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Travel Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs

Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) nurses are registered nurses who specialize in caring for critically ill patients who either require surgery or are recovering from surgery. The SICU is a fast-paced, high acuity critical care environment that can provide a very rewarding experience for nurses who are passionate about helping critically ill patients. Due to a shortage of qualified critical care nurses, surgical ICU nurses are always in high demand.

We currently have 55 matching Surgical ICU Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Saint Joseph Health System
Mishawaka, Indiana
Trinity Health FirstChoice
a month ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one as ...
$3,592/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois
Trinity Health FirstChoice
a month ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one as ...
$3,230/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Community Hospital
Grand Junction, Colorado
Nurse First
3 days ago
$3,182/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Mount Carmel East
Columbus, Ohio
Trinity Health FirstChoice
a month ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one as ...
$2,963/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareCustom Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Columbia, South Carolina
Custom Healthcare Solutions
9 days ago
$2,838/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
NURSING Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
Espanola, New Mexico
Nurse First
a day ago
$2,836/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nurse First
9 hours ago
$2,717/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nurse First
9 hours ago
$2,717/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Danville, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Danville, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in Danville, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,653/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Tulane University Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nurse First
8 hours ago
$2,568/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Walnut Creek, California
Lead Healthstaff
a day ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2510.17 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$2,510/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Ann Arbor, Michigan
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
8 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 ...
$2,477/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New Orleans, Louisiana
Lead Healthstaff
8 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2412.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$2,412/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Reno, Nevada
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality SICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
$2,376/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Wilmington, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
9 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality SICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
$2,340/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Dalton, Georgia
Lead Healthstaff
a day ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2243.16 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$2,243/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Dalton, Georgia
Lead Healthstaff
a day ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2243.16 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$2,243/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New Orleans, Louisiana
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
7 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality SICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
$2,160/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Fredericksburg, Virginia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality SICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
$1,944/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New Orleans, Louisiana
KPG Healthcare
9 hours ago
$1,620/wk
Travel contract
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Surgical ICU Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, June 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Surgical ICU Nurse is $2,276, but can pay up to $3,592 per week.

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  • min - $842
  • avg - $2,276
  • max - $3,592

Where do Surgical Intensive Care nurses work?

Surgical ICU nurses primarily work in hospitals with surgical departments, which can include teaching hospitals. They may also work at surgical centers, especially if the facility has an ICU.

What skills make a good Surgical Intensive Care nurse?

Good SICU nurses possess advanced critical care skills and technical ICU nursing skills to perform or assist with key procedures. They also have thorough knowledge of the contraindications and side effects of many types of medications. Critical thinking skills are paramount to anticipate needed interventions and quickly respond to and fix acute problems. This requires superior assessment and verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. SICU environments heavily rely on teamwork, so good SICU nurses are very team-oriented with a strong willingness to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team. Time management and organization are other vital skills, as well as compassion and empathy carefully combined with self-care.

How to become a Surgical Intensive Care Travel Nurse

Becoming a surgical intensive care travel nurse requires education, examination, and licensing to become a registered nurse. The minimum educational requirement is an associate degree, but some facilities prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited nursing program. Graduates pass the NCLEX-RN exam and complete all licensing requirements to become a registered nurse.

All RNs complete Basic Life Support certification and SICU nurses also complete Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. Although not required, SICU nurses may pursue Critical Care Registered Nurse certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses to heighten their career advancement. Most travel SICU nursing positions require one to two years of recent critical care nursing experience and may require this experience to be in an acute care SICU setting.

What does a Surgical Intensive Care nurse do?

Surgical ICU nurses are specially trained to care for critically ill surgical patients, which may include preoperative, postoperative, and post-trauma injury management. They provide intensive care for unstable patients, which may include those who are in shock, on mechanical ventilation, an organ transplant recipient, or recovering from major surgeries with high potential for complications. Surgical ICU nurses continuously monitor patients and their vital signs to identify any signs of complications and immediately respond to negative changes in their conditions. Other tasks SICU nurses might perform include:

  • Examining, cleaning, and dressing surgical wounds

  • Ensuring infection control measures are followed

  • Checking and managing multiple drains, tubes, and lines

  • Assisting physicians with surgical and medically necessary procedures

  • Performing EKG, hemodynamic, and Spo2 monitoring

  • Providing life-saving interventions and resuscitation

  • Administration and documentation of all prescribed and prn medications

  • Updating plans of care according to patients’ conditions and progress

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Regional Medical Center
Hudson, Florida
Nurse First
3 days ago
$2,092/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Hudson, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day ago
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$2,025/wk
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Jackson, Tennessee
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality SICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
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Modesto, California
Lead Healthstaff
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We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3030.34 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$3,030/wk
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Doctors Medical Center
Modesto, California
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
$2,869/wk
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Albany, New York
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
22 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality SICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. ...
$1,980/wk
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
NURSING Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
Espanola, New Mexico
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$2,404/wk
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