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Graduate Nurse, NICU (Full Time, Days or Nights)

Work Location

Orange, California

Work Shift

Day – 12hrs (United States of America)



At CHOC, we strive to be the leading destination of children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care. We are responsible for the overall health of our community’s pediatric population in our hospitals, clinics, and practices. And because of our breadth of care, your career at CHOC can be as diverse and fulfilling as you determine. CHOC’s compensation structure, benefits offerings, and career development programs are geared to helping you achieve your professional and personal goals. Apply now to see where your career at CHOC can take you.


Job Summary

This cohort will start March 11th, 2024. RN license will be required 1 week prior to the start. If you are selected for a phone screen, you will be notified by Saturday, February 10th. Phone screens will occur Monday, February 12th - Wednesday, February 14th. If selected to go forward for an interview, this will be on Tuesday, February 20th from 2pm to 5pm. 

The Graduate Nurse position is responsible to work in partnership with a clinical nurse II - IV for the delivery of family-centered patient care utilizing the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborates with patient/family and other professional disciplines. Creates a partnership to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery for the achievement of mutually desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization's vision and mission. Promotes and provides excellence in nursing care.


Pay Range

Minimum $34.43 Midpoint $45.62 Maximum $56.80

Rate of pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to knowledge, skills, competencies, experience, education, as well as position requirements.


• Required: Newly graduated from an accredited school of Registered Nursing.


• Required: Graduation from an accredited school of Registered Nursing; Associate degree in Nursing (ADN).

• Preferred: Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).


• Required: None required.

Specialized Skills

• Required: Knowledge of and ability to provide appropriate family-centered patient care based upon age appropriateness and cultural and spiritual needs; Excellent customer satisfaction skills; Effective communication skills; Ability to prioritize and complete duties in a timely and organized manner; Ability to work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others; Ability to prepare timely and accurate documentation and reports; Ability to perform work according to CHOC policies and procedures, professional standards of care, and applicable laws; Demonstrate flexibility and creativity in response to unexpected changes in work load/staffing; Ability to set goals and judge results in accordance with the highest standards; care with sensitivity and respect; advance care through development of new ideas and technology; promote teamwork to achieve CHOC's mission; and understand and exceed customer expectations.


• Required: Registered Nurse -CA (RN); Basic Life Support (BLS).