Sep 24, 2021

Manager, Clinical Services / PACU

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

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.

Position Summary: The Manager of Clinical Services assumes primary responsibility and oversight for all aspects of the work area, including establishing and maintaining the CHLA culture of care as well as operational, clinical and educational functions. Engages in strategic planning and establishes programs that facilitate the development of staff and the delegation of portions of this responsibility to subordinates. Analyzes and utilizes outcomes data to drive performance improvement and quality improvement efforts in accordance with regulatory and accreditation requirements. Fosters a team approach to shared responsibilities, while functioning independently as needed in all aspects of the work area. Empowers other work area staff to achieve the goals and objectives of the work area. Supports the development of skills of the staff to continuously provide best-practice care. Ensures that all policies/procedures are age and/or developmentally appropriate.

The Perianesthesia Care Unit (PACU) provides pre and post-anesthesia, pre and post-operative, post sedation/analgesia recovery care to children of all ages including but not limited to:
1. Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and documentation of care.
2. Administration of pre-medications such as anxiolytics, antibiotics, ophthalmic eye drops, etc.
3. Phlebotomy for laboratory work or establishment of peripheral IV access.
4. Administration of blood products (i.e. RBC’s, Platelets, Factor VIII) as indicated.
5. Provision and maintenance of close observation and monitoring of vital signs

Minimum Qualifications: 3-5 years of experience in pediatrics and PACU preferred. Previous supervisory and fiscal management experience preferred. Expert clinical knowledge of PACU’s patient population. Ability to lead others. Good organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully, both verbally and in writing.

Education/Licensure/Certifications: Master’s degree required. 15+ years of nursing leadership experience may substitute for a Master’s degree. Current California RN license and AHA CPR and PALS certification and National Certification required.