Travel Registered Nurse | Wichita, Kansas | MC | 2021
Local RN - PICU (645) - Wesley MC - Day and Night
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 Kansas
Looking for your next travel healthcare job? Has your wanderlust taken you to Kansas yet? The Sunflower state offers Kansas travel nurses city or rural life which can include watching stunning sunsets over endless fields of sunflowers, beautiful outdoor experiences and activities, warm and inviting people, and delicious BBQ.
Kansas is notoriously flat, and that flatness gives way to beautiful sunsets every night, because there is nothing that encombers your view. Your soul will delight in the openness of being able to stand in place and view the red-orange-purple sky, and just being able to see for miles and miles.
Not all of Kansas is flat, however. For the nature-loving travel nurses in Kansas, the warm summer months can be spent biking or horseback riding along the Flint Hills Trail. Located in the northeastern part of the state, these beautiful rolling hills that go on for miles are a popular go-to for residents in their downtime. Kanapolis Lake is also a popular summer spot for people to go boating or jet skiing. Tuttle Creek State Park is a great place to challenge your mountain biking prowess or rent a canoe or kayak and go out on the Kansas River.
If you want big-city life, Kansas travel nurses can have that in Kansas, too. Go shopping at the Legends, eat mouth-watering Kansas City-style BBQ, and catch a live jazz show in Kansas City. Check out the Exploration Place (science museum) in Wichita, or if you’re into space travel, go to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson and tour their world-renowned space museum and take in a show in their Planetarium. One of the benefits of big-city life in Kansas is that you can hop in your car and escape the hustle and bustle and within an hour be back to rolling waves of wheat and blue skies, no matter where you are.
Travel nursing jobs in Kansas can place you in a city or a more rural zone. No matter what your preference is, Kansas travel nurse pay coupled with a low cost of living in the state is a great economic decision for any travel nurse looking for a new home.
Resources for Kansas Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Kansas, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Kansas Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Kansas.
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