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Travel Coronary Care Nurse Jobs

The coronary care unit, also known as the cardiac care unit, employs registered nurses with the critical care backgrounds. CCUs were originally designed to care for patients with acute heart attacks, but now they also provide critical care to patients with life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, acute coronary syndrome, and congestive heart failure. CCU nurses specialize in caring for patients with these and other serious heart conditions that require continuous monitoring and treatment.

Cardiac care nurses are in high demand because heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. CCU nurses are among the most sought-after nursing professionals and deliver life-saving therapies that make a tremendous difference in their patients’ lives.

Coronary Care Unit nurse salary

PayScale reports that the average annual salary for registered nurses in the cardiac care unit is $64,750. This means staff CCU nurses earn about $1,245 per week and $31.13 per hour in a 40-hour work week.

Travel coronary care unit nurses can expect to earn more than equivalent staff nurses. CCU nurses earned a gross weekly salary of $1,655 in 2019 per Vivian data. This amount includes additional tax-free compensations for nurses who can claim a permanent tax home. Compensations may include housing allowances and stipends for meals and other incidental expenses.

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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareLeaderStat
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Kansas City, Missouri
LeaderStat
4 days ago
$3,639/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Kansas City, Missouri
Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
Location: Kansas City, MO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Kansas City, MO! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$3,484/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Saint Joseph Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri
Lead Healthstaff
5 days ago
$3,135/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Kansas City, Missouri
Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
Location: Kansas City, MO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Kansas City, MO! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$3,135/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Long Beach, California
KPG Healthcare
17 days ago
$3,120/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Willingboro, New Jersey
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,650/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Lincoln City, Oregon
Travel Nurses, Inc.
9 hours ago
$2,419/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
San Marcos, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,419/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Kamuela, Hawaii
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,304/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Commerce, Michigan
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,217/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Commerce, Michigan
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,217/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Seattle, Washington
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,129/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,074/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Boise, Idaho
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$2,074/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareSynergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Aberdeen, Washington
Synergy Medical Staffing
a day ago
$1,991/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Brooklyn, New York
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$1,981/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care - COVID19
Stockton, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
2 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CCU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
$1,944/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
New York, New York
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$1,806/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Kamuela, Hawaii
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$1,613/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Salinas, California
Synergy Medical Staffing
a day ago
$1,512/wk
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What are the best agencies for Coronary Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Coronary Care Nurse jobs are Travel Nurses, Inc. (13), Ardor Health Solutions (12), and KPG Healthcare (12).

How Much Do Coronary Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, May 17th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Coronary Care Nurse is $2,213, but can pay up to $3,639 per week.

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  • min - $1,183
  • avg - $2,213
  • max - $3,639

What does a Coronary Care Unit nurse do?

CCU nurses care for cardiac patients of all ages suffering from various severe heart diseases and conditions or They assess patients, administer medications, insert and remove IVs, monitor pain, and update patients’ medical records. CCU nurses vigilantly monitor heart activity and electrocardiograms to detect life-threatening arrhythmias and swiftly respond with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation when necessary. They work closely with cardiologists to ensure quality patient care and educate the patients and their families on heart disease and leading healthier lives. They also go over treatments and procedures, including devices like ventricular assist devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and temporary pacemakers.

Where do Coronary Care Unit nurses work?

CCU nurses primarily work at medical centers and public and private hospitals that are large enough to have a coronary care unit. They may also work in a hospital’s telemetry unit or at cardiovascular clinics.

What skills make a good Coronary Care Unit nurse?

Coronary care unit nurses must have advanced knowledge of the cardiovascular system and strong clinical skills to thrive in this fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment. They must remain constantly vigilant to the slightest changes in their patients’ conditions and have the ability to quickly react with life-saving techniques. They’re comfortable using specialized equipment and remain calm and compassionate towards patients and their families. Detail oriented, multitasking, critical thinking, and prioritizing care are other top skills of a good CCU nurse.

How to become a Coronary Care Unit Travel Nurse?

Becoming a coronary care unit travel nurse begins with earning an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program, then passing the NCLEX-RN and completing all state licensing requirements to become a registered nurse. CCU nurses must obtain Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications. Some hospitals recommend or require advanced certification, which can be obtained through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Critical Care Registered Nurse credentialing and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s board certification in Cardiac-Vascular Nursing. Many travel CCU assignments often specifically require nurses to have recent critical or cardiac care experience in a hospital setting.

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