Travel Nurse - RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Gifted Healthcare
ASAP
Travel
13 weeks
12 hr days

Job Overview

Discipline: RN
Specialty: PICU
Shift: 12 hr days
Start: ASAP (may be flexible)
Type: Travel
Duration: 13 weeks

Job Details

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Registered Nurse (RN) Travel Job Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Registered Nurses provide care for children and adolescents with a wide-range of ailments, from common childhood diseases to life-threatening illnesses. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/PICU RN Responsibilities:
  • The Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse provides age and culturally appropriate care to patient, consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Monitors patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, breathing and heart rate, and initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology
  • Follows continuous cardiac and respiratory monitor readings, such as EKG tracings, O2 stats, CVP/arterial line waveforms, if applicable, and reports any observed changes
  • Tracks urine output, changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs (both central venous & arterial)
  • Administers infusion therapy, including: IV fluids, antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, electrolytes
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, such as ventilators
  • Prepares and administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments, analyzes lab results
  • Assists treating physician during examination, treatment and procedures, which can include life-saving situations
  • Assists with the insertion or discontinuation of CV catheters, arterial lines, external ventricular drains, epidural catheters and endotracheal tubes, Foleys
  • The PICU RN provides education, information and emotional support to the patient’s family and caregivers
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • The PICU RN performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment

About Gifted Healthcare

We were nurses long before we were an agency which makes us the best nurse advocates. We value your worth beyond just the totality of your experience, placing a premium on character and compassion, rather than rank or a road-tested resume. When it comes to your placement and professional trajectory, count on us to see your potential and maximize every opportunity for you.

Nurse-Passionate:

Our GIFTED nurses and caregivers are carefully chosen to provide a great clinical experience for both the nurse and the client. We consider it a privilege to serve our nurses and honor their heroic work.

Nurse-Founded:

GIFTED Healthcare is a leader in creative solutions, using the talents of the nurse in order to exceed the expectations of our clinicians and clients. We are owned and operated by nurses, for nurses. We are recognized as a leader in leveraging the work of the nurse and the value-creation the nurse provides in healthcare. We understand and are honored that our clients view us as a reliable partner, trustworthy and dignified, in our business practices.

Nurse-Centric:

Headquartered in New Orleans since 2006, GIFTED Healthcare has enjoyed a long history of outstanding service in Louisiana. Through exceptional growth and increased demand, our physical geographic presence has expanded to include Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, in addition to added locations across Louisiana. We service hospitals across the Nation through our Travel and Rapid Response services, headquartered in Dallas, TX. With the needs of the nurse in mind, we have also grown service offerings to include, LTAC, Infusion, Government, Travel Nursing, and Private Care. GIFTED Nurses enjoy the same level of support they have come to know and trust through our expanded locations and service offerings.

We pride ourselves on our great staff, our excellent clinicians, our strategic focus around patient safety, and the important heroic work of the nurse.

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