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Phoenix Children's Hospital Overview

Phoenix, AZ
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Phoenix Children’s is the only children's hospital in Arizona recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. This year, we ranked in all 10 categories, including Cancer, Cardiology and Heart ... Read more

Mission: We provide hope, healing, and the best health care for children and their families.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#83)

Company Updates

  • We recently attended the Way Out West EMS Conference at the Twin Arrows Casino Resort in Flagstaff, AZ. Phoenix Children’s Base Hospital Coordinator, Kris Ramos, presented two very important EMS topics: pediatric sepsis and pediatric respiratory management. Thank you, Tuba City EMS, for putting on a great conference!

  • Congratulations to Dr. Michael Kruer, Director of the Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Movement Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital, on being selected to receive the Laura Dozer Award, which is presented at the annual United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona's Celebration of Champions Gala. The award commends a corporation or individual who goes above and beyond their normal daily responsibilities to support, nurture and promote a life without limits for those served by UCP of Central Arizona. Way to go, Dr. Kruer! Read the article:

    Cerebral Palsy Group Selects Chandler Doctor For Annual Award

    A Chandler neurogeneticist has been selected for a big honor by the United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona. UCP said Dr. Michael Kruer, a member of its board, will be the recipient of the 2019 Laura Dozer Award "for his extraordinary work and what it represents to the many individuals with movement disorders and their families."

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Phoenix Children's Hospital – Why Work With Us?


Phoenix Children's Hospital is Arizona's only hospital dedicated to children and one of the 10 largest children's hospitals in the nation. The hospital is home to the state's largest group of pediatric specialists and sub-specialists providing the best care to the sickest kids. Phoenix Children's continues to evolve its world-class care and is working with leading local and national research partners to uncover new breakthroughs in pediatric medicine.

Phoenix Children's Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best health care for children since it was born in 1983, and has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country. Phoenix Children’s is proud to be recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Best Children’s Hospitals and by Leapfrog Group as a Top Hospital for our outstanding patient quality and safety.

With a Medical Staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists, Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across 65 pediatric subspecialties, the most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The Hospital’s six Centers of Excellence have grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the US:

  • Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Phoenix Children’s Heart Center
  • Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Level One Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

To meet the needs of our growing community, Phoenix Children's continues to expand, adding new physicians, nurses, staff, programs and facilities. We’ve also expanded locations with new specialty and urgent care centers in high growth areas of the Valley and across the state serve the needs of patients and families in their own neighborhoods.

Today, the most visible evidence of growth is our 11-story tower on the Hospital’s main campus, which offers a comprehensive, family-centered hospital that allows our doctors and nurses to deliver expert care and healing to our community’s youngest patients.

At each location, in each doctor, nurse, technician, staff member and volunteer, you’ll see the difference in a Hospital that’s 100% for children.

Phoenix Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

undefinedPhoenix Children's Hospital is a place of hope and healing for our patients. For those who make this possible, it is a place of unique challenges and extraordinary enrichment. It is also home to an amazing diversity of career choices.

Flexible PRN Staffing Alternatives - Rates up to $44.00 an hour (plus an addition differential)

Phoenix Children's Hospital is committed to our nursing professionals. We are a market leader in compensation. We have a Clinical Progression Model that establishes career growth for clinical nurses who wish to enhance their clinical expertise while remaining in direct patient care. Discover an environment that fosters professional and personal development. Come see for yourself.

Consider our opportunities in these areas:

  • Emergency Department
  • General Pediatrics
  • Ortho
  • Neuro
  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Cardiac
  • GI
  • Intermediate Care Unit
  • Respiratory
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Newborn Intensive Care
  • Perioperative Services
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Outpatient Services - General Peds and Subspecialties

No matter which area you work in, you'll benefit from our multidisciplinary team model that nurtures our values of Family Centered Care, Excellence, Leadership, Innovation, Caring, Collaboration and Accountability.

