RN job in San Jose, California | Pediatric ICU

Pediatric ICU
Start Date
Aug 8th 2021
Job duration
91 weeks / 36 hours
Weeks and Shifts per week
91 Weeks / 3 Shifts per Week
Shift Details
Number of weeks and hours per week
91 weeks / 36 hours
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Meal Stipend
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Facility address
2425 Samaritan Dr, San Jose, CA, 95124-3908
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CNAs, LPNs, and RNs Enjoy Working PRN Jobs in the State of California

California has a reputation for its luxurious beachside homes, larger than life housewives, Hollywood movie stars, merciless wildfires, the towering sequoias, and some of the highest pay rates and salaries for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs).

PRN is the medical abbreviation for per diem, which means working on an as-needed basis, or on-demand. Nursa™ is the nurse staffing agency that has made finding those coveted high-income shifts easy for you, by making the entire process from searching the jobs to landing the jobs possible within our smartphone application. Download the app today and start browsing CNA, LPN, and RN jobs near you that are available in real-time.

PRN Nurses and CNAs Live It Up in California

The state of California is so big, it can hardly be described in a few adjectives. Moreover, its geography varies so greatly that said adjectives may be contradictory to each other based on where you reside. California has mountains, it has a barren desert, it has lush forests, and it has beaches. Wherever you live in the Golden State, there are countless activities and majestic sites to inspire and enliven you.

Regular free-time activities:

  • Vineyards and wineries
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Camping
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Museums
  • Theatre

It would be impossible to provide a comprehensive list of California’s star attractions but here’s a teaser to get you started:

  • Alcatraz – Take a short cruise to visit the famous island prison also known as “The Rock”.
  • Venice Beach – Join the thousands of people from around the world that visit Venice Beach daily and see the street performers, buy from the vendors, and try your skateboarding skills.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood – Visit the theme park, catch a show, and arrange a run-in with your favorite character.
  • San Francisco Ballet – Experience performance art by watching the exquisite dancers of San Francisco’s Ballet Company, founded in 1933.
  • Lake Tahoe – California indeed has gorgeous ocean views, but Lake Tahoe’s beauty shouldn’t be overlooked. Rent a cabin or stay in a resort and enjoy all the fun a weekend at the lake has to offer.
  • Getty Center – Architecture and art buffs will get lost visiting the Getty Center. Rotating exhibitions and community events make this center more than a one-time visit.
  • Wine Country – Northern California is wine country, and home to more than just the two world-famous vineyards of Napa and Sonoma.
  • Sequoia National Forest – Be humbled and awestruck by the towering power and beauty of the giant sequoias.

Nursa™ Makes Full-Time PRN Nursing Jobs in California a Dream Come True

California is a wonderful place that many call home and others dream to call it home. However, the cost of living and finding jobs can make it seem an impossible reality. Join the Nursa™ community and gain access to high paying PRN shifts and local travel nursing jobs across the state to make life in California your reality.

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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