Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (Rady) has retained Summit Talent Group to conduct a national search for a Director Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
RCHSD is the largest children’s hospital on the West Coast and one of the nation’s top pediatric health care systems. Consistently ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News and World Report, Rady Children’s includes a 511-bed pediatric hospital that serves as the largest provider of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties. With more than 40 locations, Rady Children’s is the only health system in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric health care and is the regions only designated pediatric trauma center. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission.
Rady Children’s 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit at the main campus provides level IV care, the highest designation available from the American Academy of Pediatrics, while Level III care is provided at the 20-bed unit at Scripps La Jolla NICU, the 19-bed unit at Scripps Mercy San Diego, the 13-bed unit at Rancho Springs Medical Center and the 12-bed unit at Palomar Health Center. Level II care is provided at the 13-bed unit at Scripps Mercy Chula Vista and the 8-bed unit at Scripps Encinitas. Along with the NICUs, the Division of Neonatology provides a full range of neonatal services, including a premier Comprehensive Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Center and leading Neuro-NICU Program. Rady Children’s Neonatology program has ranked among the top 10 in the nation by US News and World Report for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022).
Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director has responsibility for the Main Campus NICU, seven Level II & III Satellite NICU’s in San Diego and Riverside Counties and CHET, the (NICU Transport Team.) Leading a team of seven direct reports and a total of 364FTE’s, the Director will bring a refined skill set to the role in the areas of relationship building, communication, and continuous process improvement as well as a track record of working in partnership with physicians and providers. Moreover, the incumbent will be both a change agent and a team builder, adept at engaging and mentoring the staff as well as being a champion of service excellence and quality outcomes.
The ideal candidate will be a master’s prepared RN with at least four years of leadership experience in a high-acuity setting, as part of an acute healthcare system’s children’s & NICU services.
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