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 134 matching Surgical ICU Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Maywood, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
EOW
Travel
1 day ago

$5,280/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Saint Joseph Health Mishawaka Medical Center
  • Mishawaka, IN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Every 6th weekend
Travel
1 day ago

$4,780/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • New Bedford, MA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
12 hour night shifts, 7:15p-715a, every other weekend and holiday 12 hour day shifts, 7a-7:30p, every other weekend and holiday
Travel
10 days ago

$5,897/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Akron, OH
    • 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$5,457/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • York, PA
    • 3x12 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 ...
Travel
2 days ago

$5,369/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • York, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: York, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in York, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requir ...
Travel
2 days ago

$5,143/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Danville, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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. ...
Travel
Today

$5,029/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Portland, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232438. 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: SICU ...
Travel
Today

$4,447/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Mishawaka, IN
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #39723. 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: *Register ...
Travel
Today

$4,158/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Washington, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #209200. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,147/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Summa Health System
  • Akron, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
2 days ago

$3,950/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Columbia, SC
    • 3x12 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,680/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Elyria, OH
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,633/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Edgewood, KY
    • 3x12 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,558/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Akron, OH
    • 3x12 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,517/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Asheville, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232707. 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: BACK ...
Travel
Today

$3,456/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Charleston, SC
    • 3x12 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 ...
Travel
2 days ago

$3,306/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Akron, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,301/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Houston, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232421. 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: SICU ...
Travel
Today

$3,260/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Parkridge Medical Center
  • Chattanooga, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,863/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Chattanooga, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #188522. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,765/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Chattanooga, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Chattanooga, TN Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in Chattanooga, TN! This is a full time travel contract pos ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,743/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 (53), Ardor Health Solutions (21), and Nurse First (19).

How Much Do Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, January 27th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Surgical ICU Nurse is $3,407, but can pay up to $5,897 per week.

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  • min - $1,498
  • avg - $3,407
  • max - $5,897

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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Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Asheville, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232707. 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: BACK ...
Travel
Today

$3,456/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • York, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #231200. 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: WSH ...
Travel
2 days ago

$5,184/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Louisville, KY
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #228468. 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 ...
Travel
8 days ago

$3,686/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Hartford, CT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Evenings
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$5,166/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Hartford, CT
    • 2x16 hrs
    • Evenings
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 16 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$5,166/wk

Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Portage, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #7689. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$4,687/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Tulsa, OK
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #206362. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$3,402/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #223079. 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- ...
Travel
1 day ago

$5,069/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • Everett, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Everett, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in Everett, WA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
Travel
12 days ago

$4,229/wk

Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
RN-ICU/Critical Care. This opportunity will be available in San Diego, CA. The Surgical Intensive Care Unit position will cover and provide care within that unit. The facility need ...
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$5,236/wk