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.

We currently have 1,382 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
St. Agnes Hospital
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
4 days ago
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$7,340/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
St. Agnes Hospital
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
4 days ago
EOW
$7,130/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareOloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Oloop Health
3 days ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #203886. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$6,970/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareProvidence Health Care Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Providence Health Care Staffing
4 days ago
Providence Health Care Staffing Job ID #203886. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determin ...
$6,864/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Baltimore, Maryland
American Mobile Healthcare
3 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Cardiovascular - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $6447.76 - 7133.69Exclusive Order This h ...
$6,790/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Olympia, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Olympia, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Olympia, WA! This is a full time travel co ...
$4,377/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Annapolis, Maryland
OneStaff Medical
7 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 ...
$3,583/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Springfield, Missouri
American Mobile Healthcare
8 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Cardiovascular - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: 01/03/2022Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $3234.18 - 3564.19This position pres ...
$3,399/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Saint Louis, Missouri
OneStaff Medical
3 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 ...
$3,307/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Saint Louis, Missouri
OneStaff Medical
12 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 ...
$3,109/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Salem, Oregon
OneStaff Medical
7 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 ...
$2,939/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Johnson City, Tennessee
American Mobile Healthcare
8 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Cardiovascular - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: 12/05/2021Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $2775.54 - 3058.75This position pres ...
$2,917/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Richmond, Virginia
American Mobile Healthcare
8 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Cardiovascular - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: 01/10/2022Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $2714.82 - 2991.84This position pres ...
$2,853/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Ethos Medical Staffing
12 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #2. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,534/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Sanford, Florida
Ethos Medical Staffing
12 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #0. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,534/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
Ethos Medical Staffing
12 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,534/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Stability Healthcare
12 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272533. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: CV ...
$2,442/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Sanford, Florida
Stability Healthcare
12 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272532. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: CV ...
$2,431/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Portland, Maine
Coast Medical Service
9 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,339/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Sanford, Florida
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #513342. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job ti ...
$2,129/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Sanford, Florida
OneStaff Medical
9 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #513294. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job ti ...
$2,129/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Birmingham, Alabama
American Mobile Healthcare
8 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Cardiovascular - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: 12/20/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $2014.12 - 2219.64Common Diagnosis/T ...
$2,116/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Hilo, Hawaii
OneStaff Medical
13 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 ...
$1,860/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Madison, Wisconsin
American Mobile Healthcare
8 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Cardiovascular - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: 01/03/2022Available Shifts: 12 E/N Pay Rate: $1417.26 - 1561.87This outstanding ...
$1,489/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Richmond, Virginia
American Mobile Healthcare
8 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Cardiovascular - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: 12/30/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $1091.94 - 1203.36This position pres ...
$1,147/wk
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What are the best agencies for CVICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most CVICU Nurse jobs are American Mobile Healthcare (161), Stability Healthcare (158), and Advantis Medical (111).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, December 4th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse is $3,380, but can pay up to $6,970 per week.

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  • avg - $3,380
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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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