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 6,886 matching Intermediate Care Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Holy Cross Hospital
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Trinity Health FirstChoice
7 days ago
$7,490/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Fresno, California
Lead Healthstaff
24 days ago
We need a Progressive Care Unit Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $9562.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$9,562/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Fresno, California
Lead Healthstaff
24 days ago
We need a Progressive Care Unit Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $9562.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$9,562/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Fresno, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Progressive Care Unit Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7637.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
$7,637/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
4 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$6,916/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
San Antonio, Texas
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$4,257/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Decatur Memorial Hospital (Decatur, IL 62526)
Decatur, Illinois
ADN Healthcare
11 hours ago
$4,109/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Walnut Creek, California
Ardor Health Solutions
6 hours ago
Location: Walnut Creek, CA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Progressive Care Unit - PCU to join our travel team in Walnut Creek, CA! This is a full time travel co ...
$3,749/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Indianapolis, Indiana
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$3,155/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Morristown, Vermont
Stability Healthcare
6 hours ago
$2,918/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Morristown, Vermont
Stability Healthcare
6 hours ago
$2,918/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Rome, Georgia
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$2,587/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Jacksonville, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$2,551/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Austin, Texas
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$2,514/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Fredericksburg, Virginia
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Intermediate Care RN is responsible for managing the care of the adult and elderly patient experiencing severe, but usually non-life threatening problems requiring moderately compl ...
$2,389/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Fredericksburg, Virginia
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Intermediate Care RN is responsible for managing the care of the adult and elderly patient experiencing severe, but usually non-life threatening problems requiring moderately compl ...
$2,389/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Fredericksburg, Virginia
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$2,389/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Portland, Maine
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
$2,359/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Portland, Maine
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
$2,271/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Baylor S&W Medical Center
Grapevine, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
10 hours ago
$1,381/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 Jewish Hospital (29 jobs), Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center (26 jobs), and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (22 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 (1390), OneStaff Medical (667), and Stability Healthcare (653).

How Much Do Intermediate Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, September 27th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Intermediate Care Nurse is $2,792, but can pay up to $9,562 per week.

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  • avg - $2,792
  • max - $9,562

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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