Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Health System.
Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.
A Health System Just for Children
CHKD Health System offers a network of comprehensive pediatric services in more than 40 locations that stretch from Williamsburg to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. On the outpatient side, we offer primary care, diagnostic services, urgent care, emergency care, rehabilitative therapies, day surgery and care in more than 20 pediatric subspecialties. Inpatient care is offered at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only comprehensive freestanding pediatric hospital.
CHKD: Virginia Children's Hospital
The King's Daughters, a women's service organization that has worked to improve the well-being of children in our region for more than a century, established Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in 1961.
Today, CHKD is a 206-bed teaching hospital with special units for neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cancer care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. As a freestanding, full-service children's hospital, every inch of our facility and all members of our medical team are devoted exclusively to the needs of young people, and our patients benefit from the full range of pediatric specialists and support services available only at freestanding children's hospitals.
When It’s An Emergency
Our Emergency Center serves more than 47,000 children each year. The staff of pediatric emergency specialists responds quickly to serious illnesses and injuries with the compassion, caring and communication that families need during these difficult times. And if it’s not a true emergency, our patients are put on a fast-track option much like in an urgent care center.
Surgery Centers Just for Kids
Our Surgery Centers – at the main hospital in Norfolk, our Oyster Point facility in Newport News and our Concert Drive facility in the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach – offer state-of-the-art surgery for both complex and routine procedures.
Above all, our surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses know that children are not small adults. They understand how to calm fears, ease pain and quickly return children to the business of being kids.
With many of our surgeries conducted on an outpatient basis, we focus on convenience yet maintain our child-centered approach.
Our waiting areas are filled with video games and toys. We offer tours to ease anxieties before surgery. And kids get to choose their “flavor” of anesthesia as well as mode of transportation to the operating room – in a wagon, on a bike or in the arms of our caring staff.
Comprehensive and Convenient Outpatient Services
CHKD offers a wide range of outpatient treatment and evaluative services in convenient locations throughout the region.
From every community within greater Hampton Roads, CHKD Health Centers and satellite locations offer easy access to primary care and specialty services for asthma and allergies, diabetes, heart conditions and many more chronic diseases. Many sites feature state-of-the art radiology and laboratory testing as well as a full complement of rehabilitative therapies, including a unique sports medicine program designed to get young athletes back in the game.
CHKD Health System’s Pediatricians and Surgeons
The CHKD family includes primary care and surgical practices with offices throughout the region.
Our primary care practices, with more than 90 board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners, can be found throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Most locations offer evening and weekend hours as well as quick access for sick children. And the practices provide after-hours guidance with many using CHKD’s pediatric nurses to answer urgent questions.
Our surgery practices offer an array of pediatric expertise in neurosurgery,orthopedics and sports medicine, general pediatric surgery, plastic and cardiothoracic surgeries and urology. CHKD’s board-certified surgeons have pioneered new procedures and learned innovative techniques to bring the best surgical care to children of all ages. They operate at CHKD surgery centers in Norfolk, Newport News and Virginia Beach and see patients for evaluation and follow-up care at our health centers throughout the region.
Dedicated to Education and Research
Children’s Hospital is home to Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Pediatric Residency Training Program and to dozens of medical specialists who comprise its pediatric faculty.
CHKD supports pediatric research and clinical trials to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for our patients. And the hospital offers a variety of educational programs and support groups to help parents tackle issues ranging from asthma management to discipline to childhood obesity.
Identifying Abuse and Neglect
CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, headquartered a few blocks from the hospital, provides a coordinated response to the needs of children who have been abused or neglected. This unique and highly respected program brings together law enforcement, social services, court representatives and CHKD’s medical and psychosocial experts to help victims through the stages of assessment, prosecution and healing.
Philanthropy is the lifeblood of CHKD, providing essential services, programs, equipment and technology that might otherwise not be available. Throughout the years, CHKD has relied upon this support from a generous community that is strongly committed to the health of its children. The King’s Daughters, founders of CHKD, lead the way among hundreds of friends, providing volunteerism, advocacy and fund raising, including our ever-popular thrift stores in every corner of the region.
