RN PICU - Travel Nurse

TNAA Healthcare
Omaha, Nebraska
Jan 17, 2022
Feb 09, 2022
PICU, Traveling Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Omaha, NE. The right RN should have 1-2 years' recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.

As a PICU RN, you'll provide critical care to pediatric patients as part of a broader medical team. You will collaborate with physicians, specialists and the patients' families to ensure the best coordinated care for these special patients. PICU Travel Nurses provide care to children and adolescents with a wide range of conditions, ranging from common childhood diseases to life-threatening illnesses.

As a PICU Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:

  • Monitor patients' vital signs and initiate corrective action when necessary.
  • Follow continuous cardiac and respiratory monitor readings, such as EKG tracings, O2 stats, CVP/arterial line waveforms, if applicable, and report any observed changes.
  • Change dressings, insert catheters, start IVs (both central venous and arterial).
  • Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients, such as ventilators.
  • Assist physician during examination, treatment and procedures, which can include life-saving situations.
  • Assist with the insertion or discontinuation of CV catheters, arterial lines, external ventricular drains, Foleys, epidural catheters and endotracheal tubes.
PICU Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 10-20 pounds of equipment at times. PICU RNs may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases.

PICU RN needed. 12 hour nights ASAP start (will take any Monday) 13wks Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a nationally-recognized gold level Beacon Award unit. The 28-bed dual-unit is home to the most critical patients in the hospital. It is a unit that allows for diversity in patient type, experience, and skill set from: Level II trauma, ECMO, intubated respiratory, neuro, cardiac, and any patient that requires more frequent and intensive monitoring. It also contains a team that is passionate about teamwork, learning and education, and providing quality and safe patient care. The team is made up of nurses, a 24-hour in-house PICU intensivist, and many Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners that provide quality care. There are many challenging patient situations that occur in the PICU when caring for some of the sickest kiddos, but the ability to see a patient who came in coding get to transfer home or to a med/surg floor is something that is indescribable. That is the beauty of becoming a PICU nurse. 2+ yrs exp needed, prior travel preferred but not req NE is compact state for lic. ***all submittals must have full covid shot record with the profile when you submit

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