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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Emergency Department (Full-Time, Evenings/Nights)

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.

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  • CN III
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Nurse Educator
  • Case Manager
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  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Courageous
  • Positive
  • Quick-thinking

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  • 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 10659 Date posted 11/10/2022 Schedule Full-Time Shift Night Department Emergency Care Center; Nursing

The Emergency Department (ED) LVN is an essential member of our ED team, caring for our medical and behavioral health patients. LVNs support and collaborate with our care team of Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, Child Life Specialists and others to provide safe care for our patients. They assist in the triage areas by gathering vital signs, administering standing orders/medications, rooming patients and providing comfort care. They can assist with placing peripheral IVs (once certified), urine catheterization, EKGs, splinting, IV bolus administration, POCTS such as streps, urinalysis, glucose checks, covid swabs, urine pregnancy tests, Oral/SQ/IM med administration, 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 LVNs may work in several different zones within one shift. Our LVNs are not given patient assignments within zones but instead support RNs within the specific zones. Successful LVNs are flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with changing hats and responsibilities to assist with the needs of the team. Strong communication and being a team player is key! Comfort with de-escalation techniques and managing challenging behaviors is a plus. 


  • Full-time - 72 hours per two week pay period, with 12-hour shifts
  • Evening/night shift, regularly scheduled for 4:00 pm to 4:00 am


The Rady Children’s ED is a Level I Trauma Center that consists of 42 beds, including two trauma rooms. We are the only pediatric emergency department within the San Diego region. We have a big team that values strong collaboration and communication across disciplines and is composed of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, RNs, LVNs, Hospital Unit Clerks, Patient Care Assistants, Behavioral Health Assistants, Social Workers, Child Life Specialists, Behavioral Specialists, and other support staff. We are a busy department, which cares for over 300+ patients each day, with a census of 103,000 patients last year, and a growing population of behavioral health patients. 

Associate's Degree or nursing diploma from an accredited LVN program
Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Current BLS for Healthcare Providers, issued by AHA

One year of experience
At least one year of pediatric experience
Bilingual Spanish

The expected hiring range for this position is $27.39 to $40.68

A candidate’s placement in the range will be determined based on the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to being externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by reviewing market data to remain competitive within the nonprofit, healthcare sector.

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