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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses manage the care of the infant, child or adolescent experiencing life-threatening problems requiring complex assessment, high intensity t ...
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$5,962/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses manage the care of the infant, child or adolescent experiencing life-threatening problems requiring complex assessment, high intensity t ...
Travel

$5,962/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses manage the care of the infant, child or adolescent experiencing life-threatening problems requiring complex assessment, high intensity t ...
Travel

$5,940/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses manage the care of the infant, child or adolescent experiencing life-threatening problems requiring complex assessment, high intensity t ...
Travel

$5,786/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses manage the care of the infant, child or adolescent experiencing life-threatening problems requiring complex assessment, high intensity t ...
Travel

$5,786/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • St. Louis, MO
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$4,971/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Morristown, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a travel assignment in Morristown, New Jersey.
Travel
13 days ago

$4,667/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Fresno, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a travel assignment in Fresno, California.
Travel
7 days ago

$4,638/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Washington, DC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel
13 days ago

$4,599/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a travel assignment in New York, New York.
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$4,496/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Seattle, WA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a travel assignment in Seattle, Washington.
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$4,495/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Morgantown, WV
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel
2 days ago

$4,471/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Morgantown, WV
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel
2 days ago

$4,471/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Washington, DC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Travel
10 days ago

$4,404/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Palo Alto, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a travel assignment in Palo Alto, California.
Travel

$4,402/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Orange, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$4,399/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Orange, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$4,399/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • St. Louis, MO
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$4,347/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Little Rock, AR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
Travel
13 days ago

$4,325/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,222/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Danville, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a travel assignment in Danville, Pennsylvania.
Travel

$4,201/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Mission Viejo, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$4,199/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Mission Viejo, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$4,199/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel
8 days ago

$4,199/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel
8 days ago

$4,199/wk

Travel PICU Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for PICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most PICU Nurse jobs are TotalMed Staffing (194), Aequor Healthcare (167), and Stability Healthcare (151).

What is a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse?

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. 

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.

What certifications are commonly held by Pediatric Intensive Care nurses?

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