What is CHKD?
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter's Health System, or Children's Health System, is a multi-specialty health system offering comprehensive pediatric care for children from birth to age 21. The following entities make-up Children's Health System.
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
The Hospital is the key part of the CHKD Health System. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, surgery, emergency medicine, radiology/imaging, rehabilitation, pastoral services, hospitality services, pharmacy, and respiratory care to name a few.
CHKD Health Centers, Urgent Care & Satellites
Health centers and satellite offices offer convenient access to primary and specialty care, rehabilitation and laboratory services. Locations include Kempsville in Norfolk, Strawbridge in Virginia Beach, Greenbrier in Chesapeake and Oyster Point in Newport News. Our Urgent Care offers after-hours convenience.
CHKD Medical Group
CHKD Health System created the CHKD Medical Group to provide families in Hampton Roads access to top-notch pediatricians and a coordinated approach to addressing the health needs of the community’s children.
CHKD Surgical Group
CHKD Health System established the surgical specialty practices to provide convenient access for families whose children require surgery. All of our surgeons are board-certified in their specialties and offer appointments in locations throughout Hampton Roads. Learn more about our surgeons.
Children's Specialty Group is the only pediatric multi-specialty practice serving southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The physicians of Children's Specialty Group base their practices at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and serve as faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Job Code: M319
Reports to designated division Director and is responsible for managing designated service personnel, coordinating and directing the workflow and functions of the Trauma Program to facilitate safe and efficient workflow and clinical practices. In collaboration with the Trauma Medical Director and senior leadership, the Trauma Program Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of quality, cost effective, evidence based patient care that fits the criteria of a Pediatric Trauma Center. Serves as the liaison between the trauma service and hospital services necessary to provide care to the multiple injured patients. Ensures that the Trauma Program satisfies all the requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia designation as a Pediatric Trauma Center. Responsible for the Trauma Program's overall operations with 24-hour accountability. Serves as the primary contact and resource for the nursing services required for trauma care from the time of admission and continuing through rehabilitation and follow up care. Delegates, problem solves, makes decisions and develops systems and processes for successful integration and implementation. Provides oversight and management of all aspects of the Trauma Program to include but not to be limited to processes / systems, program analysis, development, implementation, facilitation, evaluation, restructuring, monitoring and/or consultation. Independently carries out and is accountable for daily operations and other assigned activities. Seeks guidance from the Director and/or upper management for unusual or unanticipated circumstances that require deviation from financial/operational policies and standards of practice.
Job Code: M319
Current Virginia state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse holding a valid Compact State license. Bachelor's degree in nursing required; Master's degree in Nursing or related field preferred. Will consider those actively enrolled in a BSN program with completion within 18 months. Minimum of 5 years clinical nursing experience in a critical care or emergency department necessary. Healthcare/management experience preferred. At least 3 years of progressively more responsible management experience preferred. Previous experience in managing a Trauma Program a plus. Pediatric experience preferred. Possesses excellent leadership, communication, and analytical skills with the ability to plan, establish and maintain a professional work environment. Ability to identify problems and implement solutions for operational and organizational functions. Interpersonal skills necessary to work with multi-disciplinary team to design and maintain excellence in the delivery of trauma care. Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Comprehensive knowledge base concerning the trauma cycle from resuscitation through rehabilitation. Technical and professional knowledge unique to the business and/or clinical operations of the designated services (Nursing, Financial, Human Resource, Information Systems, Risk, Governance, Regulations, Planning and Marketing). Demonstrated knowledge of CMS regulations required. ITLS preferred. PALS, ACLS, TNCC required. 30 CEU's / contact hours required per three year verification cycle, of which 50% must be via an extramural sources or as stipulated by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Center Designation Program. Attendance at one national meeting within the three year verification or two year initial designation period required. CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 90 days of hire.