Travel Registered Nurse | Albuquerque, New Mexico | PICU | 2021
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 New Mexico
Do you need more sun in your life? Boasting an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year across the state, the sunshine in New Mexico will warm your soul. The Land of Enchantment, is absolutely, enchanting. Travel nursing jobs in New Mexico can be found in both rural and urban areas, but even when located in urban areas, rural isn’t too far away.
Travel nurses in New Mexico can appreciate clear skies both day and night. Star gazing under the clear dark night sky at Capulin Volcano is a popular activity. In the months of April through September,Star Parties are held at the base of the volcano. A park ranger gives a short talk about the night sky and observation equipment is also provided.
There are historical treasures across the state for history buffs as well. In Los Alamos, explore cavates (human-carved alcoves) and dwellings and ancient petroglyphs. Go to Silver city and enter the Gila Cliff Dwellings and caves of the Mogollón culture dating back to before the year 1300. There are several more petroglyph sites open to visitors.
New Mexico travel nurses also have lots of beautiful options for outdoor activities as the state boasts three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other awesome outdoor sports include white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and even hot air balloon-ing! And don’t miss out on their arts scene. New Mexico art is a strong staple of their culture, in the summer months you can find art festivals just about every single weekend.
New Mexican cuisine is a mouth-watering fusion of their cultural heritage; combining Native American, Hispano Spanish, and Mexican influences into their dishes. Let your taste buds be enchanted and your soul warmed as you experience New Mexico by way of delicious dining.
New Mexico travel nurse pay on top of the great benefits that come from working with Elite Specialty Staffing make this state a no-brainer as your next travel healthcare job assignment!
Resources for New Mexico Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in New Mexico, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the New Mexico Board of Nursing’s website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of New Mexico.
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