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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 81 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
17 days ago
$2,808/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Saint Joseph Health System
Mishawaka, Indiana
Trinity Health FirstChoice
9 days ago
Every Third
$2,772/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Saint Joseph Health System
Mishawaka, Indiana
Trinity Health FirstChoice
13 days ago
Every Third Weekend
$2,772/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Morris Park, New York
Host Healthcare
5 days ago
Registered Nurse - ICU position in Morris Park, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #544086 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$3,764/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMSSI
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Birmingham, Alabama
MSSI
6 days ago
Must have 2 years recent experience in ICU. Previous travel experience a plus. BLS and ACLS (AHA) required.
$2,951/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Lexington, Kentucky
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$2,664/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Lexington, Kentucky
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$2,664/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Mishawaka, Indiana
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$2,448/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Riverside, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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
Travel Contract
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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
21 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
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Ann Arbor, Michigan
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$2,232/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Columbia, South Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$2,232/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Riverside Community Hospital
Riverside, California
Lead Healthstaff
2 days ago
$2,170/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
Detroit, Michigan
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$2,103/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$2,052/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Denver, Colorado
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
19 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. ...
$1,944/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Salem, Virginia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$1,908/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Boston, Massachusetts
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$1,836/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Ocala, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$1,836/wk
Travel Contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - SICU - Surgical Intensive Care
Fort Pierce, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
21 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. ...
$1,584/wk
Travel Contract
I'm interested

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Surgical ICU Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Surgical ICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, May 9th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Surgical ICU Nurse is $2,148, but can pay up to $3,764 per week.

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  • min - $1,134
  • avg - $2,148
  • max - $3,764

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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Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
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Posted on Nov 11, 2020
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