Children’s is a teaching hospital where everyone who cares for patients has chosen careers helping kids. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are receiving special training in pediatrics may help care for your child under the supervision of senior professionals. This team of experts helps us provide the best care for kids around-the-clock.
The senior doctor who directs the care of your child. This may be your child’s private pediatrician, or another doctor whose specialty is caring for hospitalized children.
A doctor who is receiving advanced training in a specialty, such as pulmonology or endocrinology.
A doctor who is receiving advanced training in pediatrics.
Psychiatrist / Psychologist
A doctor who works with families to help them learn ways to manage feelings about being in the hospital.
Advanced Practice Nurse / Nurse Practitioner
A nurse with special training in diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients.
The RN who supervises the unit.
The RN on duty who is responsible for your child’s care for that shift.
Other members of the team
Chaplain (Dial 2676)
Provides spiritual or religious guidance to patients and families.
Child Life Specialist (Dial 3520)
Helps children find ways to express themselves through special activities and play.
Clinical Assistant (PCA)
Helps staff nurse with patient care.
Interpreter (Dial 3409)
Provides medical interpretation for families who do not speak English.
Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech)
Collects blood and other specimens for lab tests.
Helps kids meet their nutritional needs and plan healthy menus.
Helps kids who have motor and other sensory difficulties.
Helps kids who have movement difficulties.
Respiratory Care Practitioner
Helps children with breathing difficulties.
Helps families cope with illness and hospitalization.
Helps kids who have communication difficulties.
People who donate their time and talents to help the hospital run smoothly.