Travel Registered Nurse | Pensacola, Florida | PICU | 2021
TRAVEL RN PICU - COST CENTER (645) / 7:00PM- 7:00AM
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 Florida
Have you always wanted to visit sunny, beachy Florida? Are you already a nurse but haven’t had the time to travel? Why not put those two things together and become a Florida travel nurse?
If you love being a nurse but get cabin-fever when in one place too long, take a travel nursing assignment in Florida with Elite Specialty Staffing. Taking a travel healthcare job will offer you variety and offers great benefits. Florida travel nurse pay can vary based on the season and your level of certification; that coupled with all the life benefits of a beachy, sunny location will provide you with an incredible life and work experience.
Florida’s beautiful beaches, treasured coral reefs, and proximity to the Bahamas provide so much for you to do in the sun on your days off. Just catch a plane from Jacksonville to Nassau for a short overnight stay in the Bahamas. On your days off, get into diving and swim with the beautiful sea life at the reef. If you’ve just got a few hours of down time, grab a big towel, hit the beach and soak up some vitamin D.
Are you a sports nut? There’s no shortage of teams to champion or games to enjoy. The sunny state of Florida has teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS and so many others. If amusement parks are your thing then you already know that Disney World calls Orlando its home, but there’s more! Universal Studios is also in Orlando, SeaWorld in Orlando, LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, and Busch Gardens is in Tampa. They all call Florida home. Florida hosts more than 50 festivals annually. Festivals range from food to music to cultural celebrations.
Because of its milder climate in the winter months, Florida is home to a very large population of baby boomers which correlates directly with a high demand for nurses in Florida’s healthcare workforce. The state boasts some of the largest hospitals in the US and several major medical schools which means there are lots of travel nurses in Florida working to further their careers all while simultaneously enjoying the best things in life Florida has to offer in their downtime.
Resources for Florida Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Florida, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Florida Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Florida.
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