Travel PICU Nurse Jobs

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurses are registered nurses who specialize in working with children of all ages with serious medical conditions. Patients range from infants to adolescents, usually up to 18 years old, who may have a chronic illness or disease, be recovering from a complex surgery, or have suffered severe trauma. Besides patient care, pediatric ICU nurses offer emotional support and education to their patients’ parents and other family members. It takes a special kind of RN to work in the PICU, which can be rewarding and/or heartbreaking on any given day. 

Pediatric intensive care nurses are highly sought specialists on Vivian, where you’ll find PICU nursing jobs at advanced facilities in various locations nationwide.

Pediatric Intensive Care nurse salary

PICU nurses in staff positions earn an average annual salary of $83,200. This works out to about $1,600 per week and $40 hourly. Travel PICU nurses in equivalent positions can expect to earn more.

Vivian data indicated that PICU travel nurses earned an average gross pay of $1,998 weekly in 2019. These earnings include taxed pay and additional compensation like stipends for housing, meals, and incidental expenses. These compensations are untaxed for travel nurses who can claim a permanent tax-home.

We currently have 595 matching PICU Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Torrance, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
Travel
8 days ago

$6,750/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Des Moines, IA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1 year current PICU experience - Required must be willing to float to NICU when needed CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BLS (AHA) PALS (AHA) STATE LICENSE REQUIRE ...
Travel
9 days ago

$6,136/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
Travel

$6,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Evenings
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
Travel

$6,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Atlanta, GA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Atlanta, GA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - PICU to join our travel team in Atlanta, GA! This is a full time travel con ...
Travel

$6,096/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Bangor, ME
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Bangor, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - PICU to join our travel team in Bangor, ME! This is a full time travel contr ...
Travel
Today

$5,067/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Philadelphia, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #231854. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Cli ...
Travel
Today

$4,608/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Philadelphia, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
We are looking for PICU Registered Nurses to join our team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Schedule: Night or Rotating Shift ; 3 x 12 hr Location(s): This opening is for our P ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,556/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Philadelphia, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Amare Medical Network Job ID #8. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$4,464/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Baltimore, MD
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #745223. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit ...
Travel
Today

$4,462/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Tucson, AZ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,396/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Minneapolis, MN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - PICU position in Minneapolis, MN. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #888517 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,082/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Minneapolis, MN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Registered Nurse - CVICU;Peds position in Minneapolis, MN. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #888497 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,082/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Tulsa, OK
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - PICU position in Tulsa, OK. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #888417 Why choose Host Healthcare? Becau ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,077/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • NYC Health + Hospitals Bellevue
  • New York, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
  • Retention bonus available
First day insurance Auto Offers!
Travel
Today

$4,067/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Oklahoma City, OK
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #185547. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Ped ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,017/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Portland, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #231756. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: PICU ...
Travel
Today

$3,943/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Fayetteville, NC
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,759/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Bangor, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #744891. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,651/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Syracuse, NY
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized leading healthcare staffing provider with over 30 years of staffing history. We are looking for a travel/local I ...
Travel
Today

$3,603/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Bangor, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality PICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,564/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Knoxville, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
Travel
Today

$3,502/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #231697. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Reg ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,484/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Tallahasee, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006J3KWAA0. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
Travel
Today

$1,596/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #744797. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,540/wk

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What are the best agencies for PICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most PICU Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (133), Advantis Medical (113), and Host Healthcare (57).

How Much Do PICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, January 26th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse is $3,427, but can pay up to $6,750 per week.

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  • min - $1,429
  • avg - $3,427
  • max - $6,750

What does a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse do?

Pediatric ICU nurses care for children and adolescents with a wide range of potentially life-threatening ailments or conditions. Patients are usually unstable and require constant monitoring, so PICU nurses usually only have one to three patients per shift to ensure swift intervention if necessary. They collaborate with pediatricians, other medical professionals, and family members to create and implement a comprehensive healthcare plan for patient care and recovery. Common duties include:

  • Implementing age-appropriate treatment

  • Monitoring, recording, and evaluating responses

  • Initiating corrective action whenever patients display adverse reactions

  • Starting central venous and arterial IVs

  • Administering medications, intravenous fluids, and artificial nutrition

  • Changing dressings and inserting catheters

  • Tracking respiratory and cardiac monitor readings

  • Monitoring and adjusting specialized equipment, such as ventilators

  • Assisting physicians during examinations, procedures, and treatments

  • Performing lifesaving interventions to stabilize patients

  • Providing emotional support, information, and education to family members

  • Counseling families on treatment options, end of life care, and organ donation

  • Functioning as patient advocates

Where do Pediatric Intensive Care nurses work?

Ped ICU nurses work at major hospitals with specialized departments that care for infants, children, and adolescents or pediatric intensive care units. These facilities can be community hospitals, large medical centers, teaching hospitals, and children’s hospitals.

What skills make a good Pediatric Intensive Care nurse?

Pediatric ICU nurses must be patient and use kid-friendly approaches that put patients at ease during examinations and treatments that are often painful and/or scary. Age-appropriate bedside manner skills are highly important to help achieve this goal. PICU nurses must be caring and compassionate towards patients and their families, but strong enough to manage tough situations. Coping skills are a must to avoid burnout. Balancing empathy and emotional fortitude can be a difficult skill to master. The best Ped ICU nurses are nurturing and supportive, while keeping their own emotions in check. Good PICU nurses are also team players with great critical thinking skills that allow them and the entire team to respond instantaneously should a patient deteriorate suddenly.

How to become a Pediatric Intensive Care Travel Nurse?

Becoming a travel nurse requires graduating from an accredited nursing program with an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing and passing the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse. Caring for children requires Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification and some hospitals require Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification.

Transitioning to the pediatric department provides additional training to pursue Certified Pediatric Nurse credentialing from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Knowledge and skills gained in pediatrics helps when moving to the PICU. Although not required, PICU nurses may pursue Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse credentialing from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. Most travel PICU nurse positions require one to two years of recent experience, usually in a PICU setting.

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Knoxville, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
7 days ago

$3,502/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Boston, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality PICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
Travel
13 days ago

$3,852/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Omaha, NE
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel

$4,932/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Omaha, NE
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #722297. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit ...
Travel

$4,660/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Harlingen, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #33739. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN PICU
Travel

$2,524/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Flexible
Stability Job ID #236608. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: PI ...
Travel

$3,151/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #211046. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: PI ...
Travel

$2,383/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Tampa, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
8 days ago

$3,403/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • American Family Children s Hospital
  • Madison, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Nurse First Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$4,183/wk

Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Johnson City Medical Center
  • Johnson City, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #0. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,697/wk