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Pediatric LTAC in DFW?

  1. 0 Hello,

    I am wondering if anyone knows of any pediatric Acute Care hospitals/centers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex? I am a new RN who is having a hard time getting an internship/job at the few pediatric hospitals here, and am interested in the ICU type environment. Thanks in advance.
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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #1 0
    Google is your are a few.
    HealthBridge Children's Hospital - Houston, Texas

    Texas Health Resources - Long Term Acute Care Jobs | Simply Hired

    Long-Term Acute Care

    I would also call the childrens hospitals and ask to speak to a case manager and ask....where do they send their long term acute care children.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #2 0
    You could also consider pediatric private duty as a way to get a foot into the door of the peds specialty. Peds private duty is booming in the D/FW area, and most agencies will hire and train new grads.
  5. Visit  Sweetpea1301 profile page
    #3 0
    Thank you both; Houston is too far at this time- I cannot relocate and that is DEFINITELY not a good commute
    I have actually done pedi private duty, but realized that I am not comfortable in some people's homes, and with some parents breathing down my neck...too many unsafe situations. I have tried the google links and searches but haven't found any definitive answers. I will keep trying!
  6. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
    #4 0
    I believe during clinicals at Childrens Medical Center I was told there is only one pediatric LTAC in the Dallas area. No idea though if that is true or not.
  7. Visit  Sweetpea1301 profile page
    #5 0
    Not.Done.Yet, do you have an idea of what it is?
  8. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
    #6 0
    Not a clue. I just remember asking where kids who need long-term acute care go and the answer was largely home health or far, far from home.