Feb 20, 2024

Executive Director and Associate Chief Nursing Officer / PCS Ambulatory

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

Job Description

Job Description

Ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides the best care for kids in California.

Here world-class experts in medicine, education and research work together to deliver family-centered care half a million times each year. From primary to complex critical care, more than 350 programs and services are offered, each one specially designed for children.

The CHLA of the future is brighter than can be imagined. Investments in technology, research and innovation will create care that is personal, convenient and empowering. Our scientists will work with clinical experts to take laboratory discoveries and create treatments that are a perfect match for every patient. And together, CHLA team members will turn health care into health transformation.

Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. The work will be challenging, but always rewarding.

It’s Work That Matters.


Purpose Statement/Position Summary: The Executive Director and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, PCS Ambulatory provides clinical leadership, strategic planning, and direction for Specialty clinics, ambulatory care centers, ambulatory clinical float pool, ambulatory care coordination, operational and clinical efficiency, and process improvement, in collaboration with ambulatory medical and administrative staff. Develops policies, procedures, and programs to ensure high-quality patient safety and effective use of resources that align with the mission and vision of the organization. Directs goals and objectives for the department(s) and projects/programs assigned in collaboration with the medical, clinical, and administrative leadership teams to ensure standards of professional practice, regulatory requirements, continuous performance improvement initiatives, financial accountability, and responsibility are optimized and in compliance. Collaborates with leaders and directs improvements in employee engagement, well-being, and patient family experience. Manages Magnet requirements in the ambulatory setting as well as partners in driving quality and patient safety.

Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience:

• 5 years progressive management experience. Director and above preferred.
• Experience working in academic environment, pediatrics desired.
• Expertise in hospital nursing leadership required; specialty patient care programs and managing ambulatory clinical operations preferred.
• Ability to mentor, manage and lead staff in a variety of settings in order to provide effective and compliant care and services.
• Ability to work with staff at all levels.
• Effective at leading change, expertise in building and leading teams.

• Master’s degree in Nursing or relevant health-related field from an accredited school required; PhD/DNP Preferred.
• Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of California.
• Current AHA BLS required.
• Current nursing specialty certification required.

Pay Scale Information

USD $169,936.00 - USD $305,760.00

CHLA values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. Final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to education and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed on this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. CHLA looks forward to introducing you to our world-class organization where we create hope and build healthier futures.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a leader in pediatric and adolescent health both here and across the globe. As a premier Magnet teaching hospital, you’ll find an environment that’s alive with learning, rooted in care and compassion, and home to thought leadership and unwavering support. CHLA is dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures – for our patients, as well as for you and your career!

CHLA has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, our work matters. And so do each and every one of our valued team members. CHLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of state and local laws, including the LA City Fair Chance Ordinance and SF Fair Chance Ordinance.

Qualified Applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact CHLA Human Resources if you need assistance completing the application process.

Diversity inspires innovation. Our experiences, perspectives and backgrounds allow us to better serve our patients and create a strong community at CHLA.

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