At Cleveland Clinic Children’s, our goal is to provide hope and healing for those children who can be cured, as well as those who face a more uncertain future.

Our pediatric nurses are trained to care for children with the most severe problems and to assist our young patients and families as they navigate the numerous challenges they may face. We recognize that when a child is ill or injured, the role of the family is essential in the child’s recovery and we embrace the principles of Family Centered Care.

Our pediatric nurses are an integral part of our entire care team, participating in research and dedicated to providing the most advanced, quality care.

If you are interested in a pediatric nursing career at Cleveland Clinic, please see “Why Choose Us” for more details and information.

What We Treat

Nurses working in Cleveland Clinic Children’s are trained to deliver some of the most specialized pediatric care available in the world. Your child’s pediatric nursing team may consist of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Nursing students, and Patient Care Nursing Assistants (PCNAs).

Each pediatric unit has a full team of its own dedicated nursing specialists who work with physicians, therapists, social workers and child life professionals exclusively trained in the care of infants and children. We also have 24-7 in-house attending physician coverage for our pediatric and neonatal ICU.

Our services include:

  • Epilepsy surgery and monitoring.
  • Level III neonatal intensive care.
  • Pediatric intensive care.
  • General medical/surgical.
  • Hematology/oncology.
  • Cardiac and cardiothoracic.
  • Cardiac catheterization.
  • Transplant: heart, liver, kidney, small bowel, bone marrow.
  • ECMO.
  • Palliative care.
  • General surgery.
  • Neurology and neurosurgery.
  • Orthopedics.
  • ENT.
  • Rehabilitative care.
  • Chronic pain service.
  • Colitis, crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal problems.
  • Clinical research.

Why Choose Cleveland Clinic Children's

The Cleveland Clinic Health System is the largest equal opportunity employer in Northeast Ohio. If you are looking for a first career or considering a second, nursing offers an opportunity to have a job anywhere, anytime. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers a culture of family-centered care that emanates the strengths, beliefs and values of children and their families. Examples of nursing benefits among Cleveland Clinic hospitals include:

  • Flexible hours and shifts.
  • Weekender program (full-time, part-time).
  • PRN and parent shift programs.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Student loan payment program.
  • Scholarship programs.
  • Shared governance.
  • Research opportunities.
  • Simulation lab training.
  • Perioperative training program.
  • Paid professional organization membership.
  • On-site certification courses.
  • Certification reimbursement.
  • Continuing education programs.
  • On-site nursing degree courses.
  • Relocation assistance.

Our pediatric units serve as excellent models of care for training several area nursing schools and our staff is eager to share their pediatric experience and serve as role models for the nurses of the future. Our pediatric nurse specialists and clinical instructors provide the latest updates and nursing technologies when training our nurses.

For exact benefits, more information or to apply online at any of our hospitals, please visit Cleveland Clinic — RN Career.

Our Team

Women’s and Children’s Services: Key Nursing Contacts

Main Campus/Shaker Campus
Janie Burke, BSN, MBA, RN, CPN, Clinical Nursing Director
John Baker, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Assistant Director of Nursing

Ashtabula Regional Medical Center
John Engelmann, BSN, RN: Nurse Manager, Obstetrics
Jenine English, RN: Nurse Manager, Pediatrics

Fairview Hospital
Denise Speer, MSN, RN: Director, Women’s and Children’s Services

Hillcrest Hospital
Kathy Kohl, MHA, BSN, RN: Director, Women’s and Children’s Services