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 305 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
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois
Trinity Health FirstChoice
3 days ago
EOW
$5,210/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
San Diego, California
Lead Healthstaff
a day ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6336.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$6,336/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedmetry
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New York, New York
Medmetry
3 days ago
We are looking for Medical Surgical / ICU Registered Nurses to join our team in New York! Schedule: Day Shift, 730 am - 8 pm Requirements: Active and Clear RN License; State o ...
$5,980/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedmetry
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New York, New York
Medmetry
17 days ago
We are looking for Medical Surgical / ICU Registered Nurses to join our team in New York City! Come see why NYC is the top visited destination in the World! Schedule: 7:00 PM - 7: ...
$5,831/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! $5054.40 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$5,054/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Reno, Nevada
Coast Medical Service
8 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$4,716/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Everett, Washington
Lead Healthstaff
15 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4633.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$4,633/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Reno, Nevada
Advantis Medical
17 hours ago
$4,608/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Providence Regional Medical Center
Everett, Washington
Nurse First
16 hours ago
$4,411/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Everett, Washington
Advantis Medical
17 hours ago
$4,262/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
17 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. ...
$4,140/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareContemporary Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Howard University Hospital (Washington, DC 20060)
Washington, District Of Columbia
Contemporary Healthcare Solutions
14 hours ago
$3,888/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
Everett, Washington
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
16 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. ...
$3,852/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nurse First
a day ago
$3,743/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
Syracuse, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
20 hours ago
Location: SYRACUSE, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in SYRACUSE, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,564/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
Syracuse, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
20 hours ago
Location: SYRACUSE, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in SYRACUSE, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,564/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
Dallas, Texas
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
20 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 ...
$3,272/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
Dallas, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
20 hours ago
Location: Dallas, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in Dallas, TX! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$3,088/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
Dallas, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
20 hours ago
Location: Dallas, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in Dallas, TX! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$3,088/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Providence Regional Medical Center
Everett, Washington
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
17 hours ago
$1,775/wk
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Surgical ICU Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for Surgical ICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Surgical ICU Nurse jobs are Advantis Medical (69), KPG Healthcare (51), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (37).

How Much Do Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, September 18th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Surgical ICU Nurse is $2,944, but can pay up to $6,336 per week.

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  • min - $876
  • avg - $2,944
  • max - $6,336

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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Fastaff Travel Nursing
3 months ago
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Salem, Virginia
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
10 days 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 ...
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Coast Medical Service
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2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Reno, Nevada
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$4,608/wk
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Reno, Nevada
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
2 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. ...
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Cincinnati, Ohio
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
2 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. ...
$3,456/wk
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