Rady Children's Hospital San Diego (RN) Registered Nurse - CVICU-50356 in San Diego, California

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego is the only children's hospital in San Diego and performs over 300 open heart surgeries a year for a total of 500 cases. Our newly-developed heart transplant program has performed 6 heart transplants in 2015, its first year of existence. The CVICU delivers excellent critical care management and utilizes state of the art technology, including mechanical circulatory support with ECMO and VADs. The NP team is a highly valued asset in the CVICU, providing coverage and working in collaboration with surgery, cardiology, PICU, and consultative service lines. Our 12-bed CVICU functions within a 30-bed Acute Cardiac Unit providing inpatient care for newborns to adults.


Functions at the Standard Level of nursing practice. Responsible for independently applying the nursing process through the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of pediatric patient care. Selects and administers the appropriate care taking into consideration the age, developmental level and size of the patient. Provides a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing. Should be able to identify own limitations and seek resources as needed.


  • Associate's Degree or Nursing Diploma

  • One year of experience

  • Current California licensure as a Registered Nurse

  • Current BLS/CPR certification (Issued by American Heart Association)

  • PALS certification (within 6 months of hire)


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Three years of experience

  • Professional nursing certification

  • Pediatric nursing experience in a comparable, high-acuity department

  • Bilingual Spanish