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Why Nicklaus Children’s

Nicklaus Children's Health System is the region's only healthcare system entirely for children. Our only priority is children, which is why our mission is to CREATE a healthy future for every child. If you’re looking for a unique environment with rewarding experiences where you make a difference in every child’s life you touch, don't hesitate to apply today and join our team.

I walked through the doors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and fell in love with the spirit of the organization, the work that they do, the families they serve, and the people that work here.

Elise Hermes Executive Director Quality Improvement

Our Culture

CREATE-ing a Healthy Future for Every Child

To inspire hope and promote lifelong health for our patients, we’ve built a culture that focuses on collaboration, responsibility, empowerment, advocacy, transformation and empathy.

We are a passionate team that supports and respects one another. Here are just a few of the ways we live this culture every day.

Collaboration leads to success.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Working together, we find solutions and methods we would never find alone, and at Nicklaus Children’s, we have fun doing it.

Responsibility drives us.

We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

Empower yourself, help others.

Nicklaus Children’s encourages team members to believe in their ability to affect positive change in the world through everything they do with us.

Advocate for the right way.

Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

Transformation is growth.

At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

Our Pillars

Our organizational pillars form the foundation of all strategic goals and decisions. Each pillar reflects an essential focus that is key to our continued growth and leadership in pediatric healthcare. They are the guiding principles for our strategic plan and organizational goals.

Amazing Patient Care, Operational Excellence, Building the Future, Focus on Us

Our Benefits

A Total Rewards Package to Meet Your Needs

Nicklaus Children’s Health System strives to provide the most comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards Package to our dedicated and caring employees. We are proud to offer a generous benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

Our Total Rewards Package includes:

  • Extensive Paid Time Off (PTO) program
  • Flexible schedules
  • Onsite dry cleaning, car wash and mailroom
  • Onsite pharmacy and gift shops
  • Weekly farmers’ market (main hospital)
  • Onsite gym, nutritionist, and convenient care clinic
  • Discounted transit program

  • PTO Cash-out Program (twice per year)
  • Retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Florida Prepaid College Program
  • Leave sharing plan
  • Adoption assistance
  • Onsite credit union
  • ID watchdog

  • Employee recognition and rewards program
  • Annual service awards program
  • Birthday movie tickets
  • Employee incentive program
  • Employee referral program
  • Several employee events throughout the year

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Medical and dependent FSA plans
  • Disease management programs
  • Preventive health program
  • Optional life insurance
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Supplemental coverage
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal service plan

  • Career development program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite training programs
  • Virtual training opportunities
  • Functional and technical programs
  • Personal and team coaching programs
  • Clinical excellence programs
  • Community outreach programs

  • Mobile phone carriers
  • Hotels
  • Car rentals
  • Tickets to events, destinations
  • Retailers
  • Restaurants
  • Microsoft, Dell
  • Fitness centers
  • And much more

Our Training & Development

Growing Together

No matter where your career at Nicklaus Children’s Health System takes you, we’ll help you get there through our extensive training, development and career path programs.

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I have to say that one of the best things about Nicklaus Children’s is the leaders, who have really taught me so much and taken me under their wings to help me grow. This is an organization where there’s a lot of opportunity, so they want you to learn. I was able to get my feet wet in a lot of program initiatives and outside training that helped further develop me here.

Karla Alvarado Sr. Manager Professional Development and Organizational Culture

Nursing Research Program

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers an active nursing research program, the Frida Hill Beck Nursing Education Endowment Fund, to support education and research. We also provide a shared leadership nursing council/committee structure, career advancement and development, and a nursing clinical ladder program. View all of our Training Programs.

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Nicklaus Children's Health System offers quality, nationally recognized fellowships in a wide range of pediatric subspecialties. View all of our Programs.

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Our People

Holding Ourselves Accountable

Throughout Nicklaus Children’s Health System, we instill a sense of personal responsibility among our employees. We pride ourselves on the integrity, transparency and effort our people exemplify every day. We’re not about finding the easiest way: we’re about finding the right way, for the right reasons – to support patient families, communities (locally, regionally, nationally and globally), and each other. To do that, our organizational strategic plan has goals in place that help us create and sustain a culture of social responsibility, community advocacy, and provides a clear commitment to our team through inclusivity.

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Using our strategic plan as a roadmap, Nicklaus Children’s is committed to assessing social and corporate issues that matter the most to our patients, their families, and our employees. Some of these inlcude incorporating “green thinking” into our operations, lowering our carbon footprint, increasing our sustainability efforts, embracing diversity, equity and inclusion. These programs help us make a positive impact in our community.

“We are accountable for every life that walks through our doors and for the world around us. Patients, families, visitors, employees, neighbors, friends – we must support one another and work as a unified team to continue to provide the best care to every child for decades to come,” says Kara Marante, Vice President and Chief People Officer. “We do this through shared responsibility on the issues that matter most. Nicklaus Children’s is so committed to leading these efforts that we’ve created goals in our strategic plan deliberately centered around addressing these key issues.”

Patient Success Stories

Inspiring stories of hope from patients and families treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Logan's Story

Logan's Story

Meet Logan, 8, and his journey battling a relapsed acute myeloid leukemia, which yielded groundbreaking pediatric cancer treatment results. Read this story.

Samuel's Story

Samuel's Story

At just three months old, Samuel's life took a turn that would test the strength, faith and resilience of his family. Diagnosed with intractable epilepsy (when seizures can't be completely controlled by medicines), Samuel faced an uphill battle characterized by frequent and severe seizures, developmental delays and numerous health complications that puzzled even the most skilled doctors. Read this story.

Roberto's Story

Roberto's Story

Roberto was born smaller than average and required further evaluation and testing at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. After being diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn (4p-) syndrome, Roberto was cared by Dr. Parul Jayakar and Dr. Paula Schleifer at the Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute, and would continue treatment at the Rare Chromosomal Disorders Clinic at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Read this story.

Liz's Story

Liz's Story

Liz was completely dependent on others to eat, bathe, and dress because of a condition known as a achondroplasia that impacts the growth of bone in the limbs. After learning of limb lengthening surgery, she met with Dr. Ruggles at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, and Spine Institute. Now, Liz enjoys the little things like combing her own hair and carrying a bookbag to school. Read this story.

At Nicklaus Children’s, we want our employees to feel the difference they’re making in children’s lives. It’s from that connection that our employees continue to not just do the job, but to do it right.

Our Facilities

Innovation That Keeps The Spirit of Our Mission Strong

Nicklaus Children’s Health System is the region’s only health system exclusively for children. For over 70 years, we’ve been leaders in pediatric care, and today, we continue to pioneer innovative procedures inside state-of-the-art facilities like our Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion that prioritize the needs of children.

A Home for Innovative Healing: The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (Video)

A Home for Innovative Healing: The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

Pediatric Virtual Care –
Telehealth exclusively for children

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Nicklaus Children’s Health System is the region’s only health system exclusively for children. Via the NCHS Anywhere or Pediatric Virtual Care app, parents are able to connect with renowned subspecialty physicians from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

The Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Virtual Care platform supports sophisticated video conferencing, diagnostics and testing via a range of web-enabled devices, allowing families to consult with our network of board-certified physicians and pediatricians from a variety of domestic, retail, leisure and medical environments. Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Virtual Care brings expert care and peace of mind to families and children wherever they are, whenever they need us.

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  • 40+ Pediatric Apecialties
  • 97,461 * Emergency Department Visits
  • 4,200+ * Employees
  • 15,235 * Total Surgeries

*Based on 2022 data

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