Travel Registered Nurse | Tulsa, Oklahoma | PICU | 2022
OK - RN - 8 WEEKS - January 2022 start - PICU 7p-7a - Dept 63290
Pediatric ICU Travel Nurses
Pediatric ICU travel nurses are in high demand. Being a pediatric ICU nurse involves a different skillset and education focus. Their patients are little humans at varying stages of life, all still growing. Diagnoses, treatments, and technology and equipment are all different for pediatric patients than adults. Additionally, the rapport a pediatric ICU travel RN must develop with their patients may require different communication styles and discretion.
Our advancements in medicine over the years have a direct link to the rise in demand for pediatric ICU nurses to rise. Babies and children are surviving traumatic events and chronic illnesses that were previously not survivable. This is wonderful for children and their families who receive serious diagnoses. It also means the demand for pediatric ICU nurses will to continue to be high. In part because while the survival rate has increased, recovery, rehabilitation, and treatments when the disease is chronic require vigilant and at times complex care. Pediatric ICU nurses have specialized to care for children who have complex, chronic illnesses such as but not limited to:
- single or multiple organ failure
- neurological deterioration
They also care for children who are in recovery following:
- organ transplant
- neurological surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- cardiac surgery
It is not enough to simply love working with children (although that trait is helpful). The dedication to detail, the continued learning about the complex medical issues and their treatments require commitment and determination. A pediatric ICU travel nurse will not only develop rapport with their patients, but their families as well. They are expected to offer support, guidance, and resource referrals when appropriate to the families of their critically ill patients.
Critical Care Registered Nurse Pediatric (CCRN-P) certification may provide you access to higher paying travel nurse positions in this specialty as well. You will need to be able to monitor, assess, and prioritize the care required for your pediatric patients. Your rapport with the families will assist you in serving as a liaison between the physician and family.
Travel nurses working in pediatric ICU find that this specialty offers them a wide range of opportunities on the big beautiful geographical map of our nation. If you've always wanted to explore our national forests, learn to surf, go snowboarding on a Saturday, or experience nightlife in Las Vegas; specializing as a pediatric ICU registered nurse could be the right path for you.
Job Skills / Requirements
- Valid BLS and PALS from the American Heart Association
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a PICU RN in a hospital setting
Pediatric ICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
Working with pediatric patients who are in a critical state of health is a huge responsibility. To work as a travel nurse in this specialty requires a nurse to have a lot of experience in PICU. As such, the salary for PICU nurses is substantial, and typically higher than the salary of an entry-level travel nurse.
Pediatric ICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as a PICU travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in Oklahoma
If you’re looking for wide open spaces, snowy winters, hot sunny summers, and a bustling urban life; then Oklahoma should be next on your list for a travel healthcare job. The Sooner State offers all that and more.
Travel nursing jobs in Oklahoma can land you in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, where commuters enjoy easy traffic, and clean air. Fun nightlife scenes and delicious eats in the Bricktown Entertainment District in Oklahoma City or the Blue Dome District in Tulsa are favorites for Sooners.
Oklahoma travel nurses who love the outdoors can head to the awesome sand dunes in Little Sahara State Park, where people come from all over to ride ATV’s on the dunes and camp out. Or head to Robbers Cave State Park where hiking, rappelling, fishing and even horse riding. Experience what it would be like to live on the water and stay in a floating cabin on Lake Murray to watch the sun rise and set over the water.
Learn about American Indian culture in Oklahoma, currently home to more than 30 tribal nations. Attend a powwow or visit the museums or heritage centers to learn about their cultures and customs. Experience the Red Earth Festival, where over 100 American Indian tribes travel from across the nation to compete in an awe-inspiring dance competition.
Sports fans can be Sooners and join the state in cheering on the Oklahoma University Sooners football and basketball teams. Watch NBA superstars duke it out on the NBA Thunder home court in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City.
Travel nurses in Oklahoma benefit from the state’s low cost of living. In addition to Elite Specialty Staffing’s benefits and excellent Oklahoma travel nurse pay; living it up in Oklahoma is as good for your bank account as it is for your wandering heart.
Resources for Oklahoma Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Oklahoma, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Oklahoma Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Oklahoma.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements