Travel Registered Nurse | Las Vegas, Nevada | PICU | 2021
Travel-RN-PICU (645) / 7A-7P / 13 weeks
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 Nevada
Did you know that there is more to Nevada than the city of Las Vegas? Is that a radical thought? Maybe. But is it the truth? Absolutely. About three-quarters of Nevada’s population is in the Vegas area, and that means that the rest of Nevada is full of easy-breathing wide open beautiful spaces for Nevada travel nurses to experience in their downtime!
Travel nurses in Nevada like to get outdoors and lace up their boots to visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or Joshua Tree National Park for some breath-taking hikes and landscapes. In the warm months, Nevada travel nurses head to Lake Tahoe for their favorite water sports, or just bake in the sun and cool off in the water.
Winter in Nevada makes for some amazing snow skiing, as this state has endless slopes with amazing views, and you can even try out the awesome hybrid sport of kite skiing. Visit Death Valley in the cooler months, to witness the harsh beauty of sand dunes and salt flats. Take a road trip along Highway 50, to experience the Silver State’s small-town charm.
You must go to the city of Las Vegas, as well. Go wander the casinos where Frank Sinatra sang and the mobster movies were made. Stand in front of the Bellagio fountains like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and George Clooney in Ocean’s 11. Get dressed up and catch a show. Have the Vegas experience!
Nevada travel nurse pay, combined with Elite Specialty Staffing benefits can make a quick Las Vegas dream trip (when you have a couple consecutive nights off) your reality. So take a look at the travel nursing jobs in Nevada and decide if you want your next travel healthcare job to be in the bright, shiny Vegas. Or, do you want it to be in a quieter Nevada spot that will offer you beauty, peace, and quiet; all in just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas.
Resources for Nevada Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in Nevada, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the Nevada Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of Nevada.
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