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Manager, PCS Clinical CNS / NICU

Los Angeles, California
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At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, we treat everyone with the utmost care, trusted by working class families and celebrities alike.

Our commitment to world-class care begins with you, our nursing professionals. As a Nurse at CHLA, you will be critical to accomplishing our core patient care mission.

Don’t live in California? No problem. We got you covered with relocation reimbursement.

If you're ready to make a difference for thousands of children while elevating pediatric medicine as a whole, join us! By helping these kids, you are helping mold the future. Are you in?

  • Full-Time
  • Level: Varies
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)

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What makes a successful Nurse at CHLA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Compassionate
  • Good listener
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Problem-solver
  • Relationship expertise

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I feel truly blessed that the Versant Transition RN Fellowship Program exists and continues to grow. This program gave me more than I had ever imagined it would. Since graduating, I have become a Certified Pediatric Nurse, and I look forward to the many opportunities that CHLA provides me.

- Suly


The teamwork I’ve experienced here is unlike anywhere else. There is so much to love about CHLA, and the longer I am here, the more I appreciate how amazing this place is.

- Carolyn


If I wanted to work with the best patients, the best doctors and the best nurses, then the only option was Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

- Kim


  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental, Vision, Healthcare FSA and Health and Wellness Programs

  • Relocation Reimbursement

    Moving compensation packages

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development

  • Family Support

    Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Insurance

    Life and Disability Insurance

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Employer Matching


Work That Matters -

Our work is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
No one has more expertise treating children than Children's Hospital Los Angeles. CHLA is the only children's hospital in California to make the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of "Best" children's hospitals and is nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties.
Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. At times, the work may be challenging, but it is always rewarding. We hope you’ll come and find out for yourself. 

It’s Work That Matters.

The Manager, Clinical CNS in the Level IV NICU has primary responsibility for ensuring the clinical competency of the work area staff. Also shares responsibility with the NICU education and operations managers for the coordination and operation of the work area. While maintaining a team approach to the shared responsibilities,  will function independently as needed in all aspects of the work area operations on a 24 hour basis. Will supervise all work area staff that have completed orientation with emphasis on clinical development and will collaborate with other work area staff to achieve the goals and objectives of the work area. 

We are the #5 children’s hospital in the nation and our neonatology program is in the top 10.

Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • 2 years of recent NICU level IV experience along with leadership experience (ex: manager, charge nurse) in the NICU
  • Previous CNS experience with knowledge of QA methodology and experience developing and leading QI projects as well as  achieved academic accomplishments (i.e, poster/podium presentations, published manuscripts) to be able to mentor staff.
  • Will also require Policy and practice development (i.e., development of clinical practice guidelines, policy and procedure development, EBP synthesis to advance clinical care) as well as nursing research to help drive the NICU nursing clinical care.


Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school required Current professional California Licensure BLS, PALS and Clinical Nurse Specialist certification required. National Certification Required

You must be willing to reside in the state of California, and have a primary work site in the state of California, to be considered for this position.

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