Travel CVICU Nurse Jobs

Cardiovascular intensive care unit nurses are registered nurses who provide critical care to children and/or adults with potentially life-threatening heart conditions. As pivotal members of the emergency medical care team, CVICU nurses use their advanced nursing skills to stabilize gravely ill patients following heart surgeries, transplants, or injuries. CVICU nurses work in a hectic setting and must provide quick responses to the changing needs of their patients.

Because CVICU nurses deliver lifesaving therapies, they make a tremendous difference in patients’ lives and they’re among the most sought-after nursing professionals. Critical care nurses are always in high demand, but this is especially true for RNs with the skills to work in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.

CVICU nurse salary

CVICU nurses are among the most highly paid nursing professionals due to the advanced training and experience required. Vivian data from 2019 reflects an average weekly salary of $1,773 for travel CVICU nurses, but travel nurses who claim a permanent tax home typically earn tax-free stipends, including housing allowances and per diems for meals.

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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Stockton, California
Medical Solutions
8 days ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$8,031/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
McAllen, Texas
Medmetry
11 days ago
**ASAP STARTS** We are looking for CVICU Registered Nurses to join our team in McAllen, Texas! Earn up to $6,300 a week while saving lives; depending on experience! Schedule: Da ...
$6,503/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Stockton, California
Focus Staff
8 days ago
$6,429/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
McAllen, Texas
Stability Healthcare
11 days ago
$6,303/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Phoenix, Arizona
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
14 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$6,212/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Reno, Nevada
Coast Medical Service
8 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$4,716/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Coast Medical Service
8 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$4,244/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Phoenix, Arizona
TotalMed Staffing
9 hours ago
$4,158/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coast Medical Service
8 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$3,772/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Montgomery, Alabama
Coast Medical Service
10 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$3,772/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fishersville, Virginia
Coast Medical Service
10 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$3,654/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ardor Health Solutions
9 hours ago
Location: Honolulu, HI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Honolulu, HI! This is a full time travel ...
$3,564/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Honolulu, Hawaii
Coast Medical Service
8 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$3,537/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNext Move Inc
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Saint Louis, Missouri
Next Move Inc
8 hours ago
$3,463/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Saint Vincent Infirmary Crisis Response
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nurse First
9 hours ago
$3,280/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Little Rock, Arkansas
Next Move Inc
8 hours ago
$3,159/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Baltimore, Maryland
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
3 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients ...
$2,952/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Austin, Texas
Stability Healthcare
10 hours ago
$2,937/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Towson, Maryland
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Nurses, or CVICU RNs, provide critical care to patients with potentially life-threatening heart conditions. They must observe changes in their pa ...
$2,772/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fort Worth, Texas
Stability Healthcare
10 hours ago
$2,737/wk
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CVICU Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have CVICU Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most CVICU Nurse jobs are Winter Haven Hospital (16 jobs), Morton Plant Hospital (15 jobs), and Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock (14 jobs).

What are the best agencies for CVICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most CVICU Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (153), Coast Medical Service (146), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (145).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, September 18th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse is $3,060, but can pay up to $8,031 per week.

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What does a CVICU nurse do?

CVICU nurses care for patients with damaged hearts following heart attacks or surgeries, or healing hearts following transplants. They must continually monitor their patients’ vital signs for signs of deterioration. They also operate heart monitors, run IVs, administer medications, and may be asked to perform CPR and/or operate defibrillators if a patient’s heart stops. CVICU nurses work closely with doctors and heart specialists to prevent heart failure, update medical charts, and educate patients and their families about cardiovascular care. Due to patient complexity, CVICU nurses typically have only one or two patients during a shift.

Where do CVICU nurses work?

CVICU nurses work in cardiovascular intensive care units in a hospital setting. They may work in adult CVICU units and treat critically ill cardiovascular and thoracic patients or work in pediatric units to provide specialized care for children with various heart conditions.

What skills make a good CVICU nurse?

CVICU nurses must be detail oriented and constantly remain vigilant of changes in their patients’ conditions to immediately take life-saving steps when necessary. They must have advanced knowledge of the cardiovascular system and strong clinical skills that they excel at using in a fast-paced environment. They also must be highly proficient at reading heart monitors, electrocardiograms, and vital signs. Because CVICUs are high-tech units, CVICU nurses must be comfortable using specialized devices, such as balloon pumps, ECMO and VADs. Critical thinking, multitasking, and prioritizing care are all top skills, but CVICU nurses must also remain calm and show compassion for their patients and their families.

How to become a CVICU Travel Nurse?

After earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-RN, and completing all state licensing requirements to become an RN, CVICU nurses must complete Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. They must have one to two years of recent experience in critical care and some travel assignments specifically require CVICU experience in a hospital setting. Some hospitals recommend, or require, advanced certification. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses awards Critical Care Registered Nurse credentials and the American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Cardiac Vascular Nursing board certification.

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