Our Biggest Needs
These positions are in high demand here at Children’s Hospital. Although an opening may not be listed on our “Open Positions” page, we’re always looking for qualified, caring people with training in specialized health care fields.
If the job you are looking for is on this list, please contact our Recruitment Services Department by phone or e-mail.
Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Children’s Hospital Central California is searching for highly qualified nurses to become part of one of the top nursing teams in the world. We were the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Our hospital is constantly ranked at the top of national benchmark studies. We’re the best nursing has to offer and we want you to join us.
Check out Children's Pediatric Nurse Extern Program.
Nurse Practitioners and Physician's Assistants
Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants function in the roles of expert practitioner, consultant, educator and researcher within a specialized area of practice. At Children’s, we have more than 40 pediatric subspecialties, so our midlevel providers are utilized in multiple service lines, providing excellent care to kids of all ages. Our midlevel providers diagnose and treat medical problems and, depending on the clinic they work in, may even assist in surgery. At Children’s Hospital, Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants work closely with physicians and are valued members of our medical team.
The clinical audiologist at Children’s Hospital provides diagnostic audiologic assessment and rehabilitative management of children with suspected or confirmed hearing loss. Services are provided to inpatients and outpatients in collaboration with other disciplines – speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, oncologists, neonatologists and community-based professionals.
The Children’s Audiology Department is staffed by ASHA-certified, state-licenses audiologists. Our audiologists specialize in:
- pediatric behavioral audiologic assessment
- objective audiologic assessment (OAEs and ABR)
- hearing aid assessment, selection, fitting and management
- auditory processing assessment and therapy
- cochlear implant assessment, programming and management
- aural rehabilitation
State of the art equipment and facilities combine with creative assessment and therapeutic strategies to make the department rewarding, challenging and exciting for the audiologist wishing to specialize in pediatrics.
As a pharmacist at Children’s Hospital, you’ll be part of a highly experienced team in an innovative and progressive working environment.
Our clinical pharmacists actively participate in teaching rounds in the PICU, NICU, Medical Floor, Rehabilitation and Oncology while assisting in patient care 24 hours a day. We take part in the Hospital’s Code Blue and Trauma Teams
We help teach pharmacy students and pharmacy and medical residents.
Children’s Hospital is the first pediatric hospital in the Western United States to use Robot-Rx to pull medications.
Our pharmacy utilizes the most state of the art equipment to package and dispense more than 75,000 individual doses each month through our three locations in the Hospital.
Children’s physical therapists evaluate and treat infants, children and adolescents with physical or sensory impairments. Our physical therapists have specialized training for providing services for impaired functional mobility, gait deviations, gross motor deficits, developmental delay, strength and range of motion deficits, wound care, musculoskeletal pain and equipment management to improve posture and mobility.
Physical therapists provide care within the Hospital’s prestigious Rehabilitation Center. The Rehab Center is the only pediatric centers in California accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Ours is the only children’s hospital in California with a rehab engineering program that designs specialized equipment to meet our kids’ individual needs.
At Children’s, our occupational therapists step in when physical and sensory impairments affect a child’s self care, play and leisure skills, educational performance or community skills. Our occupational therapists focus treatment on oral motor and feeding programs, developmental delay, fine and gross motor deficits, impaired functional mobility, strength and range of motion deficits in the upper extremities, sensory processing deficits and cognitive deficits.
Occupational therapists provide care within the Hospital’s prestigious Rehabilitation Center. The Rehab Center is one of the only pediatric centers in the western United States accredited by both The Joint Commission and the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Clinical Lab Scientists (Medical Laboratory Technicians)
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is committed to providing high quality laboratory services to all patients seen at Children’s Hospital.
As a clinical lab scientist, you’ll work in our state of the art 26,000 square foot laboratory environment.
Our employees take great pride in the work they do, work that supports proper decisions in a patient’s healthcare—extremely important to their future health and well being. The modern practice of medicine relines on a variety of different laboratory services, all working together to provide quality patient care.
Laboratory services include microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, diagnostic immunology, medical virology and comprehensive toxicology services for both therapeutic drug monitoring and emergency toxicology. In addition to the above services, the laboratory can also provide employee health testing and occupational health assessment. All services are available 24 hours a day.
Continuing education teleconference sessions by ASCP are offered free of charge.
