Job Description

Manager NICU

SUMMARY: Valley Children's Healthcare is seeking a Manager for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 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 named one of the Nation’s top children’s Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, Valley Children’s has been open for nearly 70 years. It has grown from a 42-bed hospital to one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the Country. With hospitals and clinics located from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo, you are sure to find an opportunity that fits your lifestyle. Valley Children’s maintains a family-like atmosphere to more than 3,000 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 main Hospital campus in Madera provides Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) support - the highest level of care available for neonates and infants. Valley Children’s supports a network of NICUs throughout Central California, providing the opportunity for families with critically ill babies to receive treatment closer to home throughout his or her entire stay.

The Manager is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the care and services provided by the department and its related operation.

Position Details and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the accountability for fiscal performance, quality outcomes of care provided, employee engagement and the patient experience within the department
  • Responsible for human resources including performance and professional development of both Charge Nurses and Staff
  • Work closely with Charge Team and Recruitment to ensure proper staffing
  • Work collaboratively with other departments on various projects and to ensure the unit is aligning with the overall goal of the organization
  • This position practices within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act and in accordance with Valley Children's Healthcare policies


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred (either Bachelors or Masters must be in Nursing)
  • Active California Registered Nurse licensure (RN) required
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a leadership or managerial role
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience, with at least 1 year being in a pediatric critical care setting
  • Minimum of 5 years increasingly responsible experience which demonstrates proficiency in the skills and knowledge required to perform the job is preferred
  • Acceptable driving record and must carry car insurance with at least the minimum limits required by state law
  • BLS required within 30 days of hire or transfer into the role

JOB DETAILS: This is a Full Time, Exempt level position and offers a robust benefits plan and a competitive salary that is based on experience.


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