St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children is currently seeking a Per Diem, Lifeguard for the Aquatic Program located in Bayside, NY. The Lifeguard, under general supervision, ensures the safety of patients and therapeutic staff of the facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. They support the Hospital's mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines, meeting agency standards, and obtaining appropriate certification. This position offers flexible working hours.


1. Opens the pool each day and closes it each evening, depending on schedule and hours.

2. Maintains constant surveillance of patients and staff within the pool area; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.

3. Provides emergency care and treatment as required, until the arrival of emergency medical services.

4. Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.

5. Performs various maintenance duties as directed, to maintain a clean and safe pool environment.

6. Prepares and maintains appropriate activity reports.

7. Monitors the pool for appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular schedule.

8. Monitors pool-related activities closely throughout shift and identifies any safety issues.

9. Directs swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions.

10. Maintains a clean environment in and around the pool.

11. Provides assistance to aquatic therapeutic team when appropriate or necessary.

12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Join our team of professionals where BIG hearts help little patients. Be a part of our growth and change in this new role!

Per Diem?
Various Shifts?

Formal education required:

High school diploma or GED equivalent required

Current and valid ARC certification

First Aid and CPR certifications

Previous experience required:

2+ years lifeguard experience preferred

Flexible schedule required

Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Able to read, write and speak the English language.

  2. Able to work as a member of a team.

  3. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  4. Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.

  5. Ability to pass a pre-employment physical skills evaluation as stipulated by the department.

  6. Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.

  7. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.

  8. Able to support the concept of family centered care.

About the Organization
St. Mary's is a national leader in intensive rehabilitation, specialized care and education for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions. St. Mary's is the largest post-acute care provider of its kind in New York State, with a continuum of care that supports the child throughout his/her lifetime from inpatient facility to home and community settings. Following hospitalizations for injury, illness or complications of premature birth or when special services are needed, children and their families come to St. Mary's to receive exceptional care, learn to manage their condition and achieve a better quality of life. St. Mary's touches the lives of thousands of children and their families through our inpatient, home care and community-based programs. We provide care in all five boroughs of New York City as well as through Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. St. Mary's Hospital for Children, our inpatient facility in Bayside, Queens is New York City's only rehabilitation hospital for children. Our home care and community programs are based in Bayside, New Hyde Park and Roslyn caring for 2,000 children. St. Mary's is where big hearts help little patients.?
EOE Statement
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO?
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