Jun 09, 2022

Clinical Practice Leader / Preoperative Services

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

Job Description

Job Description

Ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides the best care 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.


Position Summary: The Clinical Practice Leader is a clinician with an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills, and clinical competencies. The Clinical Practice Leader has primary responsibility for providing clinical expertise and practice, education and quality improvement in the Preoperative Services. The Clinical Practice Leader will work in conjunction with the leadership team of their department/specialty. The Clinical Practice Leader will actively participate with interprofessional teams in the development of policies and procedures, patient care protocols, and standards of practice and education. The Clinical Practice Leader will also demonstrate commitment to staff and patient and family -focused model of care. Preoperative services include Surgery Admitting (anesthesia clearance, pre-op testing, day of surgery preparation and patient teaching); Pre-op and PACU (Main OR and Ambulatory Surgery Center)Main operating Room (organ transplants, open heart, orthopedics, plastic surgery, neurosurgery- includes Stealth, urology includes robot, dentistry, general pediatric surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, GI); ASC OR (otolaryngology, urology, plastic surgery, Hem/Onc, ophthalmology, GI); Sterile Processing Department (instrument, endoscope processing).

Minimum Qualifications: 3- 5 years clinical experience, teaching, quality improvement experience in a healthcare environment. Pediatric experience required.

Education/Licensure/Certifications: Nursing: Master’s degree required; Doctoral degree preferred. Respiratory: Bachelors or Master’s degree preferred. Current California licensure in respective discipline required. Current BLS & PALS Provider Card Required. Specialty Related Certification Required.

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. Your race and ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation and ability make you uniquely you – and that is just who we are looking for! So, bring the best of yourself and contribute to our mission in your own unique way.

Diversity inspires innovation. Our experiences, perspectives and backgrounds allow us to better serve our patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate the differences of our team members.