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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 3,354 matching Intermediate Care Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Baltimore, Maryland
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
13 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 ...
$4,332/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Cortlandt Manor, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
6 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsProgressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)StartDate: 05/17/2021Available Shifts: 11.5 N Pay Rate: $4077.20 - 4493.24This prestigious New York Hospital is ...
$4,285/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Cortlandt Manor, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
6 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsProgressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)StartDate: 05/17/2021Available Shifts: 11.5 D Pay Rate: $4077.20 - 4493.24This prestigious New York Hospital is ...
$4,285/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care - COVID19Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care - COVID19
Willard, Ohio
Cross Country Nurses
5 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 ...
$4,120/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Sun City, Arizona
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
8 days ago
PCU RN needed at a 400 bed facility in the Phoenix, AZ metro! The ideal candidate will have 2.5+ years of experience in Step-Down, Progressive/Intermediate Care. Position: RNSpecia ...
$3,859/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,836/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Birmingham, Alabama
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,836/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Washington, District of Columbia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,764/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Little Rock, Arkansas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,728/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Bar Harbor, Maine
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,692/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Grants Pass, Oregon
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,692/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Richmond, Virginia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Step Down Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
$1,584/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Lake City, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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. ...
$1,512/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Ocala, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$1,512/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Idaho Falls, Idaho
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$1,512/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Panama City, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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. ...
$1,440/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Panama City, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,440/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Tallahassee, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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. ...
$1,440/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Tallahassee, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$1,440/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Salem, Virginia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$1,440/wk
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Intermediate Care Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have Intermediate Care Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Intermediate Care Nurse jobs are Jewish Hospital (21 jobs), VCU Medical Center (16 jobs), and LewisGale Medical Center (15 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 MedPro Healthcare Staffing (587), OneStaff Medical (412), and TotalMed Staffing (318).

How Much Do Intermediate Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, May 6th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Intermediate Care Nurse is $1,964, but can pay up to $4,332 per week.

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  • avg - $1,964
  • max - $4,332

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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Posted on Feb 20, 2021
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Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

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Anders Group
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Rockville Centre, New York
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
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$3,276/wk
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Step Down Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
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