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Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse

Posted: June 18, 2024
Salary:US$33 - US$50 per hour + Full Health Benefits
Job type: Contract
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Job Summary: As a Pediatric Intensive Care Registered Nurse (PICU RN), you will provide compassionate and skilled nursing care to critically ill pediatric patients in a military healthcare setting. Your role will be crucial in delivering high-quality care, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, and supporting military families through challenging medical situations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct patient care to pediatric patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting, ensuring adherence to clinical guidelines and standards of practice.
  • Monitor and assess patients' conditions, noting any changes and intervening promptly.
  • Administer medications, treatments, and procedures as prescribed by healthcare providers.
  • Maintain accurate patient records and documentation of nursing assessments, interventions, and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate competency in medication and intravenous (IV) administration to include blood products and Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SQ) administration and demonstrate competency in phlebotomy as specific to the position.
  • Collaborate with physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement patient care plans.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge base and action in the care and decision making for designated patient populations. If weaknesses or deficiencies are identified either by peer reviews, quality control reports (QCRs), or evaluations the HCW will be required to complete refresher training (in-services, competency reviews, continuing education, etc.) at Contractor expense.
  • Be knowledgeable and observant in recognizing signs of abuse/neglect and take appropriate action following NMCP policies/guidelines.
  • Educate patients' families about the patient's condition, treatment plan, and post-discharge care needs.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary rounds, contributing valuable insights and advocating for patient needs.
  • Adhere to infection control policies and maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for patients and staff.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and empathy in all interactions with patients, families, and colleagues.


  • Possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) required
  • Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required; Pediatric Critical Care Nursing certification (CCRN-P) preferred.
  • Possess and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification.
  • Possess and maintain certification in Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Labs, and Emotional Support (S.T.A.B.L.E.).
  • Minimum of 18 months of experience in Pediatric Intensive Care or similar critical care setting.
  • Strong clinical assessment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of military culture and commitment to serving military families.