RN job in San Antonio, Texas | Pediatric ICU

Type
Travel
License
RN
Specialty
Pediatric ICU
Start Date
Aug 9th 2021
Job duration
91 weeks / 36 hours
Weeks and Shifts per week
91 Weeks / 3 Shifts per Week
Shift Details
Days
Number of weeks and hours per week
91 weeks / 36 hours
Description
Pedi Intensive Care
Housing Stipend
$593.97
Meal Stipend
$285.29
Facility name
METHODIST HOSPITAL
Facility address
7700 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3902
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CNAs, LPNs, & RNs Love Per Diem Jobs in the Lone Star State

If you are a registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and haven’t yet entered the world of high-paying PRN jobs yet, then it’s time to dive right in. Per diem rates are higher than your typical hourly wage for full-time or part-time employees, and working PRN can advance your career. If you’re asking yourself, “what is PRN?” the answer is relatively simple. PRN is the medical abbreviation for working per diem, or as needed. PRN RN, LPN, and CNA jobs at Texas facilities near you can be located and landed all by using our per diem nursing app.

Those facilities in cities, suburbs, and even rural areas across the state of Texas, post jobs with Nursa™, for our community of medical professionals to browse through and select the PRN shifts that fit their needs. We’ve made it easy for you, dive into the world of PRN nursing in four simple steps: Download the app, create your digital professional portfolio, browse PRN jobs, and land PRN jobs.

There’s More Than the Cowboy Life in Texas

Not all our nurses and assistants in Texas are cowboys and cowgirls (although a high percentage of them probably have at least one pair of cowboy boots in the closet). Sure, Texans are known for their drawl and the cowboy life pictured in Hollywood movies, but there’s a lot more on offer. Regular downtime activities for residents include:

  • Live Music – Be it in a local bar, a big concert venue, or one of the many music festivals; live music can be found just about anywhere.
  • Football – In Texas any football game is a big deal, be it the community high school game, any of the university teams, and of course the professional teams.
  • Watersports – Texas not only has a coastline on both sides, but Lake Travis is a favorite spot for tubing, boating, and water skis, and rafting, kayaking or canoeing on the Rio Grande through the Santa Elena Canyon is another must.
  • Hiking – There are more than 100 national or state parks in this state, Big Bend National Park is undoubtedly the largest and offers over 150 miles of trails.
  • Rock-climbing – Hueco Tanks is another park popular for hiking, but it’s world-famous to rock climbers, both amateur and professional.

Facilities Rely on Nursa™ to fill RN, LPN, and CNA Jobs in Texas

Facilities near and far rely on Nursa™ to meet their staffing needs. Register today and see for yourself the possibilities for PRN that can be found all in an app on your smartphone. Choose your setting, and choose your schedule. You’ll see PRN shifts in real-time available in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and more. We make it easy, while your work makes it possible.

RNs and LPNs Pick Up PRN Shifts in PICUs Nearby in Real-Time

PICU nurses are responsible for critically ill children whether they be toddlers, infants, or adolescents. Pediatric ICU nurses have a different skill set than an ICU nurse because the illnesses and issues facing children are quite different from those of adults. Varying levels of ability to understand and communicate are typically different with pediatric patients, not to mention their continuous state of growth as opposed to their adult counterparts are all reasons that can stir an interest in this specialty. The challenges faced in this specialty require a nurse with emotional resilience because while suffering is always difficult to observe, it is in children more so.

pediatric ICU nurse working with critical child patient

Where Do PICU Nurses Work?

A PICU nurse works primarily in the pediatric intensive care unit of a hospital. These units are primarily found in children’s hospitals, These are some of the highest paying RN jobs because the heightened seriousness of the work setting demands that staffing issues cannot be allowed to impact responses and outcomes. Nursa™ has postings on our platform for RNs, LPNs, and CNAs to work the PICU, on-demand, in real-time.

What Does a PICU Nurse Do?

A pediatric intensive care unit nurse is specialized to care for infants, children, and teens that are dealing with complex chronic illnesses, such as sepsis, trauma, neurological disorders, organ failure, and other serious ailments. Patient ratios in the PICU are typically one nurse for one to three pediatric patients. They are responsible for creating and implementing treatment plans, administering medications, monitoring vitals and progress, and at times performing life-saving techniques.

Recommended Certifications for PICU Nurses

Some certifications may be required, while others simply preferred to land PRN shifts in the pediatric intensive care unit. Certifications demonstrate to facilities your commitment and dedication to your patients and your career.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse Pediatric (CCRN-P)

Crucial Qualities in a Pediatric ICU Nurse

A capacity to perform as part of a multidisciplinary team is integral to the role of a PICU nurse. The complex conditions and illnesses of their patients often require input from different specialists and medical professionals. A tendency for organization and focused efficiency is also essential to ensure that time is not lost when emergency situations arise. Emotional resilience remains a key quality in successful PICU nurses as well. Family members need to be able to trust their child’s caregivers to be unwavering in the face of discouraging or distressing news to ensure the level of care provided does not suffer.

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