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 5,189 matching Intermediate Care Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Mission Hills, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #730763. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Step Down Unit Travel Nurse As ...
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$7,379/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Omaha, NE
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
First Day Benefits Available, Weekly Pay Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance that includes health, prescription, dental and vision coverage. Life Insurance, PTO. Apply now and a recru ...
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$6,720/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Watertown, NY
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
We need a Progressive Care Unit Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6532.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! ...
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$6,532/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Watertown, NY
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
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1 day ago

$6,493/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Omaha, NE
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
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 ...
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5 days ago

$6,480/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Manchester, NH
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Step Down Nurses monitor cardiac and other critical vital signs and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. They can work be ...
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Today

$5,335/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Fresno, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #289253. 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: Te ...
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Today

$4,982/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Cleveland, OH
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
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Today

$4,458/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Waukesha, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Stability Job ID #289244. 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: Te ...
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Today

$4,313/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Manchester, NH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Step Down Nurses monitor cardiac and other critical vital signs and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. They can work be ...
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Today

$4,303/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Augusta, GA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
Stability Job ID #289239. 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: Te ...
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Today

$4,203/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Augusta, GA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #289237. 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: Te ...
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$4,198/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Mansfield, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
Stepdown PCU RN Mansfield, OH Start Date: 02/14/2022 Shift: Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group is looking for a qu ...
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Today

$4,018/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Mansfield, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
Stepdown PCU RN Mansfield, OH Start Date: 02/14/2022 Shift: Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group is looking for a qu ...
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Today

$3,683/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Cleveland, OH
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
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Today

$3,678/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Chardon, OH
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
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Today

$3,592/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Surgical ICU Stepdown

  • Daytona Beach, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #38883. 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: PCU/Surgi ...
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Today

$3,591/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Batesville, AR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #289243. 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: Te ...
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$3,419/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Mayfield Heights, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
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$3,314/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Dover, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
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Today

$3,281/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Avon, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
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$3,281/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Daytona Beach, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Step Down Nurses monitor cardiac and other critical vital signs and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. They can work be ...
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$2,793/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Cleveland, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
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Today

$2,738/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Lincoln, NE
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #739300. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Step Down Unit Travel Nurse As ...
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Today

$2,341/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Fremont, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #39879. 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: RN PCU
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$2,260/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 SSM Health Saint Mary's Hospital-Madison (48 jobs), SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mount Vernon (31 jobs), and SSM Health Saint Clare Hospital - Fenton (26 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 Advantis Medical (597), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (591), and OneStaff Medical (585).

How Much Do Intermediate Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, January 20th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Intermediate Care Nurse is $3,228, but can pay up to $7,379 per week.

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  • avg - $3,228
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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

  • Augusta, GA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
Stability Job ID #286437. 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: Te ...
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8 days ago

$4,203/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Augusta, GA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #287753. 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: Te ...
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3 days ago

$4,198/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Atlantis, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #289227. 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: Te ...
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$1,531/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Atlantis, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Stability Job ID #289226. 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: Te ...
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$1,531/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Keene, NH
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #224672. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 12 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Temp ...
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8 days ago

$4,608/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Marshall, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #195246. 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: RN S ...
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$2,765/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Brandon, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #222844. 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 ...
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13 days ago

$2,534/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Orange Park, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #217733. 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 ...
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$2,534/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Grand Forks, ND
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
A Progressive Care Nurse will care for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. PCU nurses monitor cardiac and ...
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13 days ago

$3,551/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit

  • Fort Myers, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
OneStaff Medical Job ID #537105. 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 ...
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9 days ago

$3,139/wk