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Registered Nurse - PICU Job in PALO ALTO, CA

  • Bonus

    Yes
  • Shift

  • Compact State

    No
  • Walk Through State

    No
  • Profession:

    RN
  • Specialty:

    PICU
    • Location:

      PALO ALTO, CA
  • Start date:

    07-16-2018
  • Job Type:

    Travel Contract
  • Job ID:

    31836

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

BENEFITS OF BEING GIFTED!

  • Refer a nurse for this position and earn up to $1500 referral bonus when he/she completes a minimum of 8-week assignment. Refer a nurse for a PRN position, and earn $250 once he/she completes three shifts.
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Premium pay
  • Same Day or Weekly Pay
  • Ability to work in premier facilities
  • Access to Chief Nursing Officer 24-7
  • Access to Social Worker 24-7
  • Group Health insurance benefits:
    • Medical Plan
    • Dental Plan
    • Vision Plan
    • Short and Long Term Disability
    • AD&D Insurance

Benefits of being a GIFTED TRAVEL NURSE

  • Private housing and housing allowance
  • Personal Career Coach
  • Extremely competitive personalized pay package

ABOUT GIFTED HEALTHCARE

GIFTED Healthcare is a company that believes in the power of one person to make a difference in patient care. Join the ranks of our rapidly growing team of healthcare professionals, and become that difference!

Do you remember why you became a RN, at GIFTED? We do!

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