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AdventHealth Advanced PICU Registered Nurse RN in Fort Myers, Florida


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Up to $20,000 Sign On Bonus and $5,000 relocation available for eligible candidate (see terms below)

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Debt-free Education (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

  • Whole Person Wellbeing and Mental Health Resources

Our promise to you: Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time/Part Time/Per Diem Schedules Available

Shift: Day and Night Shifts Available

Location: 601 East Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803

Unit Highlights:

  • The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at AdventHealth for Children provides specialized comprehensive care for infants and children that require continuous monitoring. The PICU offers 22 critical care beds that are all centrally monitored. Children who come to the PICU often have significant breathing problems, heart defects, complications from diabetes or injuries sustained from non-accidental traumas. Our caregivers are trained to deal specifically with these critical cases.

  • Our physicians are board certified pediatric intensivists and are available on the unit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Procedures and treatments available within the unit for our critical pediatric patients include endotracheal intubations, CVL insertions and management, lumbar punctures, exchange transfusions, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, blood product administration, ECMO, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, surgical procedures, and advanced respiratory therapy including nitric oxide.

  • In addition to specialty trained pediatric ICU providers, nurse practitioners, anesthesiologists, surgeons, nurses, and respiratory therapists there are a wide variety of support services available to the PICU patients and families. Support services include, but are not limited to, pediatric trained: palliative care, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, Pediatric Vascular Access team, ST/OT and PT, pastoral care and child life specialists. These disciplines participate directly in the unit multidisciplinary family centered rounds which occur twice daily to keep our team and families informed with the most update information on the patient’s condition

The role you’ll contribute: The Advanced Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse works in a pediatric intensive care setting that serves the needs of patients with a variety of diagnoses. Providing specialized comprehensive care for infants and children that require continuous monitoring. The nurse is required to have specialized training to deal with all critical care cases admitted to the department. The nurse is comfortable and proficient in managing and operating all complex medical equipment and assisting physicians in the management of the patient. Demonstrates proficiency in procedures and treatments available within the unit and are responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups. Utilizes the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Additional required knowledge and skills:

  • EKG training (based on patient population), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Requirements

  • Independent management of CRRT and proficiency caring for all types of dialysis modalities

  • Management of patients with invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, including nitrous oxide

  • Comprehensive care and management of all complex pediatric surgical and transplant patients

Terms: 24 month FT Employment Contract Required for Sign-on and Relocation

Sign-on Eligibility:

  • Applicable experience required.

  • Full time roles only

  • Internal Candidates and Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.

Relocation Eligibility:

  • Must live 50 miles outside of campus address.

  • Full time roles only


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of a school of nursing

  • Current valid State of Florida or multistate license as a Registered Nurse

  • Department specific advanced competencies

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

  • Professional certification, CCRN

  • One year of experience in the pediatric ICU setting.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Nursing

Organization: AdventHealth Orlando

Schedule: 3 - Night

Shift: AdventHealth Orlando

Req ID: 22031703_4

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.