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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 929 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUSharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Vancouver, Washington
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
3 days ago
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$3,800/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Host Healthcare
12 days ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Oak Lawn, IL. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #618960 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
$3,780/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUTriage Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Albany, New York
Triage Staffing
4 days ago
$3,590/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Albany, New York
Triage Staffing
4 days ago
$3,590/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICULRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Albany, New York
LRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
25 days ago
$3,565/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Peoria, Illinois
Focus Staff
a day ago
$3,009/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Napa, California
KPG Healthcare
2 days ago
$2,974/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICULead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
GAINESVILLE, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
14 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - CVICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2970.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,970/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Gainesville, Florida
KPG Healthcare
14 hours ago
$2,925/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Gainesville, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
14 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 ...
$2,664/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUDestination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Johnson City, Tennessee
Destination Travelcare
a day ago
$2,621/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Johnson City, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
$2,490/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Johnson City Medical Center
Johnson City, Tennessee
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
$2,448/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fall River, Massachusetts
OneStaff Medical
20 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 ...
$2,424/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Johnson City, Tennessee
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day 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 ...
$2,412/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Gainesville, Florida
KPG Healthcare
14 hours ago
$2,025/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Johnson City, Tennessee
OneStaff Medical
a day 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 ...
$1,975/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Gainesville, Florida
TotalMed Staffing
13 hours ago
$1,885/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Riverside, California
OneStaff Medical
5 hours ago
$1,825/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Kalamazoo, Michigan
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day 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 ...
$1,548/wk
Travel contract
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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 Stability Healthcare (106), OneStaff Medical (101), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (99).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, July 25th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse is $2,436, but can pay up to $3,800 per week.

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  • min - $1,127
  • avg - $2,436
  • max - $3,800

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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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
San Diego, California
OneStaff Medical
9 days 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 ...
$1,368/wk
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 hours ago
$36-68/hr
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CT Assist
Registered Nurse (RN) - CVICU
Anne Arundel Medical Center (Annapolis, MD 21401)
Annapolis, Maryland
CT Assist
5 hours ago
$36-68/hr
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
San Francisco, California
trustaff
3 days ago
CVICU Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Nurse, or CVICU RN, provides critical care to patients with life-threatening heart condi ...
$2,484/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
San Diego, California
trustaff
4 days ago
CVICU Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Nurse, or CVICU RN, provides critical care to patients with life-threatening heart condi ...
$1,872/wk
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Lead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
GAINESVILLE, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
16 days ago
We need a Critical Care - CVICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2970.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$2,970/wk
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Gainesville, Florida
KPG Healthcare
25 days ago
$2,025/wk
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Lexington, Kentucky
Cross Country Nurses
13 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Lexington, Kentucky
Cross Country Nurses
a month ago
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU - COVID19
Lexington, Kentucky
Cross Country Nurses
2 months ago
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$4,245/wk
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