and in our state-of-the-art facilities.

We are currently seeking a Pediatric Recreation Program Coordinator to join our Pediatric Programming and Child Life Teams. The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing day-to-day and long-term needs of MSKCC’s Pediatric Recreation program including but not limited to volunteer management, patient-related programming, events and external programs.

In partnership with the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will serve as a highly visible ‘program champion and representative’, collaborating and coordinating with internal and external resources to enhance the program and ensure we are meeting the needs of our pediatric patient population.

You will:

  • Initiate and respond to patient inquiries, staff and patient feedback and independently respond to external solicitations and opportunities for patient centered programs.

  • Oversee pediatric volunteer program in collaboration with the Office of Volunteer Resources to ensure appropriate coverage and timely feedback and evaluation.

  • Participate in clinical conferences and partner with child life, clinical and social work staff to meet patient needs and escalate as necessary.

  • Collaborate with child life specialists to provide quality recreational programs to ensure appropriate and compelling programs are offered on a daily basis.

  • Manage day-to-day needs of recreational spaces.

  • Work with Program Manager and Child Life staff to ensure compliance with code requirements, universal and pediatric specific.

  • Maintain patient and visitor safety including infection control precautions, food handling and medical equipment.

  • Identify and develop new patient related programming and special event concepts.

You are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Effective at building formal and informal networks inside and outside the organization to further departmental and institutional goals.

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.

  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations.

  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications or Psychology

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in event planning, education or program management

  • Demonstrated leadership in group activity and programming

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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