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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.


Phoenix 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 $41.00 an hour

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
Intermediate Care Unit
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
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


The 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.

Allied 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:

Nuclear Medicine
Respiratory Care
Materials Management
Laboratory Services
Health Information Management
Information Technology Services
Community Outreach

Arizona 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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About Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, – more... 

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Daniel A. Velez, MD is the Cardiac Surgery Division Chief and Co-Director of the Phoenix Children’s Heart Center. In just five years as faculty and now this year as Chief, he has been instrumental in key changes at the Heart Center by helping set a new direction— one where the team works collaboratively with cardiology, the cardiovascular intensive care unit and administration.

Dr. Velez specializes in the repair of neonatal congenital heart defects (CHD), takes pride in the quality of surgical outcomes at Phoenix Children’s and strives to continue to build a nationally and internationally renowned pediatric cardiac program.

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  • Join us on Facebook for a special #PhoenixChildrensLive TODAY at 9:00 a.m. to watch keynote speaker, Funda S. Bachini, MD, Inpatient Medical Director of the Child Psychiatry Unit at Phoenix Children's, at #HeartTalk at the Zoo!

Every year the community comes together for an informative event on congenital heart defects (CHD), Heart Talk at the Zoo. A long tradition, founded by the Nick & Kelly Foundation, will continue to live on this year as Heart Effect takes the reigns for this wonderful event.

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  • A HUGE thank you to @SodexoNorthAmerica for providing a beautiful, four course, private dinner for couples who spent their Valentine's Day watching over their loved ones in the Hospital. Two-top tables were set up in the Heart Center lobby overlooking the large crystal chandelier and music played while the couples enjoyed their meal.
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