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At the heart of our family-centered care is the belief that healthcare staff and a patient’s family are partners. As a supportive care professional at St. Jude, you’ll help meet the physical, emotional and social needs of our patients and their families, while working as a valued member of the best clinical care teams in the world.

Every day here is unique. You’ll work with a diverse group of pediatric patients from across the country and around the world. You’ll see some of the most complex cases, which can range from childhood cancers to blood disorders, immunodeficiencies and infectious diseases. And you’ll have the opportunity to use your dedication, passion and skill to make a lasting difference for children and families during what may be the biggest challenge in their lives.

Social Work

As a social worker at St. Jude, you'll join a program widely recognized for excellence and compassion. Your work goes beyond case management and discharge planning. Your key role is problem-solving and counseling related to patient treatment and care. You act as a critical member of a multidisciplinary team where collaboration, communication, dedication and adaptability are essential.

Our social workers contribute in the following areas:

  • Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Hematology
  • Transplantation
  • Outpatient / inpatient



The St. Jude Department of Psychology handles thousands of patient visits each year, focusing both on delivering outstanding clinical care and conducting innovative research studies. As a St. Jude psychologist, you’ll work with a diverse variety of patients and families, with support from an exceptional group of colleagues focused on health promotion and cognitive neurosciences. You may also have the opportunity to train future psychological researchers and clinicians.

Child Life Program

Being diagnosed with a new illness and coming to the hospital can be stressful events for a family. Our goal is to help children and teens cope with the challenges of health care and hospitalization. As a child life specialist at St. Jude, you’ll join one of the nation's top child life programs, working closely with patients to help them understand their conditions and prepare for procedures and treatment. You’ll create opportunities for play and expressive activities that promote patients’ and siblings’ optimal development and enhance their coping skills.



Why St. Jude for Your Clinical Career?

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Meet a Music Therapist: Amy Love

Amy Love, a music therapist in St. Jude Child Life, loves giving her patients an outlet for expression. "Music can provide an opportunity to just forget about illness for a little while," she says. "A patient can be lying in bed with the lights off, and by the end, we're getting up, we're moving, the lights are on. It's just incredible to see how healing music can be."


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