New Graduate Nurses

GAPP™ - Graduate Advancement Program in Pediatrics
Bridging the gap: the experience you need to succeed!

Our goal at Phoenix Children's Hospital is to provide consistency and support as you transition into the role of a pediatric staff nurse. For nursing graduates, we provide distinct four career tracks:

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Surgical
  • NICU
  • PICU

Whichever track you choose, you will be provided with 15 weeks of training that includes:

  • 120 hours of classroom training
  • 396 hours of guided clinical experience
  • A mentor program
  • Self-care support groups
  • "Looping" to other units of the hospital

Classroom sessions are designed to enhance clinical knowledge while emphasizing critical thinking and the nursing care process at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The mentor program matches each student to a mentor who is a senior staff member. Each student participates in facilitated debriefing and self-care sessions providing them an opportunity to express strong feelings and emotions about their experiences as a new graduate RN. Looping takes place between departments so that students understand what happens to patients along the care continuum during hospitalization.


  • Recent graduation from an accredited nursing program
  • Two letters of recommendation from Clinical Instructors
  • School transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA at minimum
  • Passing of the NCLEX
  • Have or be able to obtain BLS certification

undefinedThe employees of Phoenix Children's Hospital give so much to our special patients. We are proud to be able provide a comprehensive benefit package for employees and their families.  Various levels of benefits are offered for full-time and part-time employees.  These are some of the many benefits you will have available as a member of the Phoenix Children's Hospital team.

A competitive compensation package to reflect your expertise in your chosen professional career.

401(k) Investment Plan (pretax and Roth after tax contributions)

  • Immediate Participation
  • Immediate 100% vesting
  • Immediate dollar for dollar match of 4%
  • Extensive list of funds for all investors

Employees enjoy a Paid Time Off program with PTO hours accumulating based on hours worked, overtime hours, holiday hours, and PTO hours.

$5,250 annually of tax-free educational assistance for under-graduate and graduate programs.

Phoenix Children's offers three comprehensive medical plans from which employees can choose. These plans vary because we know that employees have different needs at different times in their lives. The plans are through Blue Cross and Blue Shield and include both network and coinsurance options.

The Employee assistance program offers assistance for you and your family during times of work and family stress.

The dental program offers three levels of coverage from which to choose and a large network of dentists.

The vision program contracts with doctors specializing in optometry and ophthalmology.

Disability insurance

Short and long-term disability benefits are paid for you.

Term life insurance and AD&D of one times annual salary.

Health Savings account, Healthcare spending account and dependent care spending account are available.

Voluntary supplemental benefits are offered in the following areas:

  • Additional term life and AD&D
  • Dependent term life
  • Legal assistance
  • Home/automobile insurance
  • Pet healthcare discount program 
  • Group discounts

Relocation incentives for new employees and their families. 

undefinedAllied Health

Bringing hope and healing to our special patients is a team effort. It takes the commitment and compassion of skilled professionals throughout the caring continuum. And that opens up exceptional opportunities in the following areas:

  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Ultrasonography
  • Respiratory Care
  • Materials Management
  • Laboratory Services
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Technology Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Administration

undefinedArizona Lifestyle

With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and a growing economy, the Valley of the Sun has become one of the nation's best places to live and work.

The Valley has a booming high-tech industry and exploding real estate market.  It offers award-winning restaurants and limitless shopping opportunities.  Tournament-level golf courses and urban mountain parks are just a few of the recreational opportunities at your fingertips here.  And Phoenix is located just a few hours away from countless top vacation destinations, making weekend getaways to places like Sedona, San Diego, and Mexico a reality.

Given all that, it's no surprise Phoenix has become the sixth largest city in the country with a population of 1.6 million.   And with a lot of people, we see a lot of patients.  The pediatric population in the Greater Phoenix area has grown from 350,000 when the Hospital incorporated in 1980 to nearly 1 million today.  Estimates project that number will reach 1.5 million children before 2030.

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