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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Mental Health
Psychologist I, Licensed
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Job Description

Give your career the best treatment. Ready to be part of the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California? This is Children#s Hospital Los Angeles. A place where you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families. A big responsibility? Absolutely. But if you#re up for the challenge, we#re on the lookout for amazing professionals to join our elite teams # talented individuals who can continue our high level of care. This position provides direct clinical services to patients and families, in coordination with the interdisciplinary Comfort and Palliative Care team. Consults with multidisciplinary teams to optimize medical and psychological careto relieve suffering and improve the quality of life of children with life-threatening illness, their families and the providers who care for them. Participates in clinical research activities, including quality improvement initiatives. Provides education to pediatric psychology pre-doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows and participates in teaching of medical and nursing trainees and staff Qualifications: Requires Ph.D. or Psy.D in School, Developmental or Clinical Psychology from a APA accredited graduate school program; Licensed psychologist in the State of California in good standing.#Must have two to three years of experience with children and families.#Prefer familiarity with children and families coping with pediatric illnesses.

About Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Company Description

Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century, and it is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, training more young pediatricians than any other facility in California through its 70-year association with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. It is a national leader in pediatric research.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

To make a world of difference in the lives of children, adolescents and their families by integrating medical care, education and research to provide the highest quality care and service to our diverse community.

>A New Vision for the Future

Our hospital will be one of the best pediatric medical centers in the world, known for advancing research and providing definitive diagnosis and treatment for our diverse community of children and adolescents with complex diseases.

How We Accomplish our Mission

We are the largest regional referral center for children in critical condition who need life-saving care.  While most of the children admitted to our hospital come from Los Angeles County, others come from the seven-county area near Los Angeles that includes Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and around the world.  We rank among the top 10 standalone children’s hospitals conducting research in the nation.

Working Here

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is known for its superb patient care, delivered by compassionate and caring nursing staff who are respected as essential members of each child's healthcare team.  Our nurses are respected by all members of our staff, and by healthcare professionals throughout the United States and around the world for their leadership in pediatric and adolescent health.  

Nurses come from all over the country to work here because of the warmth of our physicians, nurses and other caregivers, and those who support them.  As a Magnet Hospital, our nurses work at a hospital that is both enviable for the level of expertise shared by its physicians, but also for the level of excellence in care provided by their fellow nursing professionals.

Nurse Training

Children's Hospital is committed to developing the highest quality nursing staff, at our hospital and across the region.  Our nurses are provided with a multitude of professional development opportunities to develop their skills so that they can care for the most seriously ill and injured children in our region.   Our commitment to the training of nurses is evidenced by:

  • Our collaboration with 16 schools of nursing throughout the country
  • Over 45 nurses on staff who also serve as faculty at nursing schools across Southern California
  • The hospital's status as a practice partner with the Masters Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) Prelicensure Program at the UCLA School of Nursing.
  • Pediatric nursing rotation training provided to 737 student nurses annually.
In addition, the hospital pioneered a unique approach to training nurses that has become a national model.  The Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics, a 22-week program that provides new nursing school graduates with a comprehensive guided clinical experience to prepare them for work in an acute care environment.

Hiring Information

We recruit the brightest and most dedicated professionals to meet the highly specialized medical and surgical needs of our patients and the care of their families.


We are the employer of choice for pediatric medical professionals in the Los Angeles area and offers a comprehensive benefit plan for employees.

Acknowledging that our employees are our greatest asset, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage for you and your family, retirement plans, paid time off, employee assistance program, tuition assistance... and much more.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Health Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings
  • Earned Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Holidays
  • Voluntary Benefits 

Employees become eligible for most benefits on the first day of the month following one full month of continuous employment.  Employees eligible for the Retirement Savings Plan may begin participation on their date of hire.   Eligible employees may cover their families, including domestic partners and the children of domestic partners.  Any employee contributions to the various plans are made in pre-tax dollars.  However coverage for domestic partners is purchased with after-tax dollars.

The hospital offers a special benefits package for nurses.

Honors & Awards

We are a nonprofit hospital with a reputation as an international leader in providing state-of-the-art medical care for children.  The hospital has a history of pioneering new and minimally-invasive techniques to help children heal faster, and serves as a major regional referral center for children who require life-saving acute care.   In addition, we are a leader in providing family-centered care, integrating family members as partners in a sick or injured child's recovery.  We rank among the top 10 hospitals known to conduct innovative pediatric biomedical research.

For the second year in a row, our hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of only seven children's hospitals in the nation and the only pediatric medical center on the West Coast in all 10 pediatric specialities.  We have consistently been named one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation since 1990 when U.S. News & World Report began its rankings of children's hospitals.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has accorded our hospital with Magnet Recognition.  Magnet status is used as a national benchmark of the quality of care provided by a hospital's nursing force.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one of only 15 hospitals in California, and one of only seven children's hospitals nationwide, to receive a 2007 Hospital of Choice Award from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP).  This award is given to institutions that are the most customer-friendly hospitals in America.

Our hospital is one of eight children's hospitals to be designated a “Top Hospital” for 2009 by The Leapfrog Group.