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Travel CVOR Nurse Jobs

CVOR nursing takes place in a high-acuity environment where patients receive surgical interventions for cardiovascular and thoracic problems, including open-heart surgeries. Cardiovascular operating room nurses excel as key members of the cardiovascular surgical team, providing high-quality care, and always ensuring patient safety. Cardiac procedures are often intense, requiring a high level of focus, and CVOR nurses face the challenges of a fast-paced, lifesaving position that many find highly rewarding.

CVOR nursing is a top recruited specialty on Vivian with hundreds of CVOR nurse jobs posted from facilities around the nation.

CVOR nurse salary

CVOR nurses earn very competitive wages due to the complex nature and advanced training required in these positions. RNs working in the CVOR earn $96,036 annually, which breaks down to about $1,847 weekly and $46.18 hourly.

Per 2019 salary data compiled by Vivian, travel CVOR nurses earn an average of $2,032 per week. Travel nurses who claim a permanent tax-home often earn even more by taking advantage of tax-free stipends, such as housing allowances and per diems for meals that further increase their overall compensation package.

We currently have 600 matching CVOR Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
San Jose, California
TotalMed Staffing
6 days ago
$5,446/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORMarshall Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
La Mesa, California
Marshall Healthcare Staffing
2 days ago
CVOR, if no heart cases will work general. Call: 8h Night call weekly. May have limited weekend call. 1 Weekend shift EOW max
$5,264/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Silverdale, Washington
Lead Healthstaff
17 days ago
We need a CVOR Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4297.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthstaff ...
$4,297/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
San Francisco, California
Lead Healthstaff
16 days ago
We need a Surgery - CVOR Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4224.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead He ...
$4,224/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Los Angeles, California
Lead Healthstaff
16 days ago
We need a Surgery - CVOR Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4092.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead He ...
$4,092/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORPluto Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Saint Vincent Evansville (Evansville, IN 47750)
Evansville, Indiana
Pluto Healthcare Staffing
2 days ago
$3,737/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Silverdale, Washington
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$3,311/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Silverdale, Washington
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$3,311/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Great Falls Clinic Medical Center
Great Falls, Montana
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$3,036/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Great Falls, Montana
Focus Staff
2 days ago
$2,970/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Wenatchee, Washington
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$2,923/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Chico, California
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$2,803/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Enloe Medical Center
Chico, California
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$2,793/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Silverdale, Washington
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$2,433/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Silverdale, Washington
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$2,433/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Lawrenceville, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$2,310/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORTotalMed Case Management Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital
Palo Alto, California
TotalMed Case Management Staffing
2 days ago
$2,202/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Silverdale, Washington
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$2,196/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Northside Hospital
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$1,755/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Stability Healthcare
2 days ago
$1,627/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

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CVOR Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for CVOR Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most CVOR Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (93), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (80), and KPG Healthcare (56).

How Much Do CVOR Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, July 25th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse is $2,616, but can pay up to $5,446 per week.

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  • min - $1,260
  • avg - $2,616
  • max - $5,446

What does a CVOR nurse do?

As part of the cardiovascular surgical services team, CVOR nurses provide direct patient care in the CVOR surgical suite. They take on a variety of responsibilities that require an abundant array of skills, including caring for cardiovascular patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. CVOR nurses coordinate the entire operating room regarding sterility and the availability of functioning equipment and appropriate supplies for each procedure. They also assist surgeons during operations, which may include operating cardiopulmonary bypass machines and monitoring vital signs. Other common duties include:

  • Overseeing sterilization procedures

  • Administering prescribed medications

  • Applying dressings

  • Providing after-care instructions and educating patients and family

  • Maintaining records of surgical outcomes

  • Completing patient charting

Where do CVOR nurses work?

Most CVOR nurses work in hospital operating rooms and specialize in cardiovascular surgeries. They may also work in dedicated cardiovascular surgery centers.

What skills make a good CVOR nurse?

Good CVOR nurses have excellent teamwork and communication skills because working in the cardiovascular OR requires a highly cohesive team effort. CVOR nurses have advanced knowledge of all types of cardiac operative procedures, which helps hone their lifesaving skills. They have enhanced technical skills that allow them to operate and troubleshoot complex machinery. CVOR nurses possess strong organizational skills to effectively coordinate care across the CVOR and excellent attention to detail to ensure quality monitoring and patient safety. Other desirable skills that top the list include verbal and written communications, time management, assessment, advocacy, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.

How to become a CVOR Travel Nurse?

To become a CVOR travel nurse, individuals must have an active RN license. This requires an associate or a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-RN and completing state licensing requirements. Certification in Basic Life Support is required and many facilities prefer, and sometimes require, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications.

Due to required surgical assisting skills, many employers prefer a BSN degree or higher and Certified Perioperative Nurse certification, which can be obtained from the Competency & Credentialing Institute and is the only accredited certification for perioperative RNs. Transitioning to the CVOR requires hands-on experience in cardiovascular treatment, critical care, and/or operating room procedures with most travel CVOR nursing positions requiring one to two of recent RN experience in a cardiovascular operating room environment.

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