Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Supervisor, Acute Cardiac Unit-49906 in San Diego, California

CVICU/ACU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care/Acute Cardiac Unit). Very few heart centers around the world offer dedicated pediatric intensive care services and our program is unmatched in the region which stretches across the Pacific Rim to the U.S. southwest. Our 30-bed unit, situated in space solely devoted to cardiac care, provides all levels of inpatient care for congenital or acquired heart disease and can flex to 37 beds when needed. Patients remain in the CVICU/ACU from admission to discharge, providing continuity and stream-lined care. Our work stations are within steps of the patient rooms offering reassurance and comfort to both patients and families of being in visual contact with members of the healthcare team. Advanced care modalities include extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and a heart transplantation program that is thriving and demonstrates excellent outcomes. We offer an extensive training program for nurses with adult critical care experience or pediatric medical/surgical experience wishing to transition into the CVICU. Rady Children's Hospital is proud of its national reputation that recognizes the comprehensive quality care provided to patients and families and affirms the supportive and collaborative work environment for our nursing staff and other healthcare professionals.

** Magnet Designated Hospital: Rady Children's earned Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) which is the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence, high-quality patient care and innovation in professional nursing practice. Magnet status is earned by only 8.8% of U.S. Hospitals.

** Nationally Ranked Specialties: Rady Children's Hospital is ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News and World Report in its national Best Children's Hospital survey. Our Cardiac/Cardiovascular program ranked 17th in the nation.


Under the direct supervision of the Unit/Department Manager, this position is assigned supervisory and clinical responsibilities of the nursing unit/department and staff related to the coordination and operation of the department/unit. Team member whose responsibilities include leading, supervising, and influencing the daily operational activities associated with the assigned team. Supports the overall business plan by monitoring team performance and outcomes relative to established goals/measurements.


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

3 years of experience

Current California RN license

Current PALS certification

Current BLS/CPR certification (Issued by American Heart Association)

Must be a team member on the department/unit for which candidate is applying or prior Team Leader experience


Master's Degree in Nursing or Healthcare Administration

5 years of experience

Bilingual Spanish