We offer employees working 20 or more hours per week a comprehensive, flexible benefits program that allows them to choose a plan that best meets their needs and the needs of their families. New hires are eligible for these benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Earned time off
  • Metro discounts
  • Award-winning Child Development Center
  • 401(k) and 403(b) retirement savings plans with employer matching contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Voluntary short-term disability, accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts at gyms, theme parks, and local area restaurants and retailers
  • Financial and retirement planning assistance
Tuition Assistance

CHLA offers tuition assistance for eligible full-time and eligible part-time employees after one year of employment. A portion of tuition costs for approved education programs that enhance job performance or career potential may be reimbursed. CHLA reimburses tuition costs up to $3,600 per fiscal year for eligible full-time employees and $2,000 per fiscal year for eligible part-time employees.

Through academic partnerships with several universities, CHLA is also able to provide tuition discounts for employees and their families.

Work Perks

This valuable employee discount program provides over 100 discounts at local businesses, including gyms, theme parks, restaurants and more.

Rideshare Programs

No matter how you get to work, CHLA is right by your side with discounted transit passes and rideshare options such as: Bike to Work, Walk to Work, carpooling, vanpooling and public transportation.

Returning Employees

We welcome back former employees with open arms! As of January 2022, if it has been less than a year since you left CHLA and you are ready to return, your vacation time accrual and 401(k) will pick up right where you left them ... no starting at zero!


Experienced registered nurses who work at the bedside are critical to accomplishing our core patient care mission. At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, we value our competitive position in the nursing marketplace for any number of reasons, including being able to recruit and retain the very best pediatric nurses. Along with our employee benefits package, we offer several programs designed to retain the most qualified nursing staff in the region and nation to our team.

In addition, we offer a wide range of incentives and flexible shifts designed to assist our RNs in meeting their personal needs.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles recognizes and appreciates all that our employees do to make our mission a reality.

Our ability to deliver care, train the next generation of clinicians and discover cures for pediatric illness hinges on our success at attracting, retaining, motivating and rewarding the highest-caliber talent.

CHLA is committed to ensuring our market competitiveness and participates annually in market surveys that include those organizations we directly compete with for talent. This includes health care and other comparable institutions of similar size and service lines within our geographic area.

Our award-winning, on-campus Child Development Center (CDC) provides child care for our nurses and other employees. Services are provided 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, and include:

  • Infant care
  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten care
  • A “Get Well Room” for mildly sick children

The CDC also provides annual dental, vision and hearing assessments.

NOTE: Child care is based on models designed by developmental psychologists Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles partnered with the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation to provide monthly DAISY Awards to exceptional nurses commended by leadership and peers for their compassionate care at the bedside of sick and injured children.

Every nurse who receives the DAISY Award reminds us that her or his entire team is deserving of recognition and that it takes a team to provide great patient care.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers a professional ladder for our nurses, making it possible for our new graduate nurses to provide ever-better care for children at our hospital.

Standard Professional Growth

Standard professional growth for nurses at our hospital includes:

  • Entering the RN Residency Program
  • Promoting to a Registered Nurse I
  • Promoting to a Registered Nurse II
  • After gaining more competencies and experience, applying to become a Registered Nurse III
  • Having the opportunity to apply to become a Registered Nurse IV
Click here to view the nursing professional ladder.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers a variety of market competitive differentials. These include, among others:

  • Charge nurse differential
  • Clinical preceptor differential
  • ECMO nurse differential
  • Evening and night shift differential
  • Weekend differential

Alternate Full-Time Program

An Alternate Full-Time position allows nurses to work six shifts of 12 hours per pay period and still receive the same benefits, and benefit costs, as full-time employees. Paid time off (PTO) and sick leave are accrued based on the actual hours worked, up to established full-time accrual limits.


We place a high value on providing flexibility for our nurses so they can work around child care commitments and continuing education. RNs at every level of our hospital may request specific work schedules—that is, when they want to work and when they want time off. Self-Scheduling Committees offer counsel to maintain fairness in the system.
NOTE: Nurses in the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Center for Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU) work fixed schedules.

Staff-Managed Unit Committees

We encourage our RNs to be entrepreneurs by creating a climate for ongoing professional excellence and job satisfaction. Unit-level nurses have created:

  • Mock-code task forces
  • Staff retention and recruitment committees
  • Staff development committees
  • Patient-family education committees
  • Documentation committee