Job Description

Director PICU

Are you ready to join one of the best teams in the Nation? Based in Madera, CA, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in seven pediatric specialties and recently named one of the Nation’s top children’s Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, Valley Children’s has been open for nearly 70 years.

Valley Children’s is seeking an experienced Director of PICU to join this exceptional team of professionals. Reporting to the Executive Director and Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, this position is administratively accountable for patient care activities, operations, and staff functions within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Access/Transfer Center.

About Valley Children’s Hospital
Valley Children’s maintains a family-like atmosphere to more than 3,400 employees and recognizes that employees play an important role in the success of the entire organization, so employees and their families are rewarded with robust benefits.

Valley Children’s is proud to have dedicated staff committed to the highest quality of pediatric care. From the moment you enter the doors, you will feel at home. They have a strong presence in the community and tremendous pride for the care they deliver. Many Valley Children’s employees have been with the organization for over 10 years while others more than 30 years and they continue to grow their career through supported professional growth and development.

Valley Children’s main campus sits in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the nation, just a short drive from three national parks and your choice of California coastline beaches. No matter your interest, you will have many opportunities for recreation, arts, entertainment, and more.


Administratively accountable for patient care activities, operations, and staff functions within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Access/Transfer Center.

Manages and facilitates patient centered nursing care by serving as a real-time clinical expert for unit staff and physicians for escalated problem-solving on patients, processes, and family issues.

Facilitates communication of system, regional, facility and department initiatives.

Manages and develops the operational and capital budgets and use of associated resources.

Responsible for selection, orientation, on-boarding, and retention of staff. Demonstrates leadership through coaching, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and development opportunities. Actively develops leadership of entry-level nurse managers while leading clinical improvement initiatives.


  • CA RN license
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field with Master’s degree in Nursing or related field preferred
  • Either Bachelor’s or Master’s must be in Nursing
  • At least five (5) years of direct clinical experience
  • Minimum three (3) years leading and developing clinical teams

POSITION DETAILS: Full time exempt level position


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