Rady Children's is a 520-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. In addition, Rady Children's is one of the leading pediatric research centers in the country. The best reason to be a nurse at Rady’s is Teamwork. Our nurses get to collaborate with all of the medical staff and build professional relationships with their peers. This allows our nurses to do the best they can do everyday.
Rady Children’s is committed to ensuring that our nursing professionals receive support, rewards and career advancement opportunities by providing:
Other community-focused nursing positions are available at the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children, the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, school-based health programs, the Polinsky Children's Center and HomeCare.
You Truly Can Make a Difference in People’s Lives....
The following is excerpted from Marilyn E. De Jesus, RN BSN: One night I admitted a 24-weeks baby. The gentlest touch could rub her paper-thin skin right off. Her mother's rings could fit over her delicate legs. Her family heard estimates that she had only about a tablespoon of blood coursing through her veins. Even with her tiny, pastel-striped knit cap on and a maze of tubes assisting her bodily functions, she weighed only 800 grams.
(After the baby passed) the dad held the mom's hand and consoled her. Tears were running down their cheeks. I could feel the pain of the parents in my heart. The moment was overwhelming. I offered care and comfort throughout the evening as I have witnessed a real and personal experience unfolds before me.
I handed the Dad the satin-lined 'memory box' to help them cope with the death of their first baby. The mementos include the baby's footprints, wristbands and lock of hair. Before they left, the Dad expressed, "If I have a burning house and I could rescue only ONE THING. I think this would probably be 'the memory box' for me."
I left that day forever changed, personally and professionally. I realized that this amazing profession of nursing affords us the humble opportunity to participate in the most intimate experiences of life. Nursing has taught me to believe that even though I am only one person, I do make a difference everyday I come to work.
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