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 1,030 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareSupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Boston, Massachusetts
Supplemental Health Care
a day 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
Phoenix, Arizona
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
18 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 ...
$6,251/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Stockton, California
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
a month ago
8 week CVICU crisis assignment in Stockston, CA. California license not required! Position: RNSpecialty/Modality: RN-Cardiovascular/ICULicenses/Certifications: State License-Pandem ...
$6,030/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMedical Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Sacramento, California
Medical Solutions
a month 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 ...
$5,971/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
St. Helena, California
Stability Healthcare
a day ago
Stability Job ID #262754. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: CV ...
$5,970/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Portland, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Portland, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Portland, ME! This is a full time travel ...
$4,681/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Towson, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Towson, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Towson, MD! This is a full time travel cont ...
$4,354/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
UW Health University Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin
Nurse First
4 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.
$4,183/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
UW Health University Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin
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.
$4,183/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Peoria, Illinois
Stability Healthcare
7 hours ago
Stability Job ID #270715. 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 ...
$4,143/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
Nurse First
4 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,960/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Baptist Health Medical Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,830/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Baptist Health Medical Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nurse First
4 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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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Johnson City Medical Center
Johnson City, Tennessee
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,697/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
MUSC Health Charleston Crisis Response
Charleston, South Carolina
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,382/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Trident Regional Medical Ctr Sc
Charleston, South Carolina
Nurse First
4 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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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Mission Hospital
Asheville, North Carolina
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,206/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareSupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Dallas, Texas
Supplemental Health Care
7 hours ago
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a Hospital in Dallas, TX to provide a Travel ICU Registered Nurse. ...
$3,200/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Medical City Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Nurse First
4 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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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Medical City Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Nurse First
4 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 - CVICUArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Sharon, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Sharon, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Sharon, PA! This is a full time travel cont ...
$2,895/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
IU Health Ball Memorial
Muncie, Indiana
Nurse First
4 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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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Ft. Walton Bch, Florida
Nurse First
4 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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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Atlantis, Florida
OneStaff Medical
7 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #510480. 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 ...
$2,176/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Kissimmee, Florida
OneStaff Medical
7 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #490669. 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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What are the best agencies for CVICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most CVICU Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (158), Advantis Medical (116), and Ardor Health Solutions (94).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, November 30th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse is $3,381, but can pay up to $6,372 per week.

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  • min - $1,166
  • avg - $3,381
  • max - $6,372

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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3 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.
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$1,736/wk
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Methodist North
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3 hours ago
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Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Towson, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
15 hours ago
Location: Towson, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Towson, MD! This is a full time travel cont ...
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Coast Medical Service
8 days ago
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