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Careers: Healthcare Jobs and Employment Opportunities at CHOC Children's

Ask a dozen staff members what they love most about a career at CHOC Children’s and you’ll surely get a dozen different answers. One will say it’s the incredible sense of team and camaraderie that exists in each of the units, and another will say it’s the opportunity to work with amazing children and families who often stay in touch for years. A third will say it’s the cutting-edge technology, making charting so efficient that more time can be spent bedside than on paperwork. But all will agree that at the end of each day there is an indescribable feeling that they are making a difference in the lives of children.

Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, our campus is constantly growing and offering new programs and services as we continue to meet the needs of more than 250,000 children annually, making the opportunities for career enrichment endless. We offer highly competitive salary levels and benefits, but the personal growth and fulfillment you’ll find here are perhaps the most valuable payouts of all. We hope you’ll visit us soon to find out what you love most about CHOC.

Nursing Excellence

CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital offer employment in a variety of professional nursing roles, responsibilities, and clinical environments. Whether you are a registered nurse with 30 years of bedside experience, an advanced practice nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, or a recent graduate in search of a RN residency program, CHOC has pediatric nursing care opportunities waiting for you.

Our nursing excellence is recognized by our designation as a Magnet® hospital, the gold standard for patient care excellence. CHOC is among an elite group of hospitals nationwide – including only 24 children’s hospitals in the country – that has achieved this distinction.

Explore nursing career opportunities at CHOC.

Watch this video where Jennifer, one of our NICU nurses, tells us what makes working at CHOC so special.

Benefits and Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary levels and benefits, but the personal growth and fulfillment you’ll find here are perhaps the most valuable payouts of all.

Paid time off (PTO) and holidays
CHOC provides paid time off benefits to be used for vacations, holidays, personal days or illness.

Health plans
CHOC offers a choice of medical plans, dental plans and a vision plan.

Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
CHOC offers health care reimbursement accounts and dependent care reimbursement accounts.

Voluntary plans
CHOC offers voluntary life, short-term and long-term disability plans for associates and their dependents.

Retirement savings plan 403(b)
All associates are eligible to contribute pre-tax dollars, effective with their first paycheck; all contributions are 100 percent vested upon deposit. Contact Human Resources for information on employer matching.

Employee Assistance Program
A confidential counseling program is available, free of charge, to all CHOC associates and their immediate family members.

Tuition reimbursement
CHOC offers full-time eligible associates up to $10,000 lifetime tuition reimbursement. Part-time eligible associates are may receive up to $7,500 lifetime tuition reimbursement. Please contact Human Resources for details.

CHOC regularly conducts market analyses to ensure we offer competitive salaries to our staff.

Referral program
CHOC associates are eligible to receive referral bonuses when candidates they have referred for employment are hired and meet required criteria. Please contact Human Resources for details.

Professional Insights

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CHOC Children’s leadership share their expertise about the health care industry, professional advancement and growth, and best practices that can help organizations and professionals in all fields.

Southern California Living


CHOC is located in the city of Orange in the heart of Orange County, Calif., south of Los Angeles and just a short drive from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport. CHOC is easily accessible from all major freeways, and is located at the junction of the 5, 22 and 57 freeways.

Southern California itself is famous for its warm climate, with average temperatures of 70 degrees and higher throughout most of the year. With just a handful of rainy days each year, it’s not uncommon to enjoy the winter holidays in warm sunshine.

Orange County boasts unbeatable entertainment, shopping and attractions including the Disneyland® Resort, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Plaza Shopping Center, the Irvine Spectrum, Fashion Island, Anaheim Stadium, the Honda Center and countless others. And with the beach, mountains and desert all within a few minutes’ to a few hours’ drive, there is something here for everyone. Child-friendly communities and exciting nightlife mean singles and families alike can enjoy the wonderful lifestyle Orange County has to offer.

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Contact Us

CHOC Children’s Human Resources

We are located in the CHOC Commerce Tower.
505 S. Main St. Fourth floor, Suite 400
Orange, CA 92868

Phone: 714-509-8414


Human Resources hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine