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PICU Requirements and Duties

The high demand for Pediatric ICU travel nurses in teaching hospitals, trauma centers and Children's facilities across the country contributes to competitive pay and desirable destinations.

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurse jobs involve the treatment of children and adolescents up to age 18 with high-acuity or life-threatening conditions. PICU Nurses should have experience in technologically-advanced intensive care units. Duties include the prioritization and monitoring of patients with high-acuity conditions and working with doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other professionals to implement a plan of care.

Requirements

  • Active BLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) credential
  • Active professional license within the state of practice
  • Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
  • Experience as a NICU nurse
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RN