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 229 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
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$5,212/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareSupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Boston, Massachusetts
Supplemental Health Care
16 days ago
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized travel nurse staffing agency, that has partnered with a facility in Boston to provide a Surgical ICU RN for a 13 ...
$6,048/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
Danville, Pennsylvania
Coast Medical Service
a month ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$5,973/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
Birmingham, Alabama
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
11 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 ...
$5,226/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Carmichael, California
Nurse First
2 months ago
$5,109/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
2 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$4,716/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
Roanoke, Virginia
Coast Medical Service
2 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$4,716/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
Everett, Washington
Coast Medical Service
2 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$4,362/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
Valdosta, Georgia
Coast Medical Service
2 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$4,181/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
Everett, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
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. ...
$4,129/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
Seattle, Washington
Coast Medical Service
2 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$4,079/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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 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 ...
$4,026/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
Edgewood, Kentucky
Coast Medical Service
4 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$3,537/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Trident Regional Medical Ctr Sc
Charleston, South Carolina
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$3,460/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareNurse First
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Grand Strand Regional Med Ctr Sc
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Nurse First
15 hours ago
$3,353/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Houston, Texas
Lead Healthstaff
3 days ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3088.80 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$3,088/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mynela Staffing
8 hours ago
$2,995/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mynela Staffing
8 hours ago
$2,995/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
Santa Barbara, California
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Santa Barbara, CA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical ICU - SICU to join our travel team in Santa Barbara, CA! This is a full time travel contract ...
$2,242/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
3 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. ...
$1,944/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 MedPro Healthcare Staffing (51), Ardor Health Solutions (30), and Lead Healthstaff (29).

How Much Do Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, October 25th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Surgical ICU Nurse is $3,042, but can pay up to $6,048 per week.

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  • min - $1,296
  • avg - $3,042
  • max - $6,048

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 - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
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Fastaff Travel Nursing
5 months ago
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$5,016/wk
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$1,521/wk
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$1,521/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Nashville, TENNESSEE
Anders Group
5 days ago
ICU RN - Registered Nurse Nashville, TN Start Date: 09/26/2021 Shift: 07:00-19:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Grou ...
$2,902/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
New York, New York
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3 days ago
$5,831/wk
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Lead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
NASHVILLE, Tennessee
Lead Healthstaff
5 days ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3088.80 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$3,088/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Flagstaff, Arizona
Lead Healthstaff
18 days ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4010.04 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$4,010/wk
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Lead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Critical Care - SICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2922.48 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$2,922/wk
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