Leading Multidisciplinary Teams

Includes a Live Event on 06/25/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

As more child life leaders are moving into senior leader positions and assuming responsibility for management of staff from disciplines outside of child life, multiple opportunities for learning collaboration and growth are presented.  This presentation will offer insight into one hospital’s journey through reorganization and intentional focus on patient- and family-centered care.

Participants will:

-Be exposed to one model of leadership for multidisciplinary teams.
-Be introduced to successes, challenges, and rewards in leading multidisciplinary teams.
-Be able to identify strategic opportunities to partner with disciplines outside of child life.

Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility

This webinar is part of our Established Professional programming. 

Janet Cross, M.Ed., CCLS, CPXP

As Administrative Director of Patient- and Family-Centered Care at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Janet is responsible for development, implementation, and evaluation of patient- and family-centered care initiatives as well as oversight of Child Life Services, Volunteer Services, Pastoral Care, Family Resource Center, Hospital School Program, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Seacrest Studios, Patient and Family Advisory Councils, Patient Experience, Patient Education and the Gift Shop. Janet obtained her Master of Education from Vanderbilt University and her Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. She is a certified Child Life Specialist through the Association of Child Life Professionals and a Certified Patient Experience Professional through the Patient Experience Institute. Janet was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Child Life Council, is the recipient of the 2011 Judy Koonce Family-Centered Care Award, and was named a finalist as a "Woman of Influence” by the Nashville Business Journal in 2012. Janet has served in multiple leadership roles for ACLP including President, Director, Child Life Certifying Committee Chair, and Local Conference Planning Committee Chair. She has also served on the Ethics Committee, Governance Task Force, Patient Experience Committee, and as a Child Life Program Review Consultant. Janet contributed two chapters to Richard Thompson’s Handbook of Child Life and contributed to the Beryl Institute White Paper “What Patient Experience Can Learn From Child Life Professionals.” She was selected to participate on the Walt Disney Children’s Hospital Advisory Committee in 2018. She is also a member of the Nashville Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for Cooper’s Troopers, a foundation for the support of siblings of children with cancer. She served as the chair of the Professional Advisory Group for the Clinical Pastoral Education Program in Nashville, 2017 and 2018.


06/25/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/25/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
7 Questions
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/0 points to pass
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/0 points to pass
1.00 PDUs credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDUs credit  |  Certificate available