Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Nurse Jobs & Salary

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We offer permanent jobs, local employment and travel nurse jobs, which give RNs unique opportunities to build experience and gain skills while seeing different parts of the county and meeting new people. We help travel nurses acquire any needed state licenses and set up free liability insurance, as well as comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance.

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Description &
Responsibilities

PICU Nurse Job Responsibilities

In a pediatric intensive care nurse job, the PICU RN provides care for children and adolescents, usually up to the age of 18, with life-threatening or high-acuity conditions that require constant monitoring. Working in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), a high-tech children’s services area for critically ill, medically complex and/or post-surgical patients, pediatric intensive care nursing jobs also involve collaboration with families, physicians and other healthcare professionals or clinicians to determine the best course of patient care and recovery.

Education &
Training

PICU Nurse Requirements

Nurses interested in pursuing a PICU RN job must have completed a four-year course of instruction at an accredited university, or have earned an associate of nursing degree from a two-year community college followed by a diploma program at a healthcare facility. In addition, according to our partner NurseZone, many facilities require additional pediatric education and support (PEDS) training.

Salary &
Benefits

PICU Nurse Salary

The 2012 Nursing Salary Survey from ADVANCE for Nurses does not provide specific information on PICU nurse salary rates, although it found that ICU nurses make an average of $75,800 annually, while pediatric nurses average $72,600. Clinicians with tenured experience may receive higher levels of compensation, and our travel partners offer pediatric intensive care nurse jobs in locations throughout the United States with competitive PICU nursing salary rates.

In addition, NursingJobs.com partners offer a robust suite of benefits that includes free housing, job-related travel reimbursements, bonus options, flexible schedules, free liability insurance, assistance with acquiring licensing (in any state), and comprehensive health/vision/dental coverage. Our travel nurses also have the ability to keep their insurance coverage between assignments.

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