- Nurses in Surgical Admitting help prepare children for surgery.
- Find out more about surgical admitting nursing.
Nurses who work in the Operating Room of our hospital provide surgical care to children of all ages (neonate to young adult) who are to undergo general anesthesia for operative or invasive procedures. We perform more than 15,500 pediatric surgeries a year, including more complex surgical procedures than any other hospital in Southern California:
- 900 cardiothoracic surgeries, including heart, lung and heart-lung transplants
- 550 cardio catheterizations
- 720 neurosurgeries
- 1,585 orthopaedic surgeries
- Find out more about operating room nursing.
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) includes 10 beds. The average length of stay for these patients is four days - this is a fast-moving unit with great emphasis on the fundamentals of pediatric nursing. Find out more about PACU care.
Surgical and Medical Specialties
The following surgical and medical specialties are represented at our hospital:
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Dental Surgery
- General Pediatric Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
The operating room facilities consists of 15 state-of-the-art surgical suits (two of which have been upgraded to support the growing field of pediatric minimally-invasive surgery) and four on-campus Ambulatory Surgery Center suites. A new da Vinci robot offers our patients an alternative to, not only traditional open surgery, but also to less traditional laparoscopic surgery.
New registered nurses, skilled registered nurses with no operating room experience and trained operating room registered nurses are all welcome in this supportive educational environment. To get started at our hospital, please visit our Current Nursing Opportunities information online.