Children’s neurotechnologists provide comprehensive screening and diagnostic assessment of inpatients and outpatients referred with potential or known neurological disorders. Pediatric services include:
electroencephalography (EEG) including routine, ambulatory and video EEGs, as well as Wada procedures,
evoked potentials including auditory, visual and somatosensory studies
Neurotechnologists at Children’s rotating through the Neurology Testing Center, acute-care floors, Intensive Care Units and the Emergency Department and utilize technologically advanced digital equipment to customize studies and obtain reliable data for our board certified pediatric neurologists and other community-based neurologists. Continuing education and multiple registrations and certifications are supported and encouraged.
Respiratory Care Practitioners
As a Children’s Respiratory Care Practitioner, you’ll provide high-quality interventions in an acute children’s hospital. RCPs perform advanced proactive opportunities (e.g. intubation, high-risk neonatal delivery teams, transport team member) while serving as an active part of the Hospital’s collaborative approach to patient care. RCPs are also encouraged to attend continuing education program and receive hospital-sponsored support of BLS, NRP and PALS certification.
There’s also Children’s Home Care, where RCPs coordinate and oversee patient respiratory needs while teaching and working with caregivers in the child’s home.
Take an active role in Children’s collaborative approach to patient care involving the entire patient care team.
As a speech-language pathologist at Children’s Hospital, you’ll provide diagnostic and treatment services for children at risk for disorders of language and language processing, articulation, motor speech, vocal resonance, fluency and phonological processes. We asses dysphasia, including videofluoroscopic and audio-video velopharyngography studies of feeding and swallowing disorders. Out patients’ participation in therapeutic programs involves speech, language/learning, fluency, dysphasia, voice and resonance as well as cognitive recognition. Speech-Language Pathology Services at Children’s is accredited by the Professional Services Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (AHSA/PSB)
Our speech-language pathologists work across the care continuum from the Intensive Care Unit to Rehabilitation to outpatient follow-up. We stress teamwork here as SLPs are involved in interdisciplinary care with other allied health practitioners and physicians in many specialty teams.
SLPs at Children’s provide diagnostic and treatment care to children at risk for communicative, feeding and swallowing disorders. A skilled staff of state-licensed, ASHA-certified SLPs works with patients in the Hospitals Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers. That passionate staff also participates in team assessments through the Hospital’s Feeding Team and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic.
As a clinical dietitian at Children’s, you’ll be part of a highly experienced team providing medical nutrition therapy to patients. Our clinical dietitians work closed with pediatric subspecialists in ambulatory and inpatient settings to develop and implement nutrition plans of care according to age and disease. Continuing education is encouraged and a majority of Children’s clinical dietitians hold additional credentialing in pediatric nutrition, nutrition support and diabetes education.
Medical Social Workers/Licensed Clinical Social Workers
At Children’s, MSW and LCSWs are considered vital members of our comprehensive care team. Social work at Children’s is viewed as one of the more desirable employment settings in the profession because of the Hospital’s work culture, mission to children and families and professional satisfaction. Approximately two-thirds of our staff have been with the Hospital for at least ten years.
Surgical Technicians at Children’s Hospital have the opportunity to work in multiple service lines providing excellent care to kids of all ages. The experienced, dedicated team of individuals in the Operating Rooms offers employees a positive, rewarding work environment.
Medical Imaging at Children’s Hospital encompasses five modalities:
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Nuclear Medicine
It is supported by dedicated clerical and transcription staff. We also have an excellent team of radiologic technologists and support staff at our satellite office in the Outpatient/Orthopaedic Department.
Pediatric Cardiac Sonographers
Children’s cardiac sonographers perform and assist with transthoracic, fetal and tranesophageal echocardiography. Our program utilizes Acuson/Siemens and Philips echocardiography equipment that interfaces with a HeartLab digital network. We were the first program in the county to achieve ICAEL accreditation in pediatric echocardiography and one of the first to be accredited in fetal echo. Our Heart Center’s affiliation with Stanford University makes our service a part of the largest pediatric cardiothoracic surgical program in North America.
Pediatric psychologists at Children’s treat children with medical illnesses or complex medical conditions who are experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulties. Our psychologists are part of a multidisciplinary team that collaborates to formulate and implement an outcome based, age and culturally appropriate, family-centered treatment plan.
Children’s genetic counselors are part of a health care team committed to the care of infants, children and adolescents with metabolic, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities. They help families make informed decisions about care, while respecting personal beliefs and societal values. Genetic counselors serve in the following areas:
- New hire training program
- Market competitive salaries
- Relocation assistance
- Medical, dental, pharmaceutical and vision
- Accrued paid time off
- Free parking
- Educational reimbursement
- Flexible spending account
- Defined Contribution retirement plans
- Disability, life and long-term care insurance plans available
- 529 College Savings Plan