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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Overview

Los Angeles, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Ready to be part of the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California? This is Children's Hospital Los Angeles. A place where you can make a real difference in the lives of our ... Read more

Mission: At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, our mission statement was crafted with the help of staff from throughout our hospital. In the below video, you'll hear them sharing, in their own voices, what it is that really makes our ... Read more

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles – Why Work For Us?

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The mission of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is to create hope and build healthier futures. Founded in 1901, CHLA is the top-ranked children’s hospital in California and among the top 10 in the nation, according to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of children’s hospitals for 2017-18. The hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute and is one of the few freestanding pediatric hospitals where scientific inquiry is combined with clinical care devoted exclusively to children. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a premier teaching hospital and has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.

Our mission is to create hope and build healthier futures. That promise applies to our people as well as the children and families we serve. We are honored to be stewards of the lives and resources entrusted to us, and we support our professionals with the resources to be learners who lead transformation.

 Our people are empowered with the latest technology, a commitment that’s earned us recognition as one of the nation's Best Hospital IT Departments by Healthcare IT News.

And we support our professionals with core facilities in the areas of biomedical informatics, cellular imaging, genomics and more, enabling our team to collaborate in providing the best possible care.

As a professional at CHLA, we’ll support you to live your best life, at work and beyond. We know that balance is important, and we’ll give you the tools, resources and opportunities you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we understand the needs of new graduate nurses as they integrate into the profession. To meet those needs, we offer the Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics, which provides the specific tools and experiences needed by new graduates to become successful pediatric nurses.

CHLA is the founding hospital of the Versant RN Residency. Created in July 1999, the 22-week program provides new nursing school graduates with a comprehensive clinical and learning experience to prepare them for work in an acute care environment. It has become the model for new graduate nurse residency programs throughout the United States.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is recognized throughout the United States and around the world for our leadership in pediatric and adolescent medicine, as well as pediatric research. As a Magnet-designated hospital, CHLA is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California for more than 73 years.

In 2015, the RN Residency in Pediatrics at CHLA was designated as Accredited with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program. This program recognizes transition programs which meet the highest quality standards. Currently, only five programs across the United States have achieved this designation.

The next cohort will be held March 2019. The March 2019 cohort applications will open on September 3, 2018 at 5 PM PST. Check out more details on our website.

Each and every employee at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles all share the same purpose; to create hope and build brighter futures for our patients and families. These principles not only apply to our patients, but our employees as well. Get to know some of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team and find out why they love working at CHLA!

"I love working at CHLA because I have the best work family ever. laugh and smile every day, regardless of how difficult shift may be. I'm extremely blessed to have a job that I truly enjoy, and fortunate that I get to work with the smartest, most supportive team day in and day out." Kim Wheatley, RN, Emergency Department enjoy, and fortunate that I get to work with the smartest, most supportive team day in and day out." Kim Wheatley, RN, Emergency Department

We encourage people to keep growing. This is a unique environment in terms of the collaborations that happen between all the professionals. Everyone’s on thesame page. We’re here to help the children.” David Davis, RN, MN

“In all my years at Children's I have never been bored. I have found that there is limitless opportunity if you are willing to take the risk of going outside your boundaries and doing different things. I have learned something new almost every single day.” Barbara, RN, Patient Care Services Director, Heart Institute

"As a Speech-Language Pathologist on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, I am so privileged to be able to work as team with children and their families to   move toward bettermore hopeful futures. Children are so bright, amazing, and resilient, and they teach me every day what it means to be brave and to love life." Abigail Nimitz, Speech Therapist 

"There is nowhere else I would rather work than CHLA. As a unit manager I love working with and supporting my staff to grow professionally and to provide excellent, safe care to our patients and families." Jessica Klarisrenfeld, Education Manager

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Reviews

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    "Clinical social work"

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    I have been working at Children's Hospital Los Angeles full-time (More than a year)


    Supportive staff, opportunities for learning and growth, ability to build relationships with families and coworkers. Ability to learn about various units within the hospital. CHLA offers continuing education courses, and SOcial workers are able to participate within interdisciplinary teams where their voices are heard and respected.


    Fast paced environment requires adaptability. Must be willing to provide services for grief and loss/death and dying. No cons here

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles photo of: Heading towards main campus on located at Sunset and Vermont off to the right. A glimpse of the renowned Sabah Research Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.(left)
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in February 2018.


    First interview are with the managers. They ask basic scenario/behavioral questions and if you pass the first interview, you will have a second interview with staff. My second interview had 5 nurses interviewing me. They asked me a few questions and also allowed me to ask them questions about the unit, the unit’s culture, the managers

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    • Tell us about a conflict you’ve had with a coworker and how you dealt with it   Answer Question
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Awards & Accolades

  • NRC Health - Excellence Award, NRC, 2017
  • No. 1 On West Coast, US New and World Report, 2017
  • Magnet Recognition for Excellence, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2017
  • Health Cares Most Wired, Hospitals and Health Networks, 2017
  • Best Children's Hospital Honor Roll(5), US News & World Report, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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