Travel Registered Nurse | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | PICU | 2022
Travel - RN - PICU - Cost Center (643) / 7pm - 7am
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 South Carolina
Have you ever imagined yourself sitting on a front porch in the fading light of the day, hot and tired after work and sipping on a mint julip? If you haven't before, perhaps you are now? Travel nursing jobs in South Carolina can make this porch and mint julip situation a regular occurrence for you, but that's not all the Palmetto State has to offer.
Famous for their flavors in the kitchen, travel nurses in South Carolina experience the state just as much with their taste buds and tummies as their hearts and minds. Charleston is considered the culinary capital of the south and lots of talented chefs start out right here.
South Carolina travel nurses who love the outdoors head to the coastline for the gorgeous white sand beaches. Go crabbing at the docks on Pawleys Island, or surfing the huge waves at Folly Beach. Head inland and take advantage of the fantastic Devils Fork State Park. Devils Fork State Park has activities for every type of outdoor interest. Go paddle boarding at Lake Jocassee and see gorgeous waterfalls. Trails such as the Bear Cove Trail and the Lower Whitewater Falls Trail are favorites for hikers. You can even go scuba diving in Lake Jocassee! Adrenaline junkies will love going whitewater rafting over the Class IV Bull Sluice rapids or hanging by a harness over the water and forest on a zip line.
For your next travel healthcare job, be sure to team up with Elite Specialty Staffing. In addition to the great South Carolina travel nurse pay, their benefits make this destination as great for your wallet as it can be for you!
Resources for South Carolina Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in South Carolina, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the South Carolina Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of South Carolina.
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