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 1,121 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
7 days ago
EOW
$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
7 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
6 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 CareSupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Boston, Massachusetts
Supplemental Health Care
8 days ago
Job Description:As one of the largest Healthcare jobs placement agencies in the U.S., Supplemental Health Care has been partnering with RNs for more than 30 years. We’re now seekin ...
$6,372/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Lewiston, Maine
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
7 days 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. Opportunity for extension upon successful comple ...
$6,337/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUCustom Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fall River, Massachusetts
Custom Healthcare Solutions
4 hours ago
2 years CVICU experience required BLS/ACLS required 48 hours/week 13 week contract Day or night shift available Rapid offers!
$5,720/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 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. Opportunity for extension upon successful comple ...
$5,513/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Madison, Wisconsin
Advantis Medical
6 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #206824. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 12 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Temp ...
$4,608/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICULead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Stockton, California
Lead Healthstaff
4 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - CVICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4600.80 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$4,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fairfax Medical Campus
Falls Church, Virginia
Nurse First
10 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,569/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Stockton, California
Focus Staff
3 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IIAkAAO. 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 ...
$4,339/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Little Rock, Arkansas
Host Healthcare
4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Little Rock, AR. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #740038 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$3,969/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Baptist Health Medical Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nurse First
10 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #8. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,830/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Tucson, Arizona
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
4 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 ...
$3,672/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Trident Regional Medical Ctr Sc
Charleston, South Carolina
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,286/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Medical City Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #9. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,944/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Medical City Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First 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.
$2,944/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
IU Health Ball Memorial
Muncie, Indiana
Nurse First
10 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #9. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,844/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Ft. Walton Bch, Florida
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First 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.
$2,642/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital
Hudson, Florida
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,619/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Central Florida Regional-Sanford
Sanford, Florida
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #7. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,619/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Live Oak, Texas
OneStaff Medical
5 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #493252. 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 ...
$2,522/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Norfolk, Virginia
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #206839. 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: RN- ...
$2,047/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Norfolk, Virginia
OneStaff Medical
5 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 ...
$1,805/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Norfolk, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #694035. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Intensive Care ...
$1,732/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 Stability Healthcare (150), Advantis Medical (110), and OneStaff Medical (84).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, December 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse is $3,437, but can pay up to $6,970 per week.

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  • avg - $3,437
  • max - $6,970

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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5 days ago
Stability Job ID #244998. 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 ...
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Boise, Idaho
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5 days ago
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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a day ago
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$4,540/wk
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #197799. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,687/wk
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Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #185423. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,856/wk
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Coast Medical Service
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Portland, Maine
Coast Medical Service
4 days ago
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$2,339/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital
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Nurse First
a day ago
Nurse First 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.
$2,619/wk
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
4 days ago
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