Critical Care Nursing Opportunities

Pediatric ICU Nursing

The extraordinary nurses who work in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Stanford Children's Health are among our most valuable assets. The unit itself is part of our Critical Care Services team, which diagnosis and manages children with life-threatening, critical illnesses.

PICU nurses work closely with all medical and surgical specialties to care for children with a wide number of needs, including those who:

  • Have life-threatening conditions
  • Are post-transplant
  • Require unusual forms of mechanical ventilation (e.g., high frequency ventilation, ECMO)
  • Require unusual forms of therapy only available at very specialized (tertiary) care facilities

As a pediatric nurse, you already know that your specialty is among the most exciting areas of nursing and generally carries with it the broadest scope of practice. In Stanford Children's Health PICU, you’ll have the opportunity to take your career to the next level and join our fight to give every child the healthy life he or she deserves.

CVICU Nursing

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Stanford Children's Health provides state-of-the-art critical care to children with congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases. This unit is part of our internationally recognized Children’s Heart Center, which has been named as one of the top five pediatric heart and heart surgery programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Our Facility

As a CVICU nurse, where you work is as important as what you do. Our facility is one of the largest and most technologically advanced units dedicated to the care of critically ill pediatric cardiac patients in the western United States. We look after more than 650 children every year who come to us with a wide range of conditions, including the most complex heart problems, and those admitted following heart surgery or transplantation.

At Stanford Children's Health, you can elevate more than your career. Your expertise will help to distinguish our hospital while giving hope to children and families across the country who rely on us to live longer, healthier lives.