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ED Medic / Hospital Paramedic - Emergency Care Center

San Diego, California



Rady Children’s nurses serve as local and global leaders in shaping how care is delivered to patients and families throughout our organization and in the communities we serve. Behind each nurse and their leader is the commitment to learn more, improve outcomes and empower individuals to seek innovative solutions. We are transforming the role of the caregiver, and in that transformation, we are partners in advancing the quality of care. Every day, we look for new pathways. It is a journey of excellence.

It’s not just caring about children that make our nursing staff so special. It’s the magic! Our dedication to specialized training and sensitivity is perfected by caring for children 100% of the time. Rady Children’s is designed, equipped and staffed just for kids. As the region’s only pediatric trauma center, we care for children with the most severe medical emergencies to those with mild illnesses.

Rady Children's offers competitive salaries, robust benefits, generous paid time off, retirement savings with contribution match, employee recognition, Team Rady events and celebrations, along with other great perks. Join us in sunny San Diego!

  • Full-time,
    & Per diem
  • Level:
    & Mid-level

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  • Consistently excellent in providing the highest level of care for our patients.
  • Committed to improving outcomes and empowering individuals to seek innovative solutions.
  • Ensuring that our employees Nursing Team receives support, rewards and career advancement opportunities.
  • Collaborative, respectful and dedicated to care, research and teaching.

Career Path

Rady Children’s Hospital offers many career paths to support your immediate and future success.

  • CN I
  • CN II
  • CN III
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Nurse Educator
  • Case Manager
  • Care Coordinator

Success Profile

What makes a successful Clinical Nurse Specialist at Rady Children’s Hospital? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Courageous
  • Positive
  • Quick-thinking

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Total Rewards

We offer a robust Total Rewards Package in order to help our employees achieve and maintain overall physical, emotional and financial well-being for themselves and their families

  • Health Plan

    Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

    100% employer match up to 3% of your salary

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Up to $2,000 per year, paid time off for seminars

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Infertility Reimbursement

  • Compensation

    Annual merit increases, longevity increases, success sharing, paid leave cash-out program

  • Awards & Recognition

    Annual Team Rady event, milestone awards, CARES recognition

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Job ID 10722 Date posted 11/08/2022 Schedule Full-Time Shift Night Department Emergency Care Center; Nursing


The Rady Children's Emergency Department is a Lantern-awarded Level I Trauma Center with 42 beds, including two trauma rooms. We are the only pediatric emergency department within the San Diego region and operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We are proud to have a big team that values strong collaboration and communication across disciplines. We are a busy department that cares for over 300 patients each day, with a census of 103,000 patients last year, and includes a growing population of behavioral health patients that exceeded 4,700 patients in the previous year.

The ED Medic team member functions as part of our Emergency Department team caring for our medical and behavioral health patients. ED Medics support and collaborate with our care team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, child life and more to provide safe care for our patients. They assist in the triage areas by gathering vital signs, administering appropriate standing orders within scope, rooming patients, and providing comfort care. They can assist with placing peripheral IVs (once certified), urine catheterization, EKGs, splinting, POCTS such as streps, urinalysis, glucose checks, covid swabs, urine pregnancy tests and assist with procedure holds for laceration repairs and lumbar punctures etc. They assist with transporting patients to CT, MRI, PICU, the Floor and assist in traumas with CPR, blood retrieval etc. They also are trained to do intake for our robust behavioral health pediatric population. Each day within the department is different and you may work in several different zones within one shift. Our Medics are not given patient assignments within zones but support RNs within the specific zones. They should be flexible and adaptable and comfortable, changing hats and responsibilities to assist with the needs of the department at any time during their shift. They should be strong communicators, team players and comfortable with de-escalation techniques and managing challenging behaviors.


High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

1 year of experience

Current CA Paramedic License

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within 6 months of hire


Prior experience working in a hospital

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