Travel Intermediate Care Nurse Jobs

Intermediate care nurses, also called progressive care nurses, are registered nurses who care for patients that require a higher level of care than is provided in a general medical-surgical unit, but don’t require the level of care received in an intensive care unit. Intermediate care units are often referred to as step-down units because patients are often “stepping down”, or transitioning, from the ICU until they’re stable enough to be moved to a med-surg unit or skilled long-term care facility.

The National Telemetry Association reports that demand in this nursing specialty is growing rapidly because progressive care units are relatively new and highly specialized. There is also a shortage of nurses pursuing certification in this field.

We currently have 4,662 matching Intermediate Care Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Portland, Maine
Cross Country Nurses
9 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$6,880/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Los Angeles, California
KPG Healthcare
8 days ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$6,750/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Los Angeles, California
KPG Healthcare
8 days ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$6,750/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Oakland, California
KPG Healthcare
8 days ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$6,300/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Oakland, California
KPG Healthcare
8 days ago
To work a contract with KPG Healthcare, a nurse must have two years of experience in the last three years of this specialty to qualify.
$6,300/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #192678. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: WSH ...
$4,608/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Baltimore, Maryland
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207474. 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: Reg ...
$4,137/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Gastonia, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207489. 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: Reg ...
$3,919/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Indianapolis, Indiana
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207243. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,456/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Indianapolis, Indiana
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207534. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: PCU ...
$3,295/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
St. Louis, Missouri
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207530. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Step ...
$3,295/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
St. Louis, Missouri
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207416. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$3,226/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
St. Louis, Missouri
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207249. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: REBO ...
$3,226/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Dallas, Texas
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207320. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: TRAV ...
$2,995/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Webster, Texas
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207202. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Kind ...
$2,995/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Nashville, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207325. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: TRAV ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Millcreek, Utah
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #171598. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: TRAV ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Millcreek, Utah
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207427. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: TRAV ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207206. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Kind ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Poinciana, Florida
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207061. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: BACK ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Largo, Florida
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #176528. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: SEAS ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Fort Pierce, Florida
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #188115. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: SEAS ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Tampa, Florida
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #200627. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Kind ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Summerville, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207262. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Palatka, Florida
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207246. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: SEAS ...
$2,534/wk
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What hospitals currently have Intermediate Care Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Intermediate Care Nurse jobs are SSM Health DePaul Hospital- Saint Louis (26 jobs), SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mount Vernon (26 jobs), and SSM Health Saint Mary's Hospital-Saint Louis (24 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Intermediate Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Intermediate Care Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (589), Advantis Medical (561), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (454).

How Much Do Intermediate Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, December 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Intermediate Care Nurse is $3,235, but can pay up to $6,880 per week.

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  • avg - $3,235
  • max - $6,880

What does an intermediate care nurse do?

Intermediate care nurses frequently care for three or four patients at a time and must check on them hourly. They closely monitor their patients’ vital signs, pain levels, consciousness, and wound sites, if applicable. They may change bandages or administer pain medication, immediately notifying a patient’s doctor if a change in health occurs. Other common tasks include airway management, ventilator support, cardiac telemetry to monitor heart function, administering titratable IV infusions, inserting maintaining chest tubes, and central IV lines.

How to become an intermediate care travel nurse?

Candidates must first become certified registered nurses, which involves earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX exam and fulfilling state licensing requirements. Further certification requirements include Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support with Progressive Care Certified Nurse credentialing and certification in telemetry preferred. Most facilities require travel IMCU nurses to have one to two years of recent experience in acute care and/or acute care telemetry.

What skills make a good intermediate care nurse?

IMCU nurses must have well-rounded nursing skills to care for a variety of patients’ needs in any stepdown unit within the hospital. It’s essential they have solid critical care skills to quickly analyze vitals and react to potentially life-threatening situations. Essential technical skills include advanced knowledge of cardiovascular health, vital sign monitoring, wound dressing, medication dose titration, EKG and echocardiogram monitoring if on a telemetry unit, and detailed record-keeping. 

One of the most important skills for an intermediate care nurse is to be able to identify when the patient needs a higher level of care. Expert communication skills between doctors, medical staff, and patients’ family members is also needed.

Where do intermediate care nurses work?

Intermediate care nurses typically work on step down units in a hospital setting. Many hospitals have stepdown units offering levels of care between the ICU and med-surg unit and between the NICU and pediatric ward. Intermediate care may also be provided near the emergency department or postoperative recovery rooms.

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Asheville, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
8 days ago
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$4,032/wk
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6 hours ago
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$3,114/wk
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Washington, District Of Columbia
Advantis Medical
5 days ago
Advantis Job ID #205417. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: PCU ...
$3,456/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Confluence Health
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Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
2 months ago
Ascend National 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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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Omaha, Nebraska
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Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IHPhAAO. 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 ...
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Elkhart, Indiana
Focus Staff
7 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C7TGAA0. 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 ...
$3,880/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Lansing, Michigan
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8 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C4Q1AAK. 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 ...
$3,170/wk
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Randallstown, Maryland
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
5 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality PCU/Step-down Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
$4,068/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Apple Valley, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
4 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Telemetry registered nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
$3,348/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Apple Valley, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
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