Pediatric Progressive Care / Stepdown Nurse - (Peds PCU RN - Pedi PCU RN)

  1. Los Angeles,CA
  2. Sep 09, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
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13129300 Job Description & Requirements
Pediatric Progressive Care / Stepdown Nurse - (Peds PCU RN - Pedi PCU RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $20.00 - 23.00

32 beds in the unit.
A lot of respiratory, endocrine, and infectious disease, patients reliant on technology, and some overflow from other units. Vent experience is highly preferred, some exp w/ BiPap and trachs a plus. Should be comfortable with diabetics and insulin / drips. Very fast paced, previous pediatric hospital experience a best fit. Someone with community hospital experience is not going to work. RN's float to MS units but not to ICU's. Ratio is 1-2 for vents, 1-3 bipaps, 1-2 for kids with drips. Typical ratio is 1-4


The pediatric progressive care nurse (peds PCU RN) is responsible for the care of pediatric patients (generally aged from 30 days to 18 years) who are not critically ill enough for admittance to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), but whose conditions still require continuous observation and monitoring. Also called the pediatric stepdown nurse, the pedi PCU RN takes the lead in administering care, giving particular emphasis to cardiovascular, endocrine, neurological, renal, and surgical disorders. Pediatric PCU nurses also educate patients' families on how to provide home care post-discharge.

Required Qualifications
2 Travelers will be working in Pediatric Acute Medicine w/ a lot of respiratory patients, so solid experience with vents and trachs is requested.
2 yrs solid Peds exp required.




About the Facility
The first and largest hospital in the Los Angeles metro area dedicated to pediatrics, this nonprofit academic hospital is truly a worldclass children's healthcare provider. The hospital provides care to over 100,000 children on an annual basis and is the preferred choice of many LA families, revered for its commitment to compassionate, exemplary service. The Magnet designated facility is the only freestanding Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Los Angeles County and is the frequent recipient of accolades from national agencies, including being named among just eight children's hospitals to be designated a "Top Hospital" for 2009 by The Leapfrog Group.

Facility Location
In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your heart's content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis has to offer.

Job Benefits
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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